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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: Ditching fleece for high Sierra conditions
If you are worried about a sloppy base layer, why not carry a spare silkweight top to wear with your down and sleep, giving your "active" top a chance to dry, or even washed and dried. Th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ditching fleece for high Sierra conditions
February 24, 11:23am

Re: Stupid light
Skurka did coin the term stupid light which I think is an excellent concept to grasp when evolving an ultralight kit. He has since expressed regrets with the "stupid" connotation. The gis...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 24, 11:17am

Re: hero worship
"I'm tired of all this hero worship." Worship? I'm jealous of those who can manage to get paid to hike! Like being a giggilo with a choice of "views." 😁

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 8:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Thoughts
Interesting responses. If there were job opportunities to design hiking gear announced here, I'm sure the reaction would be something on the order of an early 19th Century buffalo stampede ...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 6:50pm

Re: Cap 4 one-piece, thoughts?
A one piece might be okay for really cold weather where you would be wearing heavy base layers all the time anyway, but I think it would be too warm for the temps you describe. Separate tops and bo...

In GEAR » Cap 4 one-piece, thoughts?
February 23, 9:14am

PIF: Lands End Polartec Aircore Fleece LS Crew Neck Top, Men's Large, Blue
PIF CLAIMED!

In Gear Swap » PIF: Lands End Polartec Aircore Fleece LS Crew Neck Top, Men's Large, Blue
February 22, 11:57am

Sold: Black Diamond Icon Headlamp (older version) PRICE DROP
Sold Now $22.50 including US shipping and PayPal fees.

In Gear Swap » FS: Black Diamond Icon Headlamp (older version)
February 22, 11:42am

Re: DIY Ultralite Fishing Rod
I have a light telecoping pole and I've thought of rigging my trekking pole with a reel seat and a couple line guides, but combining the two is a brilliant outside the box feat. I award you a P...

In GEAR » DIY Ultralite Fishing Rod
February 22, 11:38am

Re: WTB: GoLite Chrome Dome umbrella
You can buy new ones from Liteflex, for example: http://www.amazon.com/Umbrellas-Liteflex-Umbrella-Silver-W2L69027-SILVER/dp/B001OPO7L8/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

In Gear Swap » WTB: GoLite Chrome Dome umbrella
February 22, 11:26am

Re: Pad options, All about foam, open cell, closed cell, self inflating.
My first impression was that you can buy any self inflating pad you like and improve on the load you are carrying now. IMHO, anything thicker than 1" is overkill. Open cell foam is a guaran...

In GEAR » Pad options, All about foam, open cell, closed cell, self inflating.
February 20, 10:33am

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