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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: Entry Level Frameless Packs After the GoLite Jam
REI has a couple Vaude packs on sale in 35-40 liter sizes and under $100. http://www.rei.com/product/884211/vaude-brenta-35-pack-2013-closeout#tab-specs The Montbell Versalite 40 is a great pac...

In GEAR » Entry Level Frameless Packs After the GoLite Jam
December 17, 11:38am

Re: Half Bag?
I had a Wild Things bag like that. The math looks good if you are carrying a puffy anyway. It's more of a summer thing. It should make a good pairing with a quilt for winter, keeping the drafts...

In GEAR » Half Bag?
December 16, 10:52pm

PIF CLAIMED: Adidas Vented Wind Pants, Men's XL, 6oz
Pay it Forward claimed by Robert: a clean pair of Adidas wind pants. Men's XL size: waistband measures across 16" relaxed, 24" stretched tight, 33" inseam. Made with breathable b...

In Gear Swap » PIF: Adidas Vented Wind Pants, Men's XL, 6oz
December 16, 6:07pm

Re: Bottle container for hot liquid
I would use a one liter platypus with a snug cap and dump that in a sock. Far friendlier to snuggle up with. If I'm using Nalgenes, I like the HDPE too.

In GEAR » Bottle container for hot liquid
December 16, 5:51pm

Re: Patagonia Expedition base layer help
If you like soft and fuzzy, get some Power Stretch bottoms. I found some on sale at STP for $http://www.sierratradingpost.com/kenyon-polartec-power-stretch-base-layer-bottoms-heavyweight-for-men~p~...

In Gear Lists » Patagonia Expedition base layer help
December 16, 2:59pm

FS; A-16 Bug Bivy
For sale: an A-16 bug bivy. This is a head-end bug bivy with a pop-up fiberglass wand inside to hold it off your upper body. Deploys in about 5 seconds and needs no stakes or rocks. 7.4oz with the ...

In Gear Swap » FS; A-16 Bug Bivy
December 16, 2:45pm

Re: Active vest
I use a Patagonia R1 1/2 zip pullover that way. It melds perfectly with windshirt or rain shell. I carry it as my hot summer extra layer. 8oz in size large. Of course they are discontinued, but I f...

In GEAR » Active vest
December 16, 2:36pm

Re: Bags
My current plan for bags is to use a light dry bag with sleeping bag and pad on the front rack and two waterproof Hyalite panniers (44L/pr) on the back and a rack trunk bag or another dry bag on to...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » How light is (or isn't) your bikepacking kit?
December 13, 6:13pm

How light is (or isn't) your bikepacking kit?
I've been looking at bike touring kits and some are really huge and heavy. With all the fuss about lightweight components for roads bikes, it seems that long distance touring riders have taken ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » How light is (or isn't) your bikepacking kit?
December 12, 9:29pm

Re: Leatherman Wave
I even feel guilty taking my Wave for my bike tool. Nice tool, but HEAVY. I think the Victorinox One Hand Trekker knife (4.6oz) is the all-in-one hiking tool, accompanied with a Classic for the...

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 12, 4:08pm

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