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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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base layer?
Paul, is there a base layer under your fleece? I'm still struggling with my winter layers. These days I'm often wearing a wool long-sleeve, either a fleece vest or fleece jacket, with a w...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 09, 4:49pm

buff works great
as a pillow case. I can't stand having a vinyl surface against my face, so I just stuff my Montbell pillow inside my Buff. Mind you, I haven't hiked for days on end wearing my Buff, so at ...

In Gear Lists » How did I get so heavy? Late Aug JMT solo
February 09, 3:18pm

Not the top...
but the middle cross bar. See, I told you I had one of the original designs, before they modded it. It rides above the middle of the arc, vertically. Your Week-ender is 2 inches shorter than my ...

In GEAR » Bear can in an Arc Blast?
February 09, 11:57am

Bear Vault works fine
I have an Arc Blast, and the first few hikes I took it on involved a bear can carry. I have the Bear Vault 500, which is 8.7" in diameter, by 12.7 inches tall. It carried ok, I didn't re...

In GEAR » Bear can in an Arc Blast?
February 09, 10:59am

^ +1
Mary has hit it on the head on all aspects. Beagles are lovely dogs, but their brains can turn off when they are on a scent. If you love your dog, you will love it enough to give it the training ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packing with Dogs
February 08, 7:38pm

It's right's looking at me!
As I'm reading this thread, the ad at the top of the page is, you guessed ad for yoga mats!

In Chaff » Why you shouldn't buy a yoga mat.
February 05, 5:40pm

the sneeze issue
I found that frequent and judicious employment of Kegel exercises really improved the sneeze issue for me. Beats carrying panty liners.

In GEAR » Alright LADIES...let's talk panties...
February 04, 8:04pm

Well, sorta
Yes, it is an ethical question, as it must piss proprietors off along the trails when people just casually plug in. That sort of thing can get hikers banned from places--witness the Laundromat in...

In Philosophy & Technique » Nero day charging gadgets
February 02, 7:45pm

Nero day charging gadgets
As a conceptual exercise, I was wondering--if you are not staying over in a town, renting a motel room, how do people go about charging their cell phones, MP3 players, etc? I have heard/read sever...

In Philosophy & Technique » Nero day charging gadgets
February 02, 6:37pm

quilt for me
As a side sleeper and a toss-and-turner, bags never made sense for me. Always ended up with the hood over my face, my legs tangled up, would wake up and have to spend time getting it all straight a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Claustrophobia, quilt owners’ secret shame?
February 02, 5:29pm

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