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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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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

Re: Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
They are heavy toys, but nicely made. There is one shop in Seattle that carries them and my nose prints are on the locked glass display case :) Wetterlings is the apples and apples comparison an...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
March 25, 9:10pm

Re: Wtb movie journey on the wild coast
Try going to www.popcornflix.com and use the search bar for Journey to the Wild Coast. It did require me to put in my birthdate the first time. It is using Adobe Flash, so that may be the problem t...

In Gear Swap » Wtb
March 25, 8:41pm

Re: Wtb movie journey on the wild coast
http://www.popcornflix.com/Journey-on-the-Wild-Coast/2ad02531-e701-4ce1-825e-70fc9f831376

In Gear Swap » Wtb
March 25, 2:04pm

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