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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: There is always the quilt
Bad plan, proven by many disasterous accounts. When things get bad, they spiral. I say play the movie backwards: "well yah, there this big storm and I got soaked and my quilt did too and I dec...

In Gear Lists » Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
February 17, 9:56am

Re: 0212
Yup. That and the style number and details indicate that it is the current model and not as breathable--- about 5cfm, which is still a step up from the Pertex models that are under 1cfm. See ht...

In Gear Swap » fs Patagonia HOUDINI 2012 version, NEW with Tags
February 17, 9:34am

Re: Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
I would carry a puffy vest at minimum. My Patagonia Micro Puff vest is 7.2oz. Fleece-wise a military R1 style top is 10.4oz. I'm sure you can find a down vest that is lighter. Spare insulat...

In Gear Lists » Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
February 17, 9:26am

Re: logo on back
That is the latest style. The previous style number was 24017.

In Gear Swap » fs Patagonia HOUDINI 2012 version, NEW with Tags
February 17, 9:08am

Re: fs Patagonia HOUDINI 2012 version, NEW with Tags
There is a date in the style number on the tag, like 24014FA2012--- fall of 2012 in this example. The newer, less breathable style has the pocket flap and a one piece back yoke. The later breathabl...

In Gear Swap » fs Patagonia HOUDINI 2012 version, NEW with Tags
February 17, 8:52am

re: Darth Vader?
" what is the Darth Vader test?" Trapping a section of fabric against your mouth and attempting to breathe through it. It's a great way to test fabric breathability in the store, h...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 16, 11:26pm

Re: Apples and apples comparisons
Conditions and the user can make some differences in the effectiveness of these less-than-breathable windshirts. A hike on near level ground in cold dry conditions is a different thing than miles o...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 16, 4:34pm

Re: BPA Again -
But what if we are vaccinated with meds in packaging that has BPA? Does BPA cause measles?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPA Again -
February 16, 2:23pm

PIF CLAIMED: Lands End Polartec Aircore Fleece LS Crew Neck Top, Men's Large, Blue
Pay if Forward claimed by Ben Wortman: Lands End Polartec Aircore Fleece Long sleeve crew neck top. Men's large, measuring 25" across the armpits, 27" back length, 36" from the ...

In Gear Swap » PIF: Lands End Polartec Aircore Fleece LS Crew Neck Top, Men's Large, Blue
February 16, 12:29pm

Re: wicking
Wicking is a contact thing--- think of a lamp wick. The idea is to get the moisture away from your skin and continue to move it out through your BREATHABLE shell. That's where a little airflow ...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 16, 12:09pm

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