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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: About dehydrated entrees -- bacteria and safety and stuff
1) Temperature and/or spoilage control If you are cutting strips of meat the meat is sterile inside. This is why cutting strips is preferred to using ground beef. If you dry ground beef, you sho...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » About dehydrated entrees -- bacteria and safety and stuff
August 07, 5:01pm

Re: Moving to CA
Why not So Cal? You should just come to California and spend a little time seeing the entire thing, including So Cal. I'd say the region between Oxnard/Thousand Oaks and Paso Robles is the best...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Moving to CA!!!
August 07, 4:47pm

Re: campfire protocols...
The fire should be DEAD out. That means you can stick your hand in it. I have packed in full-sized shovels to backcountry campsites in order to make putting the fire completely out easier for peopl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » campfire protocols...
August 07, 4:39pm

Re: Vermilion Valley Resort (VVR) "Free" Barrel
I realize this is an ancient thread, but you can hike to and from VVR and skip paying for the boat ride if money is a concern (and time isn't.) It's a long hike though. I did a section h...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vermilion Valley Resort (VVR) "Free" Barrel
August 06, 4:50pm

Re: re SoCal
You could also hike up to the Fishbowls from the Piedras Blancas trailhead in the Sespe Wilderness. The Fishbowls are deep rock pools in a creek. You can jump in. Lots of nice trees, too. Probably ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help! Trips in two days in SoCal!! Need location!!
August 06, 10:23am

Coconut pemmican and any other pemmican ideas?
After bringing homemade pemmican to the Winds, I started thinking of other kinds of pemmican I could make. I thought coconut pemmican might be good. I mixed melted tallow with a little coconut m...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Coconut pemmican and any other pemmican ideas?
August 05, 4:33pm

Re: Back Sleeping.
I'm a back sleeper. It hurts the middle of my back after a while, so then I sleep on the side and hurt my hips for a while. Back and forth through the night.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Back Sleeping.
August 05, 4:20pm

Re: Re: Re: German Chocolate Bars
I don't like chocolate with dates but those bars look really good and would probably work great without chocolate.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » German Chocolate Bars
August 02, 9:35pm

Re: My Paleo
This is an interesting presentation. Your cholesterol may not be a very reliable marker for health. https://vimeo.com/45485034

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My Paleo
August 02, 9:31pm

Re: Jerky
I used this one. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread25940.html

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food on a hike in the Winds
July 28, 12:25pm

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