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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: Accurately weight the fuel left in a canister — using your hiking pole
Very clever! I would refrain from etching the pole and use some other method of marking. Scratching some materials like that can create a breaking point, especially carbon fiber. Thin tape, paint, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Accurately weight the fuel left in a canister — using your hiking pole
June 28, 12:00am

Re: Re: Re: CLO charts, etc
I would buy a book authored by Richard in a heartbeat.

In GEAR » Which is warmer?
June 27, 9:48pm

Re: "SUL scissors? (or, anyone have these and know the gram weight?)"
The Olfa Touch knife is a SUL cutter at 6.5g and about 47mm diameter. Okay for opening food packs or trimming line, but I'll opt for scissors for grooming.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL scissors? (or, anyone have these and know the gram weight?)
June 27, 9:35pm

Re: PNW: Do Bears Break into Cars????
Yeah, the bears havn't learned yet, but trailhead car prowls are too common. They have planted bait cars at Rainier with success, catching locals red handed. http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattl...

In GEAR » PNW: Do Bears Break into Cars????
June 27, 9:15pm

Re: Example of a SUL internal frame backpack?
But, Tadpole, why would a SUL hiker want such a large pack? Assuming that extra space is for food/bear can and a long distance hike, and the weight is not SUL anymore, how about a Gossamer Gear...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Example of a SUL internal frame backpack?
June 27, 7:45pm

Re: Re: From Portland, OR - I want to do a Goat Rocks overnight or two..help me!
More Goat Rocks info: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/cispus-basin-cispus-pass

In Pre-Trip Planning » Planning 2-3 night trip in Cascades near Portland, OR - Need ideas
June 27, 12:44pm

Re: Kettle vs pot
Pots are much more versatile. Kettles are tea culture artifacts.

In Gear Deals » $9.9 for ALOCS CW - K02 Outdoor Backpack Camping Kettle
June 27, 9:41am

Re: PNW rain footwear: rain PNW style
One thing you need to consider is HOW it rains in the PNW. Thundershowers are rare and usually short lived. Big storms with hours of downpour are more winter things and even then on the rare side. ...

In GEAR » PNW rain footwear... recommendations, please...
June 27, 9:36am

Re: Is there a better way to get powder into a drinking container?
Spoon?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there a better way to get powder into a drinking container?
June 27, 9:17am

Re: CLO charts, etc
Nisely charts-- priceless! Check all the pages in the threads--- there are jewels scattered here and there. When you're done, you'll have a Masters of Clothing Insulation :) http://www...

In GEAR » Which is warmer?
June 26, 7:54pm

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