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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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Re: Would You Do It for a Living?
I would not do it for a living. I will talk about it for a pot luck dinner, though. When I was long distance hiking I felt I was paid in wildflowers. I've earned more wildflowers than Oprah...

In Philosophy & Technique » Would You Do It for a Living?
December 04, 1:43pm

Re: Re: Long hike recovery time
I think you recover mentally much faster if you have something to go back home to. So having a job waiting for you will be mentally easier to deal with. I didn't have anything to go back to ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long hike recovery time
December 04, 1:37pm

Re: Re: All-In-One Kit
I bought a shorter spoon so it fits in my pot. I keep a knife, chapstick and hand sanitizer in my pocket. Everything else goes in a tiny little mesh bag.

In Philosophy & Technique » All-In-One Kit
December 04, 1:32pm

Re: Learnt an very important Lesson on Hydration and Salts
If the other hikers were just hiking maybe they had no idea you were suffering. You have to say something. It's not being a wimp to say, "Hey, I need to stop and take off a layer." It...

In Philosophy & Technique » Learnt an very important Lesson on Hydration and Salts
December 04, 1:29pm

Re: Where do you compromise?
There's lots of lighter gear available now but rather than buy it I compromise and just keep using the stuff I have. Things I won't compromise on include: - protection from bugs while I ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Where do you compromise?
December 04, 1:19pm

Re: Anyone Practice Trail Communism?
I have offered to carry some weight for my boyfriend. But his pride keeps him from accepting the offer. We try to practice "communism" when it comes to the tent, each carrying equal halve...

In Philosophy & Technique » Anyone Practice Trail Communism?
August 30, 2:33pm

Re: Near death experiences (or close calls) on the trail?
"Have any of you had any near death experiences or close calls while on the trail?" Not really. I got pretty cold last March on a trip in the Los Padres. I was shivering and wet and...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Near death experiences (or close calls) on the trail?
August 30, 2:11pm

Re: Calorie Consumption
I think most people don't worry too much about the calories of the food and instead go by weight. Anywhere from 1 to 2lbs food per day should suffice. Usually you carry a variety so the pounds ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Calorie Consumption
August 30, 12:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Have any of you ditched trekking poles as you've lightened your weight?
I've actually been considering doing away with the poles and ordering the optional tent poles for my Gossamer Gear tent (if they still make them and they're lighter than my poles.) I hardly...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Have any of you ditched trekking poles as you've lightened your weight?
August 30, 12:40pm

Re: How fast to you hike?
Ray Jardine had some interesting charts in his PCT Handbook long ago that showed that speed isn't the important variable. Hours are. Lots of times I'll be out hiking with people and they...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How fast to you hike?
August 30, 12:34pm

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