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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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Knife w/ Just blade and saw
+1 on Swiss Bianco. He's doing cool things with Swiss Army knives. Wenger makes one with blade and saw only, but it is big and relatively heavy at 4oz., the Century with saw: http://www.weng...

In GEAR » Knife w/ Just blade and saw
August 25, 9:30am

Has lightweight packing really caught on?
Is this the fringe? You bet your titanium chopsticks it is. Anyone who has done a gear list has seen how easy it is to have base weight get away from you. It's pretty easy to nail the Big Th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Has lightweight packing really caught on?
August 24, 9:42am

Add pad, keep stay
I think the stay should help stabilize the shape of the pack as well as transfer the load to the hip belt. I would leave it in. It certainly won't hurt to experiment. Without that pad in pl...

In GEAR » Pack fit: slowly slides down back
August 23, 12:37am

Re: Good insulating layer?
Good, inexpensive insulation is a challenge. For camp use you could get away with a lot of less expensive stuff for this season. Haunt the closeouts on 6pm.com, Sierra Trading Post, REI Outlet, ...

In GEAR » Good insulating layer?
August 22, 10:49pm

SmarTube drinking tubes and adapters
SmarTube makes a drinking hose for water bottles and has a 63mm adapted for wide mouth Nalgene bottles. http://www.bluedesert.co.il/smartube_caps.html Now, the hard sided Nalgene needs a one-...

In GEAR » Is there a Nalgene adaptor cap
August 22, 10:13pm

Re: Pack fit: slowly slides down back
With synthetic clothing and pack fabrics, there isn't much traction. I have the same build and it is a challenge: much in front and not enough in the rear, so there's nothing to "hang&...

In GEAR » Pack fit: slowly slides down back
August 22, 9:39am

Re: Dog Tent: Silnylon A Frame
Good job on the ummmm pup tent :) I have day hiked with my Aussie, but judging how he is at home, I fear he will take the tent down if he hears something outside. All I need is my dog taking on ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Simple Silnylon A Frame Tent for my Dog
August 22, 1:46am

REI Flash 30 SOLD
SOLD, thanks! I'm selling my REI Flash 30, size large, color gray. In excellent condition-- clean, no holes, not frayed, no stains or funky-ness. 23.8oz on my scale. 1830 cubic inches/30 lit...

In Gear Swap » REI Flash 30, large, gray
August 21, 6:03pm

Re: Favorite Camping Music
As long as you keep it to yourself, whatever floats your boat. My favorite hiking instrument? Native American flute. Dr. Hal makes a plastic one that is nearly indestructible and sounds great--...

In Philosophy & Technique » Favorite Camping Music?
August 21, 4:57pm

RTW Trip with NO Baggage
Hehehe-- most folk just want a DATE with no baggage ;) Gimme a small pack with a couple water bottle pockets. Other than basic clothing like shirt, pants, shoes, wind shirt and a hat, all I wo...

In Chaff » Man Wants to do RTW Trip with NO Baggage
August 21, 4:29pm

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