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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
My PDF Gear ListGeneric Ultralight Gear List

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Re: This is why I prefer BPL to GearJunkie
The thought that came to mind is that the Creator looks after fools and little children. Like any tool that tries to be too much, this fails.

In On the Web » This is why I prefer BPL to GearJunkie
June 20, 8:10am

Re: vivo shoes
"There was one reference to using these as hiking shoes. Can any owners confirm if the traction is decent enough esp for granite and wet conditions? Is it durable enough for "shorter"...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 20, 8:01am

Re: Vivobarefoot Ultra II...weight please
My size 45 Vivobarefoot Ultra model shoes arrived today. They have the molded "exoskeleton", a sock liner and a separate tongue. This is NOT the "Ultra II" model. Each exosk...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 19, 10:14pm

Re: "Unscented" Trash Compactor Bags?
Some come hideously perfumed and of course the stinky stuff will permeate all your gear. Might even attract critters, which would really be a disaster. Read the label and caveat emptor! I got a ...

In GEAR » Waterproof my pack?
June 19, 9:16pm

Seattle Yard Sale Closed!
I'm the words of Douglas MacArthur, "These proceedings are concluded." BPL'ers visited and discounts were received! Thank you all!!!! See you next year :)

In Gear Deals » Seattle Yard Sale Friday 6/19 12-3, Saturday 6/20 9-3
June 19, 11:09am

Re: Waterproof my pack?
You can improve the water repellency with a spray treatment like Gear Proof, but it will never be truly waterproof http://www.nikwax-usa.com/en-us/products/productdetail.php?productid=256. Pack cov...

In GEAR » Waterproof my pack?
June 19, 10:12am

Re: Wanted: Tent Recommendations for Rain and Wind
Wind is the downfall of many UL shelters and condensation is a problem with many single wall designs. A foot of snow is a lot. Your criteria begs for a double wall tent, but you can throw out simpl...

In GEAR » Wanted: Tent Recommendations for Rain and Wind
June 19, 10:00am

Re: New to backpacking: Why does my backpack already seem so light?
As mentioned above, you need a full HONEST gear list to see where you are are. You have listed some of the classic "big 3" items, but there is more to an effective and safe kit. You c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New to backpacking: Why does my backpack already seem so light?
June 18, 11:19am

PIF CLAIMED: The Great PIF Book Challenge: 2 Foghorn Hiking Books, PNW and California
Claimed by Steve Martin: I challenge you all to keep a PIF book thread going as long as possible. My first offering: two Foghorn books covering the West Coast and 2000 hikes. 4 pounds Media ...

In Gear Swap » PIF: The Great PIF Book Challenge: 2 Foghorn Hiking Books, PNW and California
June 17, 10:14pm

Re: Aswesome!
Its her's Mike, and I have your address.

In Gear Swap » Free Book to Scouts/Kid's Org: Shelters, Shacks and Shanites
June 17, 1:50pm

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