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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: New Zealand! Need suggestions
My daughter was teaching in NZ and went on a number of hikes. Her blog has photos and notes that may inspire-- check the archive links on the side: http://thetravelingwombat.weebly.com/blog

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Zealand! Need suggestions
February 06, 8:03pm

Re: how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
If I'm going to be camping there for more than eat/sleep, then it matters. Nothing like a beautiful sunset/sunrise with a lake, etc. Weather protection, drainage, neighbors and bugs count. Woul...

In Philosophy & Technique » how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
February 06, 5:46pm

Re: Sierra Designs Cogule, Chaps, and Solar Wind Hoodie
Mike, I'm liking what I see on the Cogule, chaps and Stow windshirt. It looks like SD took the cue and is publishing CFM ratings, which I don't think any other manufacturer has done. Kudos ...

In Gear Deals » Sierra Designs Cogule, Chaps, and Solar Wind Hoodie
February 06, 5:40pm

DIY Dirtbag Bikepacking Bag Support
I'm spending the cold rainy days assembling a bikepacking rig. I'm thinking out loud with this setup but I think it has merit. I ran across an Ikea VARIERA plastic bag dispenser for $2....

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » DIY Dirtbag Bikepacking Bag Support
February 06, 4:47pm

Re: weight
If you're used to road racing bikes you definitely need to close your eyes and take a deep breath when going to load haulers and dirt machines. They have two wheels, but it is a different world...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » new bike advice
February 06, 3:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Ultralight water-resistant seal rigid plastic containers?
"I saw the same item in a Dollar Store for $1." Of course! Another one to look for :)

In GEAR » Ultralight water-resistant seal rigid plastic containers?
February 06, 1:41pm

Re: Ultralight water-resistant seal rigid plastic containers?
I was standing in line at at the pharmacy yesterday and found this capsule for $5. 0.4oz/12g, 2" tall overall and 3/4" outside diameter.

In GEAR » Ultralight water-resistant seal rigid plastic containers?
February 06, 11:32am

Re: Lots of Cool Ideas
The thing to remember here and with any essential/survival item, is that you are starting a process of assembling gear that your life may depend on. Imagine that you are cold and wet and now your t...

In GEAR » Ultralight water-resistant seal rigid plastic containers?
February 04, 3:38pm

SOLD: Bundle of Washington State Hiking Books
Sold to Ian B: I cleaned up a couple bookcases today and have these books for sale as a lot. $15 for the works including Media Mail shipping to US addresses and PayPal fees. Items included: ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Bundle of Washington State Hiking Books
February 04, 2:34pm

Re: North Cascades National Park in mid June
Check out wta.org and nwhikers.net for all kinds of good trail info. The forums at nwhikers are great for questions like this and there are all kinds of trail reports so you know what you are getti...

In Pre-Trip Planning » North Cascades National Park in mid June
February 04, 1:21pm

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