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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 :)
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Re: Camera with gps compass or GPS with camera
IMHO, a camera with GPS isn't suitable for navigation. I see the GPS features in a camera as simple note-taking info. I haven't heard of any with mapping functions. I'm using a Sony DS...

In GEAR » Camera with gps compass or GPS with camera
September 19, 10:53am

Re: Stakes that can take a pounding
MSR Groundhogs. They aren't the lightest, but they are far better than than the weenie Ti stakes and cost less. The color makes them easier to spot and they come with a loop of reflective line....

In GEAR » Stakes that can take a pounding
September 19, 10:24am

Re: Arkel panniers
Thanks John! I looked at some of the more traditional Arkel panniers, but missed the Dry-Lites. I have a light roll-top dry sack that works fine for my front basket and the Dry-Lite panniers make a...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » bikepacking without panniers
September 16, 10:52am

Re: Re: Re: bikepacking without panniers
Check out the Dutch made Clarijs panniers. They are all tarpaulin fabric wit Velcro tabs to hold them on the rack. A roll top dry sack could be added to the top

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » bikepacking without panniers
September 15, 4:47pm

Re: bikepacking without panniers
I see that is REI handling Revelate Designs frame bags. Bikes vary so much in the frame triangle that you may need a custom bag. If you are doing SUL backpacking, you should transition well to thes...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » bikepacking without panniers
September 14, 10:34pm

Re: Bike Multi-Tool recommendations?
I found this interesting Ritchey C.P.R.-9 tool in a used bike store last week. It originally had an o-ring on the Allen key to keep in in place, but someone added a Presta to Schrader adapter with ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike Multi-Tool recommendations?
September 14, 9:40pm

Re: Winter Boot Recomendation por favor
I use Keen Targhees. Waterproof is slippery definition-- waterproof/breathable sock-like linings like Gore-Tex and others are rarely truly waterproof. The system allows the outer part of the boot t...

In GEAR » Winter Boot Recomendation por favor
September 12, 11:42am

Re: DriClime
The Dri Clime is heavy for what it is as you're always stuck with the combo. It's either too warm or not warm enough. Using a separate wicking base layer/fleece plus a windshirt allows seve...

In GEAR » That wind shirt ad light fleece combo thing
September 12, 11:31am

Re: Quilt for Washington
Synthetic is better, IMHO. And many have done just fine when using down in the Cascades. You might have no rain at all, but there is the chance of having it drizzle for days. This summer set new re...

In GEAR » Quilt for pnw on pct
September 12, 10:28am

Re: primaloft 1 vs thermal q elite (MH Thermostatic hoody)
30% of what? It's like Columbia's claim of 20% warmer with their silver dots--- note that Columbia and MH are part of the same organization. I'm very skeptical of double digit impro...

In GEAR » primaloft 1 vs thermal q elite (MH Thermostatic hoody)
September 11, 9:28am

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