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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Lifetime 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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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

gaiter chafe
I have recently moved to Altra Lone Peaks, which has made it necessary for me to adopt gaiters to keep stuff out of my shoes. I'm using lightweight gaiters like Dirty Girls, but from a differe...

In Philosophy & Technique » gaiter chafe
August 28, 9:20pm

The damage was done, Bob
By the time he gave up on the boots, his toe was pretty darn sore. Just removing the insoles didn't work--he tried. It's now turning pretty colors, and we're taking bets on whether or...

In GEAR » Has anyone hiked in Vivobarefoot Ultra Pures?
August 28, 8:19pm

Has anyone hiked in Vivobarefoot Ultra Pures?
I ask, not because I actually want to, but because of something that happened on our last hike to my boyfriend. He had put new insoles in his boots a day or two before we hiked, and ended up with ...

In GEAR » Has anyone hiked in Vivobarefoot Ultra Pures?
August 28, 7:14pm

Seasonal change?
It may just be that they are between seasons. They may be low on stock for summer, selling out what they have, before they roll out the winter selection. I was at Whittaker's store, and they...

In GEAR » Is Eddie Bauer giving up on First Ascent?
August 23, 5:24pm

Old thread, need clarification
Looking at the Ursack site, I can't decide whether to get an Ursack, or an Ursack Minor. They do not seem confident that the Ursack will hold up to critter teeth, yet if possible I'd like ...

In GEAR » Bear bag system for Oregon/SW Washington areas
August 22, 9:34pm

dehydrated dog food
I don't have any experience with this food for performance, but wanted to point out a dehydrated dog food. The company is called The Honest Kitchen and all their food is dehydrated. Might at l...

In GEAR » Ultra light dog food
August 20, 5:20pm

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