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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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All Forum Posts by Diane Pinkers

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So I'm a complete idiot, and a totally useless excuse for a human being. I shall slink off now and trouble you good people no more. Delmar, your on you're own.

In GEAR » Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches
May 18, 7:54pm

See, that's what I mean
A hastily written post on a forum, without proof-reading! That's why I don't write a blog, Doug! Walk away, come back and read your post, correct it, then hit Send.

In GEAR » Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches
May 18, 6:50pm

Possibly trying the skirt out first thing in a quiet house wasn't the best idea. Rain pants make that "sshh-sshh" sound as one walks, this may not be any worse, just a different freq...

In GEAR » zpacks rain skirt
May 18, 6:38pm

Thank you Delmar
I for one appreciate the attempt to point out incorrect English usage. The use of spellchecker programs and now auto-fill on cell phones has made people very lazy about their writing. I like to r...

In GEAR » Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches
May 18, 4:10pm

zpacks rain skirt
I've just purchased a rain skirt from Zpacks--cuben fiber. I haven't had a chance to hike with it yet, but trying it on in the house makes me wonder--does the potato chip bag sound moderat...

In GEAR » zpacks rain skirt
May 18, 4:03pm

gear repair in Seattle
Rather far for you, but probably could do it, they've got lots of technical skill at repairs. The worst problem I can think of is that there might not be enough fabric for a ...

In GEAR » Add pit-zips to jacket
May 11, 5:56pm

hip belt pouches
I found the side-loc buckles on the hip belt pockets to be fiddly and difficult to close--have to reach around with two hands. Joe replaced the side-locs with an elastic loop and a mitten hook, wh...

In GEAR » Your ZPacks Arc Blast Customizations - (or other UL/MYOG packs)
May 08, 2:32pm

Not enough of a science geek
I love the fact that Richard has the skills to dig in and test a product to find out if it works as described--get beyond all the marketing hype. But, what does all this mean? I am not enough of ...

In GEAR » The SOL Escape Bivvy
May 07, 7:42am

Thanks, Shane
I fixed the knife issue, didn't need it on there twice. I wish my boyfriend would compromise on the tent, but we've been around and around on this issue, and I've given up. He like...

In Gear Lists » Looking to lighten further
May 05, 11:58am

rain pants
I'm looking at alternative rain wear, because it is some of the heaviest stuff in my pack. I didn't know about the Versalites, but they are currently unavailable. I was actually thinking ...

In Gear Lists » Looking to lighten further
May 04, 9:47pm

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