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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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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

Pretty stiff
I grabbed one of these off my shelf to use in the woods. I found the bristles really stiff and uncomfortable, so don't be too enthusiastic with your brushing at first or you may gouge your gum...

In GEAR » Where to buy an ultralight 2 gram finger tooth brush?
March 23, 9:20am

Painful callus
Don't know what was making your callus painful, but for me it often happens when the callus is dry and cracking. Application of some sort of ointment to moisturize and protect from abrasion, s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wk+ long trips on-the-trail feet fixes
March 19, 8:46pm

Thanks, Jon!
Good video, Jon, thanks. I also found your comparison of steam baking vs dry baking. I've been peeking at your site off and on for years, but haven't quite been able to justify the extra ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » dry baking vs. steam baking
March 14, 9:07am

Gee, Bob, if I show you mine will you show me yours? ;-)

In GEAR » Hiking Skirt or Dress suggestions for women?
March 13, 5:47pm

dry baking vs. steam baking
I've done some steam baking, a la Sarah's instructions at The dry baking looks very intriguing, but I have no interest in Esbit cooking. The steam baking I have done...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » dry baking vs. steam baking
March 13, 1:56pm

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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