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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
CountryUSA
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Re: Re: reed flutes
Some reed-based flutes can take an enormous amount of air to play. Bob and Ken could probably muster it :) The Susato penny whistles are fantastic and come in a wide range of keys/sizes. They ma...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you take along a musical instrument?
July 26, 4:17pm

Re: Verto 26 vs Osprey Daylite
The Verto is light for the size (as inaccurate as TNF's specs are), but the straps fail as many of this style do: anything over ten pounds makes them uncomfortable. The single side pocket was a...

In GEAR » Backpack and daypack recommendation
July 25, 4:46pm

Re: daypack recommendation
I've been using an Osprey Daylite for my day hikes this season and I like it. It weighs 16oz, but it's durable and has side pockets--- I like bottles vs bladders. The shoulder straps are mu...

In GEAR » Backpack and daypack recommendation
July 25, 12:15pm

SOLD: GoLite Team 54L UL Frameless Backpack, 2lbs, Medium Torso PRICE DROP LAST CALL
SOLD

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Team 54L UL Frameless Backpack, 2lbs, Medium Torso
July 24, 2:00pm

Re: 10 "Essentials"
One way of looking at essentials is to equate them with bicycle helmets, automobile seat belts or air bags. They can be expensive (weight is an "expense" for UL) and can be a nuisance, bu...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 24, 1:57pm

Re: late to the party...
I like a stiffer soled hiking shoe vs trail runners for the increased support and protection from stone bruising. They are still a far cry from heavy boots. In other words, there are lots of altern...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
July 24, 10:18am

Re: cheap yet durable poncho/tarp?
$40 for a Terrapin (if the long backpacker version) seems quite the bargain, IMHO. They are typically more like $70. The long version is 9.6oz and you can buy a 7oz Golite for $60. You can get...

In GEAR » cheap yet durable poncho/tarp?
July 24, 10:02am

Re: Frequency of Pac NW rescues
The Seattle metro area has a couple million people within 50 miles of the PCT and dozens of trails between. You don't have to shake the tree hard to find enough idiots to keep a healthy SAR org...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 23, 7:57pm

Re: Millennials and the Backcountry
Scouting and many summer camp organizations help the process along, not to mention the Mountaineers and Sierra Club. It would be great to see a back-packing centered organization for kids, without ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Millennials and the Backcountry
July 23, 6:08pm

Re: Do you take along a musical instrument?
Dr Hal makes an ABS flute that sounds as good as my hand made cedar flute. Perfect for hiking. http://drhal.net/pages/flute.htm I'm a percussionist, so pots and other tin are always ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you take along a musical instrument?
July 23, 11:23am

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