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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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SOLD: Military ECWCS Gen III L2 Power Dry Gridded Fleece (like R1) Top, Medium/Regular (fits like civilian large)
SOLD to Gary: I got a deal on an R1 hoodie, so in my one-in-one-out policy, this one can go. It is a military size Medium /Regular and measures 22" across the armpits (unstretched), 29" b...

In Gear Swap » FS: Military ECWCS Gen III L2 Power Dry Gridded Fleece (like R1) Top, Medium/Regular (fits like civilian large)
April 09, 11:13am

Re: Pack-a-pack
As I've headed into bikepacking, I have seen the same phenomenon and of course UL hiking techniques transfer directly to bike travel. I've seen many photos of stuff piled on like a grocery ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
April 09, 10:55am

PIF claimed: Sierra Designs Windshirt, Small, 3.8oz!
Pay it forward claimed by Jonathan I am offering this Sierra Designs windshirt. It is size small, measuring 22-3/4" across the armpits, 26" from the base of the hood to the tail and ...

In Gear Swap » PIF: Sierra Designs Windshirt, Small, 3.8oz!
April 08, 3:54pm

Re: No Golite Need an umbrella
Gossamer Gear, Campmor and others carry the Birdiepal Swing Liteflex Trekking Umbrella: http://gossamergear.com/chrome-umbrella.html http://www.campsaver.com/swing-liteflex-trekking-umbrella#

In GEAR » No Golite Need an umbrella
April 08, 3:13pm

Re: MYOG: Hanging Stove System
It is an interesting exercise, but I think it is unsafe, fussy, complex and dependent on the type of shelter. If this rig fails, you get a pot full of hot water in your lap and a burning stove doin...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Hanging Stove System
April 08, 11:18am

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

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