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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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carbonized bamboo fiber
I wonder if it is the same as carbonized bamboo, a spinning fiber sold to fiber hobbyists. It is supposed to have anti-odor properties, and be resistant to UV light. It has a hand like silk and i...

In GEAR » bamboo charcoal socks/clothing?
December 08, 12:57pm

Craig, this is for you!
On the topic of finding a place but not telling anyone about it, I highly recommend folks track down this year's Banff Film Festival Grand Prize winner. 2 Norwegian surfers find a small beach ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sharing (Or Not) Locations and Logistics on the Web.
December 08, 11:30am

vest without collar
Depending on layers, one can sometimes build up 2-4 collars. Does anyone know of a fleece vest without a collar?

In GEAR » Vests?
November 30, 5:48pm

maybe, maybe not
I'm not sure even Roger's tents would have stood up to that onslaught! I wanna see how the tent manufacturer's would test for that particular feature.

In GEAR » Planning for the unforeseen....
November 30, 10:05am

spark plugs, etc
As far as the numbers go, you've got me--I never could wrap my head around electrical stuff, it's a magical mystery to me. I know it has a battery, Bill has a battery maintainer for it, it...

In Other Activities » sidecar camping
November 21, 7:48pm

cooler?
Anyone use it for a collapsible cooler? My boyfriend and I will be taking some trips on his new Ural motorcycle + sidecar, and I'd like to have a small cooler, but he's worried about space...

In Multiple Use Gear » Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else?
November 21, 2:05pm

packed photo
Ok, I don't fly fish, so I have no idea what is needed, but I want to see a photo of it packed up. I have a zpacks kit and there's not much room!

In Multiple Use Gear » ZPacks Toothbrush Case as 9g Mini Tenkara Fly Box
November 21, 2:02pm

spark plugs and coolers
I don't know the exact vintage of technology, but yes, spark plugs, although I think it does have an alternator. They are coming out next year with fuel injection, but the 2011 model does not ...

In Other Activities » sidecar camping
November 21, 12:54pm

ural=old school
Actually, David, the Ural is a Russian-made bike based on a BMW model, but it is not a "modern" bike like a touring Gold Wing or a modern BMW would be. There is no 12 volt, it would have...

In Other Activities » sidecar camping
November 21, 12:25pm

sidecar camping
My boyfriend has just purchased a Ural Gear-Up, and we are planning on using it for camping tours for base camping for multiple day hikes, or combined urban/hike trips. Any suggestions on gear tha...

In Other Activities » sidecar camping
November 20, 8:29pm

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