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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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OR Celestial Gore-Tex Palite Jacket Mens L
**SOLD** Thanks! Outdoor Research Celestial Gore-Tex Paclite jacket, "mojo blue" color (dark royal blue in my opinion), men's large size. 12.5 ounces on my scale, in very good cond...

In Gear Swap » OR Celestial Gore-Tex Palite Jacket Mens L
August 22, 7:59pm

Base layers
Matt, First of all, your 15 pound base weight isn't bad. The Thermawrap will help and it is a great garment. You can chip away at the rest as things wear out and you find deals. You wrote th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Frustrated:: Need options Base layer
August 21, 10:07pm

Fall hiking in the PNW
Yes, hiking at altitude can be dicey with unexpected snowfall, but it can be a beautiful time of year. Here's a great climate history link: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/summary/Climsmwa.html ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weekend October backpacking trip to Cascade Mountains?
August 19, 9:44am

Stealth tourist
What identifies a person as a tourist? Physical characteristics Body language/demeanor Speech Clothing Luggage I'm an American of mixed European ancestry with dark hair. That makes it...

In Gear Lists » Green traveler/backpacker looking for some seasoned advice!
August 18, 9:45am

Kmart pots
The Kmart pots are perfect for the Scouts. Next step is to get some aluminum flashing and gutter spikes (or tent stakes) and make windscreen/pot stands for them and add wire bails. Add a pop can st...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Cheap pots
August 17, 9:04am

Re: Torx drivers
Sears has 'em all.

In GEAR » UL pocketknife - what blade do you carry?
August 16, 6:44pm

Heat Reflector under alcohol stove-- foiled again!
I can see your point. You don't need much foil. I had one minibulldesing stove that used a foil cupcake wrapper as a priming pan. My guess is that a small piece of foil wouldn't draw too mu...

In GEAR » Heat Reflector under alcohol stove
August 16, 3:57pm

Favorite knives
I don't think knives are very heavy in general-- given the utility. My EDC (every day carry) is a Benchmade Griptilian with a bright orange handle. 3.9oz., excellent steel, easy to open one-...

In GEAR » UL pocketknife - what blade do you carry?
August 12, 11:58pm

Sierra Designs Hurricane Rain Pants Mens LRG
Sierra Designs Hurricane Rain Pants, men's large size, dark blue, 7.9oz on my scale. These are light breathable PU coated nylon. Elastic waist with drawstring and toggle, 12" ankle zips, e...

In Gear Swap » Sierra Designs Hurricane Rain Pants Mens LRG
August 10, 5:03pm

Rain and windshirts
It's handy to have some DWR function in a windshirt, but too much waterproofness just makes them a sweat box. Breathability has been the deciding factor in all the reviews of windshirts I'v...

In GEAR » Wind Shirt Advice?
August 06, 9:36am

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