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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: DriClime
The Dri Clime is heavy for what it is as you're always stuck with the combo. It's either too warm or not warm enough. Using a separate wicking base layer/fleece plus a windshirt allows seve...

In GEAR » That wind shirt ad light fleece combo thing
September 12, 11:31am

Re: Quilt for Washington
Synthetic is better, IMHO. And many have done just fine when using down in the Cascades. You might have no rain at all, but there is the chance of having it drizzle for days. This summer set new re...

In GEAR » Quilt for pnw on pct
September 12, 10:28am

Re: primaloft 1 vs thermal q elite (MH Thermostatic hoody)
30% of what? It's like Columbia's claim of 20% warmer with their silver dots--- note that Columbia and MH are part of the same organization. I'm very skeptical of double digit impro...

In GEAR » primaloft 1 vs thermal q elite (MH Thermostatic hoody)
September 11, 9:28am

Re: Down-Loft Reduction
In a similar vein, I've always wondered how the service life of high loft down compares. It seems that it would be much more fragile.

In GEAR » Down-Loft Reduction
September 11, 8:50am

Re: Shell game?
Don't be afraid to step outside the hiking clothing box to find a wind shell. There are lots of running, cross country skiing and biking wind shells that have good ventilation, but they are typ...

In GEAR » Shell game?
September 10, 9:28am

Re: FS: Rare Golite Ion Pack
$65 is a fair market market value IMHO. The last one on eBay went for $94. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=321452808549&alt=web Older models like the Breeze and Gust...

In Gear Swap » FS{ Rare Golite Ion Pack
September 10, 9:00am

Re: Hiking snacks?
Moderation is the key. If you are burning it, you can eat it, but not ALL of it :) I take granola bars, almonds, fresh or dried fruit, small amounts of very high quality chocolate, a bit of cheese-...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » lose w8 now, ask dale how
September 09, 9:59pm

New Black Diamond Ion headlamp
I just got an email blurb on BD's new version of the Ion headlamp. Looks good for UL and just $25 retail with two AAA batteries. At 48g with batteries, 200 hours max and 80 lumens it sound like...

In GEAR » New Black Diamond Ion headlamp
September 09, 9:57am

Re: I picked the wrong hobby.
Day hike! There have been many times when I couldn't get out for multi-day trips, but there were lots of opportunities for day hiking. You just miss out on sleeping on the ground :) Day hik...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 08, 9:59am

Re: PIF: one Outdoor Research Versaliner glove
Check with OR customer service--- I'll bet they fix you up on a pair.

In Gear Swap » PIF: one Outdoor Research Versaliner glove
September 07, 5:42pm

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