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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: Thoughts on the durability of UL backpacks
With REASONABLE care, ultralight packs hold up fine, but they don't have the abrasion resistance of heavier materials. Bushwhacking and climbing call for tougher clothing let alone packs. R...

In GEAR » Thoughts on the durability of UL backpacks
June 30, 8:54am

Re: Re: Terra Nova Tarp Ultra 1...anyone try one???
The manufacturer's web site has the weight at 3oz. Odd that a 50% increase in shelter weight comes to 1oz. Even at 3oz, stakes and guy lines become a significant addition to total weight. Y...

In GEAR » Terra Nova Tarp Ultra 1...anyone try one???
June 30, 8:34am

Re: share your boulders
Out here in WASHington, we like our boulders clean, so we park them in rivers :) We were day hiking in the rain and the trail met the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River to give this downstream v...

In Photo Gallery » share your boulders
June 29, 10:40am

Re: Re: Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
If you drink enough scotch, YOU will be powdered well enough :) I think of it as dehydrated rather than powdered. Beats stuff like Gatorade, that's for sure!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
June 28, 10:16pm

Re: Campsite Rage Cure?
State parks are the sewers of humanity, filled with drunken Neanderthals and their spawn. Loud music, roaring 4x4's, screaming kids, late night arrivals with diesels and and generators are just...

In Philosophy & Technique » Campsite Rage Cure?
June 28, 10:47am

Re: Dog pack
Yeah, it barely fits my Aussie-- he's big for an Aussie and bigger than any Border Collie I've seen.

In Gear Swap » FS: Outward Hound Dog Pack
June 27, 12:18am

Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
Scotch on glacial ice?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
June 26, 6:32pm

SOLD: Outward Hound Dog Pack
SOLD to JJW: an Outward Hound dog pack. It has a separate harness system that attaches to the pack body with Velcro. Each side measures 11"x6"x3", calculating out to about 3.25 liter...

In Gear Swap » FS: Outward Hound Dog Pack
June 26, 1:17pm

Esbit cleanup
A good old fashioned Brillo pad works great for cleaning Esbit residue-- once you get home. It wouldn't be ecologically sound to use one in the field. A through hiker could put them in their bo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Still My Favorite Cook Kit
June 26, 12:52pm

Withdrawn by seller: : Lands' End Aircore 100w fleece beanie PRICE DROP
Withdrawn by seller

In Gear Swap » FS: 3 Beanie Salad: 100w fleece, Ibex, Mountain Hardwear
June 26, 11:43am

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