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Piper S. (sbhikes) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
About Me I hiked 3000 miles of the PCT over 2008 and 2009, about half the trail each time. I now hike in the backcountry of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. I'm a Trail Ambassador for Gossamer Gear.
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Re: Re: big fires vs little fires
We rarely have fires when we go backpacking, but when we do they are medium sized and in the designated fire pit. They have these way out in the backcountry in the los padres forest. It's alway...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Clueless "experts" at Backpacker
September 16, 8:24am

Re: soling supplies
I bought lots of stuff from and when I got the invoice they were really named Nordshoe. Nordshoe still has their ebay store and they've put the cobbler supplies logo on it. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone using soling sheets to repair trail shoes?
September 16, 8:09am

Wet feet
My feet were wet for almost a month hiking the PCT through Washington. If it wasn't raining the bushes would drench my feet all day, and there were some pretty big creeks. It seemed as long as ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
August 11, 9:29am

Re: Dasani for me
I have been using the same Naked Juice bottle since I picked it up in Stehekin in 2009. I've been using the same platypus bottles since 2008. They've been on one complete PCT hike and lots ...

In GEAR » Is it ok to reuse plastic water bottles?
August 11, 9:15am

Moistop pf flashing
We were walking in the neighborhood and found a roll of this stuff inside a free box so we took it. It seems similar to tyvek. Wondering what I could make with it. It's not very wide, but I cou...

In Make Your Own Gear » Moistop pf flashing
August 08, 1:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Paper & Pencil
I remember those teeny little pencils that came in the magazine. I used to beg for them as a kid. Those would be pretty great for backpacking. I wish I was a talented artist. I'm not even a ...

In GEAR » Paper & Pencil
August 08, 1:50pm

Re: fix Teva sandals
You could ghetto fix those with a combination of some glue and a Speedy Stitcher sewing awl. It won't be perfect since you said there has been some stretching, but it'll help you get more l...

In Make Your Own Gear » fix Teva sandals
August 07, 11:11am

Re: Hiking footwear, your top 5
Luna sandals or my homemade beefy huaraches Altra Superior Chaco sandals New Balance Minimus 630s I have some Keens that work when they're not making me lose my toenails I brought the hu...

In GEAR » Hiking footwear, your top 5
August 07, 7:05am

Re: drawstring backpack for overnight trip
Considering that I have used my Gossamer Gear Rik Sac to go grocery shopping (California Bag Ban) and put as much as 2 quarts of yogurt, 6 mangos and assorted other produce and groceries in there a...

In GEAR » drawstring backpack for overnight trip
August 06, 7:12pm

Re: Baggies
Yay, bring back short shorts on men! The long baggy thing has gotten way out of hand.

In GEAR » Alternative to Patagonia Baggies shorts
August 03, 7:15am

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