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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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FS: Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat, Large, Beige PRICE DROP
Now just $22.50 including US shipping and PayPal fees.

In Gear Swap » FS: Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat, Large, Beige
August 22, 11:54am

FS: Westcomb Echo Vest, Men's Large. PRICE DROP
Now $55 (was $60) including US shipping and PayPal fees.

In Gear Swap » FS:: Westcomb Echo Vest, Men's Large, Blue Pertex Equilibrium, Polartec Alpha and Power Stretch
August 22, 11:50am

Re: Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled
Heard about the recall on the local news today. Having seen my daughter go through an e coli infection, if there is any doubt, toss it! Food poisoning that doesn't kill you might make you wish ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled
August 20, 5:25pm

Re: keyring kits
That is near identical to my current keyring kit. I use an Olight i2 flashlight to get AA coverage for my flashlight and headlamp, but the other items are the same. If you don't have a secu...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
August 20, 3:53pm

Re: Getting mesh added to a tent inner.
I would get a full mesh inner with a bathtub floor. That would allow use by itself without the outer tent for camping under the stars in good weather and you don't need to haul the extra weight...

In GEAR » Getting mesh added to a tent inner.
August 20, 3:05pm

FS:: Westcomb Echo Vest, Men's Large, Blue Pertex Equilibrium, Polartec Alpha and Power Stretch
For sale: a Westcomb Echo vest, men's large size, measuring 22" across the armpits and 27" from the base of the collar to the tail. I would rate this as a trim/athletic fit. Weight is...

In Gear Swap » FS:: Westcomb Echo Vest, Men's Large, Blue Pertex Equilibrium, Polartec Alpha and Power Stretch
August 20, 1:58pm

Re: Getting rid of lemon-y plastic bag smell
Sounds like you got a perfumed trash compactor bag. I would start with good DWR-safe wash like Tech Wash or Sport Wash in a laundry tub or the bathtub. I do everything I can to minimize the wet tim...

In GEAR » Getting rid of lemon-y plastic bag smell
August 20, 1:37pm

Re: Beginner Tarp Size for Two/Borahgami?
The Borahgami is much like a traditional flat tarp with shaped tarp options. You get the closed ends to add weather resistance, but you can open it up for better weather and ventilation. It's a...

In GEAR » Beginner Tarp Size for Two/Borahgami?
August 20, 12:18pm

Re: Re: Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
Your backup fire starter needs to be in your pocket. One major reason for the need to make a fire is when separated from your gear by accident or theft. Stream crossings top my list. Having a bear ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
August 20, 11:32am

Re: Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
Sounds like a tent with a bathtub floor would be good. Ventilation is a very good thing. Towels and mopping is about all you can do. Yes to site selection for breeze and puddles Hammocks would ...

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 11:01am

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