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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 :)
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Re: Reply to sleeping in clothes.
"I keep the wet stuff I took off in a pile under the tarp. I know from experience it won't dry out over night, and I just put them back on (cold and wet) in the AM." I think some r...

In Gear Lists » PCT / summer backpacking list -- input appreciated
February 05, 3:09pm

Re: UL ballhead for DSLR?
Looks fine for a short zoom, but that is it. Good weight and price. The caveat in using a ball head is that they "creep" a little after tightening down, particularly if overloaded. That i...

In Photography » UL ballhead for DSLR?
February 05, 1:55pm

Re: Vest or down hooded jacket?
Patagonia Micro Puff vest and Power Stretch hoodie. A down vest is nice for low bulk and weight--- if the precip and humidty are low. Down hooded jacket for sub-freezing stuff. Terrible in col...

In GEAR » Vest or down hooded jacket?
February 05, 1:05pm

Re: REI 200W Polarfleece Jacket/Sweater, Mens XL $15
Lowered price, Friday night bump!

In Gear Swap » REI 200W Polarfleece Jacket/Sweater, Mens XL, Green
February 04, 7:26pm

Black bear deterrents
I saw a ranger use an M-80 type fire cracker on a black bear in Olympic National Park. You know, a black bear can move really fast if scared-- you don't want to be in the way :)

In GEAR » Does bear spray work with black bears and what brand?
February 04, 11:02am

FS: Pacific Crest Trail Hiker's Handbook by Ray Jardine
Still available! Buuuuuump.

In Gear Swap » FS: Pacific Crest Trail Hiker's Handbook by Ray Jardine
February 04, 10:51am

Pacific Crest Trail Association hiring
Could be a dream job for someone here: The Pacific Crest Trail Association, headquartered in Sacramento, California is dedicated to prote...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pacific Crest Trail Association hiring
February 04, 9:52am

Re: UL freestanding tent
A caveat with "freestanding" tents. They will stand up by themselves, but aren't functional that way. A Big Agnes Seedhouse requires TWELVE stakes. A Golite Utopia 1 with floor requir...

In GEAR » UL freestanding tent: Terra Nova Solar Photon 1
February 04, 9:29am

Pacific Coast April weather
For weather I would plan for 40F-50F and constant rain. Not thundershowers like the East Coast, but drizzle all day. If a front comes in, it can rain hard and long. It can be warmer. Watch the w...

In Gear Lists » Clothing list for PNW hoh river trail
February 04, 9:19am

FS: Outdoor Research Celestial Paclite Gaiters **SOLD**
**SOLD** Outdoor Research Celestial Gore-Tex Paclite Gaiters, black size large (men's 8-11, women's 9-12). They are unused, and weigh 5.6oz/pair. The upper section is Gore-Tex and the lo...

In Gear Swap » FS: Outdoor Research Celestial Paclite Gaiters, Large, Black
February 04, 9:02am

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