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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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SOLD: REI Squirt Kid's Backpack
SOLD to Ian: an REI Squirt model kid's backpack. 8.2 liter/500 cubic inches volume, weighs 13.2oz on my scale. Measures 12' from the shoulder strap mounting point to the waist belt. Can use...

In Gear Swap » FS: REI Squirt Kid's Backpack
September 23, 11:20am

Withdrawn by seller
Withdrawn by seller

In Gear Swap » FS: Garmin Forerunner 205 Wrist GPS
September 23, 11:02am

Re: Camera with gps compass or GPS with camera
IMHO, a camera with GPS isn't suitable for navigation. I see the GPS features in a camera as simple note-taking info. I haven't heard of any with mapping functions. I'm using a Sony DS...

In GEAR » Camera with gps compass or GPS with camera
September 19, 10:53am

Re: Stakes that can take a pounding
MSR Groundhogs. They aren't the lightest, but they are far better than than the weenie Ti stakes and cost less. The color makes them easier to spot and they come with a loop of reflective line....

In GEAR » Stakes that can take a pounding
September 19, 10:24am

Re: Arkel panniers
Thanks John! I looked at some of the more traditional Arkel panniers, but missed the Dry-Lites. I have a light roll-top dry sack that works fine for my front basket and the Dry-Lite panniers make a...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » bikepacking without panniers
September 16, 10:52am

Re: Re: Re: bikepacking without panniers
Check out the Dutch made Clarijs panniers. They are all tarpaulin fabric wit Velcro tabs to hold them on the rack. A roll top dry sack could be added to the top

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » bikepacking without panniers
September 15, 4:47pm

Re: bikepacking without panniers
I see that is REI handling Revelate Designs frame bags. Bikes vary so much in the frame triangle that you may need a custom bag. If you are doing SUL backpacking, you should transition well to thes...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » bikepacking without panniers
September 14, 10:34pm

Re: Bike Multi-Tool recommendations?
I found this interesting Ritchey C.P.R.-9 tool in a used bike store last week. It originally had an o-ring on the Allen key to keep in in place, but someone added a Presta to Schrader adapter with ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike Multi-Tool recommendations?
September 14, 9:40pm

Re: Winter Boot Recomendation por favor
I use Keen Targhees. Waterproof is slippery definition-- waterproof/breathable sock-like linings like Gore-Tex and others are rarely truly waterproof. The system allows the outer part of the boot t...

In GEAR » Winter Boot Recomendation por favor
September 12, 11:42am

Re: DriClime
The Dri Clime is heavy for what it is as you're always stuck with the combo. It's either too warm or not warm enough. Using a separate wicking base layer/fleece plus a windshirt allows seve...

In GEAR » That wind shirt ad light fleece combo thing
September 12, 11:31am

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