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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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How fast do you hike?"
Slow-- I like to stop and "smell the roses." Trail condtion really makes the difference for me. Put some rocks, mud and streams on your treadmill and try it again :) Steep uphill slow...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How fast do you hike?
August 16, 6:22pm

Smartwool?
Smartwool makes a light gray: https://www.smartwool.com/default.cfm#/Mens/Apparel/Baselayer/_/703/

In GEAR » really light ls wool shirt in a lighter color?
August 16, 6:08pm

Re: ultralight knife sheaths?
Kydex sheaths work great. You can heat and mold the stuff with a heat gun too. The heat gun works for making fine adjustments in tension and fit too. For paring knives and the like that will tr...

In GEAR » ultralight knife sheaths?
August 16, 9:45am

Re: Down
I recently added a down First Ascent vest and a jacket to my clothing kit. The vest is light enough that I would throw it in for any dry weather pursuits, and the jacket should be great for cold-an...

In GEAR » Favorite Mid-Layer?
August 12, 2:41pm

FS: Western Mountaineering Flight Jacket
What a crew--- someone to jump on the "grenade" and save our wallets and marital bliss. Give that man a medal!

In Gear Swap » FS: Western Mountaineering Flight Jacket
August 12, 9:37am

Re: Warmth
Dan wrote, "...but carrying a down inner and down vest would be heavier on cold trips than just carrying a warmer down jkt so it's a tough call. Ideally if I was rich I'd just have a v...

In GEAR » Favorite Mid-Layer?
August 12, 9:29am

Re: Midlayer
Thanks, Dan I put together a similar layer set on paper. I can see your point about the efficiency using a base layer as insulation, but it is insulation none the less, and it wicks too, as well...

In GEAR » Favorite Mid-Layer?
August 12, 1:16am

NY Times article on simple living
I like the term "calculated consumption." I've called it hypermaterialism-- trying to describe going for quality over quantity.

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
August 12, 12:14am

Second Ascent in Seattle
Check with Second Ascent in Seattle. They had a lot of Mont Bell jackets the last time I was there. www.secondascent.com --- if you don't see it, call them. It's a mom-pop store with great ...

In Gear Deals » Deals on Mont-Bell?
August 11, 2:44pm

ikea woodstove
I see those things all the time in thrift stores for $0.99 or so. I really like the idea of using it with Esbit. I'm thinking of a little cat food can to raise the Esbit off the bottom and make...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3,06 oz. ikea woodstove
August 11, 2:39pm

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