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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Premium 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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All Forum Posts by Diane Pinkers

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dog bowl
I found disposable folding dog bowls that make a great basin for sponge baths. Weighs only a few grams, and cheaper than Doug's cuben dog food bowl. May lack the same panache, though.

In GEAR » Is a bucket/basin worthwhile for personal hygiene on trips more than a couple of days?
April 18, 6:30pm

When do we start?
I can't remember if the whole shebang starts off Friday night, or if everyone will arrive Saturday. I have a conflict for Friday night that I'm not sure I can weasel out of, so I was hopin...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW GGG is a GO!
April 14, 1:52pm

toe loops on Lone Peaks
I have stitched some 2 mm loops onto the toes of my Lone Peaks. I did think about making wider loops, but decided that being able to just stitch in one spot was easier, and I didn't care about ...

In Make Your Own Gear » adding toe loops for gaiters
April 12, 8:51pm

t2 plus: ruined?
My boyfriend and I have used a T2 Plus for years. It was not much wider than the T2, certainly not big enough for 3 people, but it was longer, which allowed us to put our packs at the end of our pa...

In GEAR » For a light 2P Freestanding Tent: REI T2, T2 Plus, CS UL3 or other? Comments on T2 appreciated
April 12, 8:04pm

shoe type
Thanks, Greg. I am contemplating hand sewing loops of 2 mm line to the toe guard. Either using poly thread and a curved upholstery needle, or I may swipe outdated suture from the office--it has a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » adding toe loops for gaiters
April 05, 9:06pm

just wondered
There was such buzz about 4 years ago, it seemed like all the cool kids were doing it. Is it really a useful piece of kit, or is it just a nostalgia thing?

In GEAR » Callback: Kupilka
April 05, 8:02pm

adding toe loops for gaiters
Somewhere on-line I have seen where someone added loops to their trail runners to hook the toes of their gaiters, to help the gaiters cover the whole laced area. I've searched BPL, and I have ...

In Make Your Own Gear » adding toe loops for gaiters
April 05, 7:41pm

Callback: Kupilka
A few years back, there was quite the buzz for Kupilka's in the ultralight community. 5 years later, is anyone still carrying theirs on a regular basis, or was it all just a fad?

In GEAR » Callback: Kupilka
April 05, 7:23am

tool for removing
Look online for the Tick Key. Removes ticks cleanly without breaking off the head.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Portland/SW WA hikers: I got a tick today!
March 29, 10:45pm

tick increase
We have been seeing more ticks on patients in the last few years in Grays Harbor County. The Dept of Health is doing a tick survey. We save the ticks that we pull off dogs and submit them. Also ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Portland/SW WA hikers: I got a tick today!
March 29, 10:00pm

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