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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: FS: Fiskars 6 Inch POWER TOOTH Sliding Carabiner Saw
I have a couple. If you are going to cut wood, this is the perfect hiker saw. I took down a 6" diameter cherry tree in my yard and cut in into sections in no time at all. I continue to use tha...

In Gear Swap » FS: Fiskars 6 Inch POWER TOOTH Sliding Carabiner Saw
October 16, 8:56am

Re: Re: Hyalite LTW Panniers
The Hyalites have stout back panels, with an array of lightening holes in them. They are as good as any I've seen. The plastic is 4mm thick and has smooth trim covering the perimeter.

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Hyalite LTW Panniers
October 14, 10:03pm

Re: What is your most used piece of gear?
Pack and trekking poles, nylon shorts, poly tee, windshirt, bandana, low top shoes, sunglasses, small digital camera and Nalgene canteen are used just about every trip. Of course I carry the classi...

In GEAR » What is your most used piece of gear?
October 14, 9:38am

Re: shock absorber seat posts
Shock absorber seat posts are a marketing gimmic, found on "comfort" bikes designed for those with no riding technique and usually mated with a seat the size of a Texas county. Think of a...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » A bike for my wife on our wedding anniversary
October 14, 8:13am

Re: A bike for my wife on our wedding anniversary
I've been reading "Just Ride," by Grant Petersen who is the founder of Rivendell Bicycle Works. He gives good practical advice and doesn't think much of fancy gear and clothing. I...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » A bike for my wife on our wedding anniversary
October 13, 11:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Lion got into a fight
They get hurt by prey too. Imagine having an elk kick you in the teeth! Sorry, wrong "elk herd" photo :)

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
October 13, 5:53pm

Re: Re: How to get water into collapsible bags?
"Use your pot. No extra item required." Resourceful, but my pot tends to be buried in my pack with the stove and fuel can stashed inside. A flat bladder can be rolled up with my filter...

In GEAR » How to get water into collapsible bags?
October 13, 4:37pm

Hyalite LTW Panniers
My Hyalite LTW pannier set arrived today. I wanted higher volume and more waterproof design than my existing set and I got what I asked for. They were on sale at for $77.97 Sierra Trading Post, whi...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Hyalite LTW Panniers
October 13, 4:19pm

Re: share your boulders
Got this one last month. Bridge vs rock. The rock won!

In Photo Gallery » share your boulders
October 13, 2:54pm

Re: How to get water into collapsible bags?
I try to keep the current from pulling it out of my hand--- or falling in :) A ziplock sounds good/light/cheap. I like the recycled-Platypus-as-scoop myself. There are lots of 1 liter "...

In GEAR » How to get water into collapsible bags?
October 13, 2:44pm

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