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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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Re: Bike Multi-Tool recommendations?
I've been dancing around this myself. I already own a Leatherman Wave with Allen bits, so that was my first choice, but it is heavy. It does take the place of all my other favorite trail tools,...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike Multi-Tool recommendations?
July 30, 4:07pm

Re: From Mt.Olympus summit down Hoh to the Pacific
Fantastic! I love these hybrid trips. Needs a bike leg :) There are lots of short rivers on the Pacific coast. There are several in the Willapa Bay area that would be fun to raft. On Puget Soun...

In Packrafting » From Mt.Olympus summit down Hoh to the Pacific
July 30, 2:16am

Withdrawn by seller
Withdrawn by seller

In Gear Swap » FS: Primus EtaPower EF Trail Remote Canister Stove and 1.7 Liter Pot Set
July 29, 8:52pm

Re: Re: reed flutes
Some reed-based flutes can take an enormous amount of air to play. Bob and Ken could probably muster it :) The Susato penny whistles are fantastic and come in a wide range of keys/sizes. They ma...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you take along a musical instrument?
July 26, 4:17pm

Re: Verto 26 vs Osprey Daylite
The Verto is light for the size (as inaccurate as TNF's specs are), but the straps fail as many of this style do: anything over ten pounds makes them uncomfortable. The single side pocket was a...

In GEAR » Backpack and daypack recommendation
July 25, 4:46pm

Re: daypack recommendation
I've been using an Osprey Daylite for my day hikes this season and I like it. It weighs 16oz, but it's durable and has side pockets--- I like bottles vs bladders. The shoulder straps are mu...

In GEAR » Backpack and daypack recommendation
July 25, 12:15pm

SOLD: GoLite Team 54L UL Frameless Backpack, 2lbs, Medium Torso PRICE DROP LAST CALL

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Team 54L UL Frameless Backpack, 2lbs, Medium Torso
July 24, 2:00pm

Re: 10 "Essentials"
One way of looking at essentials is to equate them with bicycle helmets, automobile seat belts or air bags. They can be expensive (weight is an "expense" for UL) and can be a nuisance, bu...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 24, 1:57pm

Re: late to the party...
I like a stiffer soled hiking shoe vs trail runners for the increased support and protection from stone bruising. They are still a far cry from heavy boots. In other words, there are lots of altern...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
July 24, 10:18am

Re: cheap yet durable poncho/tarp?
$40 for a Terrapin (if the long backpacker version) seems quite the bargain, IMHO. They are typically more like $70. The long version is 9.6oz and you can buy a 7oz Golite for $60. You can get...

In GEAR » cheap yet durable poncho/tarp?
July 24, 10:02am

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