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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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StateWashington
CountryUSA
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Organizations and rules
It's a problem with organizations. They are looking for the common good and things drop to the lowest common denominator. In this case that means fire and CO emitting equipment in the hands of ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The 45-Year-Old Boy Scout
June 25, 8:53am

Water is thin
One shower is no big deal, but three days of rain and wet brush, mud, etc, etc, makes for a sloppy mess. A good ol' trash compactor bag will do a lot for very little. I like the Sea to Summ...

In GEAR » pack cover? pack liner? neither!
June 24, 11:50pm

Shipping international
I've worked for an electronics supplier and shipped via USPS all over the world with few problems. The only issue I have has is the USPS lists a First Class International option that was much l...

In Gear Deals » Open Letter to Ye Gear Sellers
June 23, 6:08pm

Golite Vison replacement
How about a Golite Peak? Very similar specs.

In GEAR » Replacement for Golit Vison input
June 23, 5:58pm

Lightest wide mouth?
Good tip on the UL recycled bottle. How about the lightest wide mouth bottle for a Steripen? So far, the Nalgene soft canteen does the trick at 2.3oz each. I haven't weighed a Gatorade bott...

In GEAR » Absolute Lightest 1L Water Bottle
June 23, 3:08pm

I don't cotton to that :)
Wouldn't bother me in a dry climate, but 6000' feet up on the soggy side of the Cascades in 50F cloudy weather, noooo. It might dry out in June. Maybe.

In GEAR » Cotton shirt in summer
June 23, 3:03pm

Less is more
The less you compress your insulation (down or otherwise), the longer it will last and you will maintain maximum loft. Using a compression sack to pack the item rock hard is going to crush fibers r...

In GEAR » Compressing down filled gear too much??
June 23, 9:45am

Horse first, then the cart
acronym.esq wrote : "My current total pack weight is about 28 lbs (very near the limits of many UL packs). Dropping my current pack and replacing it with a UL pack would bring my total pack we...

In GEAR » Identify packs that require sleeping pads as frames
June 23, 9:29am

Down with cover
If it was so cold that the down jacket alone wasn't doing the trick, I would just wear my rain shell over the down. I wouldn't be moving much, so perspiration wouldn't be a big issue.

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Three-Season Down Jackets State of the Market Report 2010 Part 2
June 23, 8:40am

Light shirts & pants
Ditto on REI Sahara shirts, pants and shorts. I have some Ex Officio shirts and pants that are good for hot weather too. Definately go for the lighter colors. If you need sun protection, Solumb...

In GEAR » Lightweight pants & shirt to keep the sun off. What are the options?
June 22, 2:32pm

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