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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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roll top closure not air tight
So, you folks have me geeking out bringing up this topic. I hike in the PNW, and I've always packed everything in stuff sacks, being more than a little concerned about how dry my stuff stays. ...

In GEAR » ZPacks Cuben Dry Sacs - Air Leakage
December 17, 11:50am

sidecar camping
After seeing how much space the tonneau cover and our riding gear takes up in the trunk, I've resigned myself to not taking much more than we would backpacking. Bill still hasn't given up ...

In Other Activities » sidecar camping
December 10, 3:17pm

what is Barrier Stretch Fabric?
Does anybody know? I got to looking on Pearl Izumi's web-site, because I like the idea of a vest with a mesh back for winter exertion, but I can't quite decide what the fabric is like. I&...

In GEAR » what is Barrier Stretch Fabric?
December 09, 10:22am

carbonized bamboo fiber
I wonder if it is the same as carbonized bamboo, a spinning fiber sold to fiber hobbyists. It is supposed to have anti-odor properties, and be resistant to UV light. It has a hand like silk and i...

In GEAR » bamboo charcoal socks/clothing?
December 08, 12:57pm

Craig, this is for you!
On the topic of finding a place but not telling anyone about it, I highly recommend folks track down this year's Banff Film Festival Grand Prize winner. 2 Norwegian surfers find a small beach ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sharing (Or Not) Locations and Logistics on the Web.
December 08, 11:30am

vest without collar
Depending on layers, one can sometimes build up 2-4 collars. Does anyone know of a fleece vest without a collar?

In GEAR » Vests?
November 30, 5:48pm

maybe, maybe not
I'm not sure even Roger's tents would have stood up to that onslaught! I wanna see how the tent manufacturer's would test for that particular feature.

In GEAR » Planning for the unforeseen....
November 30, 10:05am

spark plugs, etc
As far as the numbers go, you've got me--I never could wrap my head around electrical stuff, it's a magical mystery to me. I know it has a battery, Bill has a battery maintainer for it, it...

In Other Activities » sidecar camping
November 21, 7:48pm

Anyone use it for a collapsible cooler? My boyfriend and I will be taking some trips on his new Ural motorcycle + sidecar, and I'd like to have a small cooler, but he's worried about space...

In Multiple Use Gear » Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else?
November 21, 2:05pm

packed photo
Ok, I don't fly fish, so I have no idea what is needed, but I want to see a photo of it packed up. I have a zpacks kit and there's not much room!

In Multiple Use Gear » ZPacks Toothbrush Case as 9g Mini Tenkara Fly Box
November 21, 2:02pm

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