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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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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

Re: Carry On regulated Multi day pack?
Someone needs to make an UL airline pack. If you are going to be day hiking, get a cheap suitcase of the right dimensions at a thrift store and take a small UL frameless day pack as your "...

In GEAR » Carry On regulated Multi day pack?
December 12, 3:39pm

Re: 8'x8' tarp recommendations
Consider a bit larger. 8' is a little short in A frame mode and smaller yet if trying to make a pyramid. I would get 10x10 if you must have square. 8x10 is a good size for A frame. That extra f...

In GEAR » 8'x8' tarp recommendations
December 12, 3:15pm

Re: hatchet vs large survival knife?
Neither in my book. A large knife isn't very useful as a knife and both are far to heavy for this niche of the outdoor world. A smaller knife and a saw are far more useful tools, not to mention...

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 12, 3:09pm

Re: Dumbest thing you ever carried
In 1965 for my first overnight Scout hike, my father came up with a Trapper Nelson pack, a flannel lined sleeping bag and an army surplus air mattress that must have been Korean War vintage. I thou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
December 10, 12:04am

Re: Re: PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
I heard that the 2015 PCT will be crowded with people inspired by the movie. I'll bet you could buy a lot of gear the town about a week from the start :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
December 09, 4:47pm

Re: WTB: Patagonia R2 Fleece Jacket (L), monkey man 200
Never mind, sorry.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Patagonia R2 Fleece Jacket (L)
December 09, 4:43pm

SOLD: US Army ECWCS Gen III Level 3 Polartec High Loft Fleece Jacket , Men's Large/Long
SOLD to Todd: A US Army ECWCS Gen III Level 3 Polartec High Loft Fleece Jacket , Men's Large/Long. Measures 25" across the armpits, 27" back length and 36" from the center of the...

In Gear Swap » FS: US Army ECWCS Gen III Level 3 Polartec High Loft Fleece Jacket , Men's Large/Long
December 09, 4:42pm

Re: Sleeping in tights?
Wear 'em if you got 'em! UL canon law says that you should be wearing everything possible for sleep in order to stretch the range of your sleep system. Properly done, you can carry a lighte...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping in tights?
December 08, 1:45pm

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