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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: Re: Re: ULA Circuit as daypack
If you are hauling cameras and such, by all means just use the Circuit. Your day hike load in the Circuit will feel like nothing. It's more just getting it cinched down and you can sure test th...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit as daypack
July 15, 4:38pm

Re: stuff happens
"I guess his boots had a defective glue job." Yeah, I had a pair of Keen sandals self-destruct last week, cuasing me to check my other shoes. One sole was peeling away and I was able t...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike tools
July 15, 11:13am

Fiberfix emergency spoke kit
I spied this blog review on the Fiberfix emergrncy spoke kit. It uses Kevlar cord for replacing a broken spoke. This could be a shared resource on couple and small group rides too. Emergency Spo...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Fiberfix emergency spoke kit
July 15, 10:41am

Re: chain tools
If I were doing more remote or long distance stuff, I could see including more spares and tools. I have a Park Tool CT-5 chain tool that is 2.6oz, and I'm sure there are lighter. If you were do...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike tools
July 15, 10:32am

Re: Re: Technique for getting the most comfort out of 3/16" CCF
LOL, Todd. Yeah, those thin pads are a young man's folly IMHO. Sand sounds good, as does a nice pile of pine needles or dry leaves, and/or add clothing that can survive the torture and your bac...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique for getting the most comfort out of 3/16" CCF
July 14, 2:28pm

Re: Wtb sleeping pad for Big Agnes bag.
The pad sleeve is convenient, but it isn't a must to use it. If you do want to make use of it, consider buying a CCF (foam) pad and trim it to fit. The good ol' REI blue foam pad is $20 an...

In Gear Swap » Wtb sleeping pad for Big Agnes bag.
July 14, 2:18pm

SOLD: Small UL Essentials: fire, cutting, signal, lighting compass
Sold to DS: I did some small item clean up in my gear locker and came up with this assortment of small UL essentials. Now $12.50 (was $15) including US shipping and PayPal fees. Items included:...

In Gear Swap » FS: Small UL Essentials: fire, cutting, signal, lighting compass
July 14, 10:54am

Re: Tool Weight
Oh, I like tools! But when you look at them through the UL glass, they are all very heavy. Of course the trick is to apply the principles from UL hiking to bikepacking. It is a mechanical beastie, ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike tools
July 14, 1:07am

Bike tools
For bike travel I've settled on a Leatherman Skeletool to substitute for my usual pocketknife and give me a decent pliers-based tool as well as screwdrivers, and I added a couple plastic tire l...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike tools
July 13, 8:52pm

Re: Down jackets for 3 season use - how much down?
You could add a vest to what you have and get all kinds of combos out of that.

In GEAR » Down jackets for 3 season use - how much down?
July 13, 2:17pm

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