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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.
CitySanta Barbara
StateCA
CountryUSA
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Re: No Fire S'mores
You need an evil older child or evil adult like myself teach your kid how to moosh up marshmallows with your fingers. We had so much fun doing that as kids. Just take a marshmallow and start kneadi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No Fire S'mores
September 14, 7:39am

Re: Just finished a PCT thru
Glad to see someone else liked the desert. So many people hate it. I love the desert section, too. It's just so interesting and varied, the energy and excitement among the hikers is high, the w...

In Philosophy & Technique » THE PCT... FOR ME?
September 04, 3:52pm

Re: Last Glacier NP Checklist Questions
Oh, and bring your passport. That will give you the option of starting/ending in Waterton.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Last Glacier NP Checklist Questions
September 04, 3:49pm

Re: Re: Cheapest food calorie per dollar
I'm pretty certain that soy isn't fit for human consumption so yeah, bleah on the soynuts. For a backpack trip I don't know that I ever want the cheapest food possible. Unless it'...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cheapest food calorie per dollar
September 04, 3:48pm

Cheapest food calorie per dollar
Someone posted this list on Reddit of the cheapest food per calorie that they found at Sam's Club. I was amused how much of it can be found being eaten out on the PCT or the AT. http://i.img...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cheapest food calorie per dollar
September 03, 7:16am

Re: Steam Baking With Silicone Cups
This is brilliant. I have some of these silicone baking cups and I have never used them. Now I must go backpacking just so I can make a muffin and make everybody jealous!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Steam Baking With Silicone Cups
August 28, 9:58am

Re: Re: Re: The trail food you just can't stand.
For me it's any kind of bars. I find I can't stand spicy food on hikes as well as I can normally. But if my food is too bland that gets really depressing. At least let it be salty. I ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 28, 9:56am

Re: Re: Great Advice ITT
> just guessing, but I think Piper was describing her last hike with her boyfriend Possibly

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
August 27, 9:09am

Re: Back-at-the-car checklist?
We store our poles in the back of the SUV so it's not hard to remember them since putting them in the back is putting them away. Also, it's much like how I learned on the PCT to never leave...

In Philosophy & Technique » Back-at-the-car checklist?
August 27, 9:03am

Re: Light my fire
Thanks for your offer on the shirts, David. I think that my boyfriend has already ordered one. Maybe I'll check out a local surf shop. As for the clothing thing, I actually wear the same clo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
August 27, 9:00am

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