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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: mid-layer
The way you use the R1 is what I had in mind. I've settled on a LS 1/4 zip Power Stretch shirt or a full zip Power Stretch vest for that function. The vest is a very recent addition and I l...

In GEAR » Favorite Mid-Layer?
October 30, 7:26pm

Re: Hiker Missing In Cascades Found Alive
Here is a 20 minute interview with the hiker: http://www.kirotv.com/video/25543589/index.html She did not have a map or compass. She relied on reading the trail and directions given to her by...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker Missing In Cascades Found Alive
October 30, 5:54pm

Re: Peak
Do check out the "compacktor" system built into the pack. In plain terms, it has a set of hooks and loops on the bottom of the pack to reduce the volume in conjunction with the compressio...

In Gear Swap » GoLite Peak and Jam Packs, Large, Black
October 29, 10:30pm

Re: Golite Peak
I think it is actually the better of the two packs. I like the waist belt better and I'm thinking smaller frameless packs make more sense. If you want a higher capacity day pack, like for winte...

In Gear Swap » GoLite Peak and Jam Packs, Large, Black
October 29, 9:15pm

GoLite Peak and Jam Packs bump!
Friday night bump! Ribbbet!

In Gear Swap » GoLite Peak and Jam Packs, Large, Black
October 29, 7:34pm

Re: why people make mistakes
Climbers will keep their buddies in check because they don't want to get killed by a stupid climbing partner. I've been involved in industrial safety, first aid, disaster planning and c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker Missing In Cascades Found Alive
October 29, 3:21pm

Re: PCT Gear List 2011
Good start. If you own the stuff listed, take some of my critique with a grain of salt-- it gets down to small details and personal preferences. Nothing you listed stands out as a mistake or show s...

In Gear Lists » PCT Gear List 2011
October 29, 1:27pm

Re: Weather can change quickly
Changeable weather is a #1 factor for me in preparedness. One key to the weather in the Pacific Northwest is jet stream shifts, pulling warm moist air off the ocean and mixing it with cold air from...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker Missing In Cascades Found Alive
October 29, 12:24pm

Re: WTB Trashed Sleeping Bag
You can buy the military half bags made by Wild Things for about $60 on eBay. They are 32oz and rated for 32F. I'm 5'10" and it will reach my armpits, so you can have some good overlap...

In Gear Swap » WTB Trashed Sleeping Bag
October 29, 11:47am

Re: Lowepro Camera Case Toploader
I have a similar Tamrac case, without a rain shield. I have a harness for it, but I don't care much for the design and the hardware is heavy metal snaps. I'm considering some snap links fro...

In GEAR » Protecting DSLR's
October 29, 8:38am

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