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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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1st attempt at making biscuits for the trail
Eating gluten free has put a crimp in my trail lunches. None of the gluten free tortillas stands up to being wrapped around PBJ or anything else; they all rip, leaving me with stuff all over my han...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1st attempt at making biscuits for the trail
April 06, 4:19pm

Rain skirt?
I've been enjoying hiking in a skirt or a skirt + tights. I'm finding it very much more comfortable for moisture management than conventional zip-off nylon pants. Now I'm wondering, s...

In GEAR » Rain skirt?
April 03, 12:46pm

I will
I'll do that, Jen, as soon as I have access to a real keyboard. My screen keyboard is too difficult to type on.

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
March 29, 8:49pm

still love it
I've had it out now on several trips, with bear can and without, and I still really like it. Joe was able to rehab the frame, and works better now, no slipping. I plan to use it on all my trips...

In GEAR » Any women using the ZPacks Arc Blast?
March 29, 8:47pm

I haven't been to a doctor specifically. However, I am a veterinarian, I read radiographs every day, and I have radiographed that foot for an unrelated problem. I know there's no arthritis...

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
March 28, 6:55pm

that is the question
That is my primary issue with the footbeds. Aren't your feet supposed to be able to achieve better form without an appliance of some sort?

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
March 27, 8:22pm

rehabbing flat feet
I get pain on the top of my right foot if I hike too far, extending into my ankle. Working to strengthen my ankles has helped--I no longer have my right ankle collapse underneath me when I am tire...

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
March 27, 7:49pm

RIT dyes
RIT dyes are what are called union dyes, created to dye either wool or cotton. They are not very good quality dyes, and are likely to fade rather quickly, both from UV radiation and from washing. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dying wool?
March 24, 7:18pm

You bet wrong forum
No one would ever call Maine Coons ultralight! Ultra plush, ultra lovable, but not ultralight!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 24, 5:57pm

Montbell Dynamo
If you are just looking for pants to throw on over shorts when it is a little chilly, then the Montbell Dynamo pants are great. 2.6 ounces, no pockets, no belt-loops, just a simple drawstring. Zi...

In GEAR » No-frills, sub 10oz summer backpacking pants?
March 24, 12:09pm

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