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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: Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
It is an arbitrary benchmark and the real jist of it is the continued evolution of UL systems. At this point, lowering base weight to under 5 pounds means lighter materials, or leaving yet more gea...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
April 08, 11:05am

Re: REI flash is cheaper
The REI Flash is 30% smaller and hardly an apples and apples comparison. FYI, the old version of the 18 is currenly on sale for $27 and the latest version retails for $34.50 AND weighs 1/2oz more t...

In GEAR » Exped Summit Lite 25 Backpack: Golite Ion Replacement?
April 08, 10:29am

Exped Summit Lite 25 Backpack: Golite Ion Replacement?
Today I was in Second Ascent (my favorite Seattle backpacking store) and discovered the Exped Summit Lite 25 backpack. It is certainly reminiscent of the Golite Ion pack with the addition of daisy...

In GEAR » Exped Summit Lite 25 Backpack: Golite Ion Replacement?
April 07, 10:37pm

Re: Adding weight to increase efficiency. Thoughts?
I use stuff sacks for organizing: one small drawstring bag for first aid and emergency essentials, another for personal hygiene, a big one for food/bear hang, a roll top for insulated clothing and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Adding weight to increase efficiency. Thoughts?
April 07, 10:36am

SOLD Marmot Black Magic summer bag/liner and Repel sleep screen PRICE DROP
SOLD

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Black Magic summer bag/liner and Repel
April 06, 11:49am

SOLD: Gregory Reactor day pack
Sold to Kevin: a clean Gregory Reactor day pack. It has large waist belt pockets, side pockets that will hold 1 liter bottles, z-style compression straps and a "stuff-it" mesh pocket on t...

In Gear Swap » FS: Gregory Reactor day pack
April 06, 10:01am

Re: Trekking poles/blisters
I like bike gloves, or better yet, Grease Monkey fingerless work gloves from Home Depot for $10. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/99978/index.html?skip...

In GEAR » Trekking poles/blisters
April 05, 6:22pm

Re: Re: CF tripod...
+1 on Bob's analysis of size/weight and weight savings with carbon fiber legs. I got a deal on a used Slik Pro 340DX and sold the heavy head, replacing it with an Oben BA-0 ball head that is...

In Photography » carbon fiber tripod
April 04, 3:00pm

SOLD: UL Head-to-Toe Wardrobe, Men's Large
SOLD: in the process of re-sizing my hiking clothing I have ended up with some surplus items and I am offering this as a lot for $125 including US shipping and PayPal fees --- all or none! All the ...

In Gear Swap » FS: UL Head-to-Toe Wardrobe, Men's Large
April 04, 1:07pm

Re: wtb: bike computer
After struggling with interference issues with a cheap wireless unit, I got a Sigma BC 5.12 wired computer in a micro light combo pack on eBay for $15 with shipping. Works great.

In Gear Swap » wtb: bike computer
April 04, 10:50am

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