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Dale Wambaugh (dwambaugh) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Native Seattlite, hiking and biking in the woods since I was a kid. Returned to backpacking a couple years ago and discovered the pleasures ultralight hiking-- it appeals to my gadgeteering nature and my aging body parts :)
CitySeattle
StateWashington
CountryUSA
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Re: Caldera cone metal
It is a good quality aluminum alloy. You might find aluminum flashing (roofing and siding materials) in a hardware store, which is typically softer stuff. Aluminum comes in many alloys and varies i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Caldera cone metal
March 25, 5:11pm

Re: Cap 1 vs Cap 2
Sounds like the Cap2 and merino LS are overlapping. I wear a Cap2 for cooler walking with a windshirt or rain shell. Seems to go well with a puffy vest too. In my avatar I'm wearing a Cap2 LS w...

In GEAR » Cap 1 vs Cap 2
March 25, 4:48pm

Re: Re: ultra light rain pants for ultra running/fastpacking
"I'm not very optimistic about running in a kilt!" Less drag than sticky rain pants and better ventilation. You did say worst case and light. Didn't seem to slow down the guys ...

In GEAR » ultra light rain pants for ultra running/fastpacking
March 25, 1:43pm

Re: ultra light rain pants for ultra running/fastpacking
"These would rarely get used, mostly in the pack as a worst case backup" Driducks if just for worst case. Coated/membrane pants like GoLite Reed (discontinued) are light, but not as br...

In GEAR » ultra light rain pants for ultra running/fastpacking
March 25, 1:26pm

Re: What air pad for my toddler? Crazy kid won't sleep on foam anymore
Big Agnes Air Core pads are $45-ish on line. Add stickers to what he has? Or let him go to sleep on what works and move him--- gotta sneak up on 'em! Two year olds *are* an adventure in the...

In GEAR » What air pad for my toddler? Crazy kid won't sleep on foam anymore
March 25, 1:05pm

Re: Around town insulation piece
Heheh-- I love seeing someone wearing an 800 fill down belay jacket in town on a 60F day. Get on a bus in Seattle and you will see all the major brands of outdoor apparel. I save my hiking rain gea...

In GEAR » Around town insulation piece
March 25, 7:56am

Re: Don't take it the wrong way.
Giving is giving. You don't do it because someone else gave to you or meets some other criteria: you do it because it is the right thing for you to do. On a pragmatic basis, we do have our cart...

In Gear Deals » Black Diamond Helping Japan
March 25, 7:46am

FS: Patagonia Long Sleeve Capilene Crew Neck Shirt, Small Green
Bump!

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Long Sleeve Capilene Crew Neck Shirt, Small Green
March 24, 7:20pm

Re: Instructors?
"What were they thinking?" They were stuck on the original goal. Time and time again, I have read about people getting in dangerous situations because they were set on a destination...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Under what conditions would you abandon your gear?
March 24, 3:45pm

Re: Under what conditions would you abandon your gear?
I would abandon my gear only if I were trapped or hung up on it, or it somehow hindered my escape. If a bear has one end, he gets it. A two-legged snake robs me. If there is a fire, lan...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Under what conditions would you abandon your gear?
March 24, 3:13pm

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