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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western Washington
About Me I started backpacking again in 2008, after a long hiatus---I haven't been since I was a kid. Loving learning about a different way to hike---backpacking was no fun when I was a teen-ager, stuff was too heavy! Completed my dream of hiking the Wonderland Trail in 2010, now onto more hikes in the Cascades and Olympics.

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Wait, I see it
Ok, yes, the Confederate flag is partially in the background in the photo with Hilary. Again, taken in context, more like Southern pride than racism. That interpretation is a more recent symbolis...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 23, 2:49pm

Why the Hilary photo?
I don't normally comment on this forum on political debates, but I want to know: why the photo of Hilary as a young woman as an example of what is wrong with the Democratic party? I can unders...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 23, 2:40pm

study design
The fact that ibuprofen is equivalent with acetazolamide in preventing signs of altitude sickness--depending on how the study is designed, just may mean that both of them do a minor or slight impro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS?
August 23, 10:47am

women's better
For a change, the women's model is better--full zip for better venting, and really light colors, including white. Plus, it is way lighter than most similar offerings I'm seeing, suggesting...

In GEAR » Montbell Cool Hoodie?
August 23, 10:12am

Most sites cause frustration
I have actually used most of these from one time to another. I do not find them friendly for recipes using real foods; most of them seem to be adapted to processed foods. One website didn't ha...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » calorie calculating website
August 19, 8:20pm

On my recent solo hike, I ditched the fabric cozy, brought a 900 ml pot and a 2 c Ziploc screw lid container, with a cozy. Definitely the 2 c was *not* large enough for the food. I did cook and e...

In GEAR » Which makes better sense for solo?
August 13, 9:32am

Need help?

In Gear Swap » FS: Sawyer Mini
August 10, 7:59pm

Yes, Katherine, you are right; it was indeed the White River. I have edited to correct the name. The river was muddy, but not the Muddy River!

In Post-Trip Reports » first solo mult-day backpack: Timberline Trail
August 10, 1:44pm

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. This was the first trip that I took that I felt deserved a write-up here on BPL. Other trips I've taken were pretty A->B. The Wonderland Trail was daunt...

In Post-Trip Reports » first solo mult-day backpack: Timberline Trail
August 09, 7:54pm

R-value of sleeping pad vs. subjective temp
I realize that there is going to be personal variability in this question, but is there any situation where one can have a sleeping pad with *too* high an R-value? I have 2 pads with an R-value of...

In GEAR » R-value of sleeping pad vs. subjective temp
August 09, 3:54pm

All Reader Reviews by Diane Pinkers

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Montbell Outpace Parka
The Outpace Parka is a decent jacket, but it has some design details that could be better. It sheds rain really well. It is pretty light and packable. Its breathability seems to be fairly good, alth...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 19, 11:54am