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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: Single or some double wall tents, any difference?
The typical inner tent for a double wall has a bathtub floor, protecting against spray and splash, leaving the outer wall to handle the condensation and rain. With a good design there are some vent...

In GEAR » Single or some double wall tents, any difference?
December 10, 9:43pm

Montbell U.L. Down Inner Parka = Rainjacket
If it is cold enough to actually hike wearing a down jacket, however thin, it won't be warm enough to rain. A shell and a 100w fleece would be more than enough. Wearing down while exerting ...

In GEAR » Montbell U.L. Down Inner Parka = Rainjacket ?
December 10, 9:27pm

Re: AT vs PCT
Adam recountered: "Dale, I absolutely hike with a map when I need to, but I was asking my question based on my experience on the AT where it was impossible to lose the trail and hardly anyone ...

In GEAR » Are maps required for PCT thru-hike?
December 10, 7:36pm

Re: Are maps required for PCT thru-hike?
I consider them a critical safety item. If you want to die, wander around on unfamiliar mountain trails without a map and compass. If nothing else, think about your family and those who might risk ...

In GEAR » Are maps required for PCT thru-hike?
December 10, 1:50pm

Responsible consumption
I had been thinking about going through this exercise on paper but never got around to it. It is an interesting exercise, but it does point out issues with sustainability and the social-political i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking, Wal-Mart Style
December 09, 8:28am

Re: Lightweight Backpacking, Wal-Mart Style
Server hiccup/double post-- sorry

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking, Wal-Mart Style
December 09, 8:28am

Re: Waterproof(ish) Pants
I asked a similar question and landed on the lighter softshell pants. I got some OR Pursuit pants, but there are many more. The REI Mistral pants are big on my list.

In GEAR » Waterproof(ish) Pants
December 06, 11:35pm

Re: Why?
Moras? They are light, cheap, and they work. I buy them at commercial fishing supply stores. I have one I bought 25 years ago that is still going strong. Why a fixed blade knife? I like having ...

In GEAR » Mora Knives
December 06, 11:26pm

Re: Light beanie with ear covers
Outdoor Research Peruvian Windstopper. A+++++

In GEAR » Light beanie with ear covers
December 05, 6:38pm

Re: Woman Has Lost Her Mind and Needs Advice
Why not! You are in excellent condition and if you can wrangle the time, you have a opportunity. As you are into endurance sports, you won't have many surprises on your physical ability. The jo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Woman Has Lost Her Mind and Needs Advice
December 05, 12:17pm

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