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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: Better living through chemistry.
Then I lit the canister stove, dug a hole for it in the beach and laid driftwood on top of it." A stove explosion always makes a bad situation better. I'm glad it worked, but that was r...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
October 21, 4:12am

Re: A different approach, and why others don't do this?
"I just don't understand how almost all of the peoples lists seem to have 4 jackets???" Four seems a reach, but 3 seems plausible: windshirt, insulation, rain shell. Why? Because t...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » A different approach, and why others don't do this?
October 21, 12:04am

Re: Creeping Weight.
It's a typical progression for many UL practitioners. You get freaky light absinthe pendulum swings back the other way a bit, in the sake of comfort or toys. You do learn the balance between tw...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 4:19am

Re: question
No photos. Check the measurements against your existing gear. 25" across the armpits is on the XL side.

In Gear Swap » FS: Got fleece? Men's L & XL
October 20, 3:59am

FS: Outward Hound Dog Pack, XL
For sale: an Outward Hound brand dog pack. The XL size is recommended to fit dogs 70-90 pounds with a chest girth of 25"-41". The harness is attached with large Velcro patches, so the pac...

In Gear Swap » FS: Outward Hound Dog Pack, XL
October 17, 1:38pm

Peckham 100w fleece pull-over, men's large, PRICE DROP
Peckham USMC issue 100W Polartec Classic pull-over. Men's large size, measuring 25" across the armpits, 30" back length and 35" from the center of the collar to the cuff. This is...

In Gear Swap » FS: Got fleece? Men's L & XL
October 17, 1:03pm

Re: R1
For me, R1 is a cross-over base layer and mid layer. Patagonia certainly markets it that way with snug-fit pull-overs as base layer and looser cut full-zip cardigan-like jackets for mid layers. ...

In GEAR » r2 as insulation and rain gear
October 17, 12:48pm

Re: fleece
Fleece is perfect for the cool wet conditions in the Pacific NW. I have a LOT of fleece and use it in combination with wind and rain shells like a 3-in-1 jacket. A light fleece and wind shirt will...

In GEAR » r2 as insulation and rain gear
October 16, 9:55am

Re: FS: Fiskars 6 Inch POWER TOOTH Sliding Carabiner Saw
I have a couple. If you are going to cut wood, this is the perfect hiker saw. I took down a 6" diameter cherry tree in my yard and cut in into sections in no time at all. I continue to use tha...

In Gear Swap » FS: Fiskars 6 Inch POWER TOOTH Sliding Carabiner Saw
October 16, 8:56am

Re: Re: Hyalite LTW Panniers
The Hyalites have stout back panels, with an array of lightening holes in them. They are as good as any I've seen. The plastic is 4mm thick and has smooth trim covering the perimeter.

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Hyalite LTW Panniers
October 14, 10:03pm

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