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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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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

Sea to Summit Sleeping Bag Liners
Sea to Summit makes several liners that might make good hot weather bags. http://www.seatosummit.com/products/cat/1

In GEAR » Hot Summer Sleep System
June 22, 2:26pm

First Ascent Down Sweater
I had posted this in the Gear Deals forum: Eddie Bauer First Ascent down sweater for $84.50. As of 1AM they still had blue and red in size large. http://www.eddiebauer.com/EB/Men/Outerwear--Bla...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Down Parka (sz L)
June 21, 2:07am

Re: Thermometers Driving Me Insane!!
I bought one like the one shown in the link: http://www.novatech-usa.com/Products/Min-Max-Thermometers/4050 Note the accuracy listed for a given range of temps. This type of thermometer is so...

In GEAR » Thermometers Driving Me Insane!!
June 19, 9:44pm

Discretion is the better part of valor
I've live in Western Washington, which has what I call "soft weather." Other than getting soaked and hypothermia, there is very little wild weather that might kill you. I'm alway...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Iffy Weather - Would you go?
June 19, 8:57am

Cheap insulation
Cheap insulation is the hardest thing to find, IMHO. There's lots of rain gear floating around and tons of fleece, but finding good quality down or Primaloft stuff at a bargain price is tough. ...

In Gear Deals » Eddie Bauer 1st Ascent Jackets
June 18, 3:01pm

Transformations
It's more restoration than transformation. Certainly better for my heath-- physical and mental. Escape with exercise!

In Philosophy & Technique » Did backpacking transform you?
June 18, 12:04pm

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