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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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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

Re: Don't shoot me - quick question on tarp stakes
Get Groundhogs. Eat the weight-- they work. Knockoffs are soft. Ti Shepherd's Hooks look great on a gear list, but suck in rocky mountain soils and wind. You want something you can bash! Getti...

In GEAR » Don't shoot me - quick question on tarp stakes
August 19, 11:50am

Re: How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
+1 on classic obedience training, not only for walking with a slack lead, but also basic behavior and commands, like "leave it" for small animals and the like, sit, stay etc. If you can&#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
August 19, 9:24am

Re: Re: Re: Rear rack choice
I think the Axiom products are a good balance of quality and price. It should do the job for you.

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Rear rack choice
August 18, 8:05pm

Dry bag in a basket
I got one of the Flyweight Designs AirLyte 20 liter dry bags with the idea to use it in my front basket, just like a pack liner. I took it for a test run last week loaded with my clothing and elect...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Dry bag in a basket
August 17, 11:00pm

Re: Rear rack choice
I went with the Tobus Roger the Randonneur rack that has an integrated fender (see http://www.tobapeople.com/en/product/roger-the-randonneur/). It is a very clean install using the skewer and one b...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Rear rack choice
August 17, 10:50pm

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