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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: Low Weight
My main point is that the hammock is light because it is small. I find a larger hammock, say 120"x60" to be much more comfortable. A slightly larger hammock doesn't raise the weight o...

In GEAR » New Hammock Company, Made in USA, 5.2oz Single Hammock
July 23, 10:16am

Re: Spring and summer bike adventures
Bike racks are another expense and complication to owning bikes. We've been using a Thule trunk mounted rack that barely holds two bikes. Those strapped on racks scare me, with visions of looki...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Spring and summer bike adventures
July 22, 5:35pm

Re: Dream Hammock Darien
That is light! There should be a hammock article. And Papa Smurf rocks!

In GEAR » New Hammock Company, Made in USA, 5.2oz Single Hammock
July 22, 4:50pm

Re: How gross is it to you when people put their fingers in their...
I think we are becoming civilized past our intelligence. This is like soap electric dispensers sold as beneficial because you don't have to touch the dispenser. That doesn't say much for th...

In GEAR » How gross is it to you when people put their fingers in their...
July 22, 4:47pm

Re: New Hammock Company, Made in USA, 5.2oz Single Hammock
It's too small for anyone 5'8" or taller I think. 10'x5' is more like it, minimum. Their Single+ version is a much better option. The issue with 1.1oz ripstop is stretch and co...

In GEAR » New Hammock Company, Made in USA, 5.2oz Single Hammock
July 22, 2:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Origin8 basket
There are lots of baskets that brace to the fork braze-ons or the axle skewer and legions of front racks for cargo or panniers. You still need to keep the weight sensible. A couple panniers could e...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Spring and summer bike adventures
July 22, 1:14pm

Re: Origin8 basket
Greg asked, " I can't tell looking at your photo or the Origin8 site... Is the stem the only thing that grips and stabilizes the front bars/rack/basket, or is there a widget somewhere...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Spring and summer bike adventures
July 22, 12:02pm

Re: hikin' and bikin'
The cross-over in gear is great. My wife a daughter did a quick overnight trip in the San Juan Islands (Lopez). My first insight was that sleeping bags eat pannier space. My front basket is perfect...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Spring and summer bike adventures
July 22, 10:38am

Spring and summer bike adventures
My wife has a Jamis commuter bike supplied by her employer as a parking and state clean air law incentive. I've always had a thrift store/yard sale beater bike around, but never really got into...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Spring and summer bike adventures
July 22, 9:06am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 10 "Essentials"
Spare clothing simply means your typical layering. For me, on a warm summer day hike, that means a light vest, a beanie, some liner gloves--- just enough for warmth overnight to layer up with my w...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 22, 8:30am

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