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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
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Ikea UL Blue Poly Zippered Duffel Bag $2.99
Wandering through Ikea this morning and found this blue poly zippered duffel bag for just $2.99. 6.6oz (185g) and 28" x 13.5" x 10". It is designed to hang on one of their rolling...

In Gear Deals » Ikea UL Blue Poly Zippered Duffel Bag $2.99
March 27, 5:02pm

Re: windows xp replacement ?
The new laptops are so cheap that there's little escape. You will get speed and 100% Microsoft compatibility. If you are just surfing, then a Google device might do the trick, or an iPad. ...

In On the Web » windows xp replacement ?
March 27, 4:04pm

Re: cleaver
Like I said, small axes have been used by hunters for field butchering game for millennia. They might be a little less handy at the table. I have a scary sharp cleaver for such things in the ki...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
March 27, 8:49am

Re: axe head profiles
"Any thoughts on Wetterlings "Buddy" or Wilderness hatachets for cutting wood for cooking fire?" Other than steel quaility, axe head profiles vary to suit cutting, chopping, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
March 26, 7:01pm

Re: Concerning the Wilderness Serape
The serape concept is just like the cape rain gear/shelter combo. It is not a fashion statement, but it makes sense to use your sleep insulation in camp rather than carry another pound of insulatio...

In Editor's Roundtable » Concerning the Wilderness Serape
March 26, 6:49pm

Re: carbon steel
Carbon steel blades have a lot of cache with the bushcraft crowd and you can get them shaving sharp, but they will rust if you don't keep up on the maintenance. Forget once and you'll see t...

In GEAR » folding, all-purpose knife?
March 26, 3:40pm

Re: Adding tools
I imagine Victorinox gets all kinds of input on the "perfect" selection of tools for a Swiss Army knife. Over the years, I've come to the conclusion that no single tool should hold yo...

In GEAR » folding, all-purpose knife?
March 26, 3:17pm

Re: small hatchets
"The Gransfor Mini has to have the worst performance-to-cost ratio of any hatchet on the market! That aside, its weight is poorly distributed, the handle is too heavy. There's simply not e...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
March 26, 2:02pm

Re: Concerning the Wilderness Serape
I have a Therm-a-Rest Tech Blanket that can fill the same niche. It has a drawstring to form a foot box and snaps to mate it with a sleeping pad to use as a quilt. It is compact but too heavy w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Concerning the Wilderness Serape
March 26, 12:06pm

Re: folding, all-purpose knife?
I would chose the Gerber LST for a $20 budget. The steel isn't stellar, but it will cut and irbid easily sharpened. But a $20 budget for a knife is pretty limiting, just like any piece of g...

In GEAR » folding, all-purpose knife?
March 25, 11:02pm

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