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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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pack stack
Sleeping bag, sleeping clothes (long johns, long sleeve wool hoody, hat, gloves, down jacket) and insulation in a liner. Sleeping pad usually jammed down alongside when using a bear can. Cook kit...

In GEAR » Pack Stack Order
October 04, 2:41pm

GF in Europe
Actually, I'm not sure that's correct, Bob. Schar is a German brand, and they bill themselves as the world's largest producer of gluten-free products. I haven't actually traveled ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten free granola
September 16, 6:50pm

Gluten free granola
My most favorite GF granola will no longer be available--Apricot GF Granola from GoBites. I've often thought it shouldn't be too hard to make--ingredients are cashews, coconut oil, apricot...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten free granola
September 16, 4:58pm

Like it!
I finally had a chance to try out the Deuce of Spades. Nice tool! Was able to try it out in hard ground and soft, worked well for both. And, nice to be able to hack through roots! Moves more dir...

In GEAR » What do you think of your Deuce of Spades?
September 11, 8:44am

website or program?
Is there a website or program that I can plug the dehydrated ingredients into for meals I make on the trail, that will give me the calorie content? I'm interested in figuring out the calories/...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » website or program?
September 09, 9:24pm

Hiking snacks?
Hey, Dale, what did you do about snacks for hiking? I find that I probably eat the most sugar when I'm hiking. I can't not eat--if I'm hiking hard, I find I have to eat something ever...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » lose w8 now, ask dale how
September 09, 9:22pm

ounces not that important
No, ounces don't really matter. I have a tendency towards complexity, and I'm trying to simplify my pack. I've reduced the number of stuff sacks considerably--used to have over-organi...

In Philosophy & Technique » pack liners
August 30, 7:09am

camp shoes
My search for the ultimate camp shoe balances light weight and lack of bulk against durability and stability for the ability to be used as emergency hiking shoes. I've tried Innov-8 190's,...

In GEAR » Has anyone hiked in Vivobarefoot Ultra Pures?
August 29, 2:03pm

pack liners
I'm trying to move away from the multiple stuff sacks in my backpack. I have a 52 L Arc Blast from Zpacks, and especially when I carry a bear can, I need every nook and cranny in my pack. I u...

In Philosophy & Technique » pack liners
August 29, 1:43pm

I use Injinji wool toe socks. The rash I got from the top of the sock was similar, but lighter, not as deep a red, and it was only on my left ankle. Not my right, but there was a gaiter rash on t...

In Philosophy & Technique » gaiter chafe
August 29, 1:39pm

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