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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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Dishwater bottles
Miller Lite... ewwww. People are selling empties on eBay! Maybe I can get my brother-in-law to drink the stuff :)

In Make Your Own Gear » 16 oz aluminum bottles
July 06, 8:23pm

Patagonia Wind Pants Mens Large SOLD
SOLD Patagonia wind pants, men's large, royal blue color, elastic and drawstring waist, 16" gusseted ankle zips, pass-through pocket zippers (adds ventilation too). 5.6oz on my digita...

In Gear Swap » Patagonia Wind Pants Mens Large
July 05, 5:20pm

Re: windshirt + 2 oz poncho on a 30 day hike
What kind of 2oz poncho? That's *light.* Ditto on wind concerns and using the waist cord. A poncho isn't good hurricane gear, but makes for good emergency and break shelter, cooking vest...

In GEAR » windshirt + 2 oz poncho on a 30 day hike
July 05, 8:37am

Vaude Ultra Hiker 20 new SOLD
SOLD Vaude Ultra Hiker 20, brand new with the tags. 20 liter, weights 16.4oz on my scale. Lots of good features-- arched mesh back panel for excellent ventilation, top lid pocket, side pockets...

In Gear Swap » Vaude Ultra Hiker 20 new
July 04, 10:09am

Aluminum tubing
The hardware aisle at Home Depot has a display of aluminum angle, flat bar and tubing.

In Make Your Own Gear » pole jack
July 04, 6:16am

Re: Re: Victorinox paring knife
Victorinox makes a rounded version too, but it is called a tomato/bagel knife. It's a little longer, so the weight may go up to a full ounce :) There is also a sheeps foot blade paring k...

In Editor's Roundtable » Benchmade 530 Folding Knife Review
July 03, 7:21pm

Cheap windshirt
What size?

In GEAR » cheap windjacket with hood -- less than 10 - 11 oz
July 03, 6:49pm

Opinel as fishing knife
The Opinel blades are thin and can be made sharp enough to clean a fish. My concern would be getting the knife clean afterward. The Opinel blades are not flexible like a true fillet knife is and fa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Benchmade 530 Folding Knife Review
July 03, 12:11pm

Knives as jewelry
Knife manufacturers are adept at separating collectors from their money. REI isn't exactly ignorant of the process ;) Check out custom knife sites like http://www.knifeart.com. $145 won&#...

In Editor's Roundtable » Benchmade 530 Folding Knife Review
July 03, 11:05am

Re: PCT problem
I wondered about this. We came back from Vancouver, B.C. via the Sumas crossing a few weeks ago and I was looking into the mountains (longingly). The US-Canada border is nothing more than a broa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT problem
July 02, 9:27am

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