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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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StateCA
CountryUSA
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Re: 'Trail names'
I have a hiking friend who for the longest time I didn't even know his real name. I don't know where he got the name. He's so weird that his trail name suits him more than his boring re...

In Philosophy & Technique » 'Trail names'
August 08, 7:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Backpacking on calorie deficit and ideal energy distribution...
This will be controversial, but if you really want to do this, you should adapt your body to a low carbohydrate diet before you go out there. Then your body will be better able to use fat for energ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking on calorie deficit and ideal energy distribution...
August 08, 7:06pm

Re: Re: New Pacific CREST Trail Record
She has finished. She beat the other guy. Nice thing about endurance/distance activities is they level the differences between men and women, young and old. Good for her for achieving her goa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Pacific Coast Trail Record
August 08, 7:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
I've decided to try dehydrating miso. I mixed some ginger, garlic and soy sauce in it. I'll let you know if it was any good in about 2.5 weeks. I'm leaving for Glacier tomorrow. Hope it...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
August 08, 5:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
Have you considered dehydrating miso paste instead? I have been wanting to try it.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
August 07, 8:17pm

Re: Everything.
I eat paleo, too, but I bring my paleo food backpacking because it's so damn good.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there something you eat in the backcountry that you don't eat otherwise?
August 07, 6:14pm

Re: Re: Pounds of food and calories per day?
Even hiking the PCT I never carried 2lbs per day. 1.5 a day maybe barely, and it wasn't all eaten. This coming trip I have about 5.5 pounds of food for 7 days and that includes a pint of olive ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pounds of food and calories per day?
August 07, 6:12pm

Re: Why do I gain weight after a hike?
On days I go for a hike my belly bloats way huge and I get a lot of water retention even though I often eat foods that have no salt added and drink just water. I don't worry about it. I gain...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Why do I gain weight after a hike?
August 07, 8:13am

Re: Re: Lazy Luddites
You have a point. I don't carry heavy camera gear either. I am happy with snapshots and a point and shoot. I don't pursue photography as a passion. But I think this is different when we'...

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
August 07, 8:02am

Re: Is there something you eat in the backcountry that you don't eat otherwise?
Fresh porcini mushrooms, if I'm lucky.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there something you eat in the backcountry that you don't eat otherwise?
August 05, 5:56pm

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