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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: Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
The drawcords are interesting. In their description they describe using them to take up the slack when a pack is not worn. That is usually done by folding the extra 12"-14" material under...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
August 07, 12:16am

Re: Is this lightweight?
It looks like a fun summer backyard thing, but not for camping. I don't get it. Why would you want one? I think the size would limit the campsites available, which is just what a single hamm...

In Hammocks » Is this lightweight?
August 06, 11:34pm

Re: Trekking poles - help from Gear demigods or other experts
+1 on epoxy for the crack. I would stick with polyurethane finish now that you have used it. I think you would have to do a lot of sanding to switch to another finish without uneven penetration. ...

In GEAR » Trekking poles - help from Gear demigods or other experts
August 06, 10:44pm

Re: sweat & sunglasses management
Have you no fashion sense? Kidding aside, I do keep a light pack towel tethered to my shoulder strap, or a bandana in a side pocket. I'm a walking sprinkler! Any good hot weather hat s...

In GEAR » sweat & sunglasses management
August 06, 8:16pm

Re: Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
First of all, I would warranty the Helium II with OR. They back their stuff 100% and I'll bet you could put the credit towards another model or other gear. I assume it was leaking through all o...

In GEAR » Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
August 06, 7:48pm

Bargain found: AirLyte 20L Dry Bag $15 Shipped
I found this on NW Hikers.net. I wanted it to use for waterproof bikepacking storage and it fits my cargo basket perfectly. It comes with a rubber adapter for plumbing fittings to use it as a packr...

In Gear Deals » Bargain found: AirLyte 20L Dry Bag $15 Shipped
August 06, 7:24pm

Re: rack trunk box.
Thanks! Seeing that my panniers mount on the rail below the box, it would be fine for touring or bike packing. I like the idea of using dry bags and you could strap one on top of each pannier a...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Rack trunk box from an ammo can
August 06, 1:39pm

SOLD : Marmot Down Sweater/Jacket, Men's Large, Blue
SOLD: Marmot down sweater/jacket, men's large measuring 24" across the armpits, 27" from the case of the collar to the tail and 37" from the center of the collar to the cuff ----...

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Down Sweater/Jacket, Men's Large, Blue
August 03, 12:25am

SOLD: Stick It Grandoe Heavy Duty Gauntlet Mittens with Fleece Glove Liners, Large. PRICE DROP
SOLD Yeah, it's August, but the snow will fly soon enough. Nice warm mitts for cheap! $13.50 including US shipping and PayPal fees.

In Gear Swap » FS: Stick It Grandoe Heavy Duty Gaunlet Mittens with Fleece Glove Liners, Large
August 01, 9:52am

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In Gear Swap » FS: Primus EtaPower EF Trail Remote Canister Stove and 1.7 Liter Pot Set
August 01, 9:40am

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