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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.
CitySanta Barbara
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://santabarbarahikes.com
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Re: curries and attracting bears?
Try the Opsacks. They really hold in the smell. I put a bunch of curry paste packets in there to keep the curry from stinking up the rest of my food and once inside, I couldn't smell them at all.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » curries and attracting bears?
February 23, 7:38pm

Re: Re: Strength training to lighten the load
Oh, you knew that was me? Yeah, Rip is crazy old-school. I like guys like that, actually. Squats, deadlifts and overhead press ARE core strength. And I try to do sprints once a week or so.

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 23, 6:59pm

Strength training to lighten the load
Recently I started strength training. I do barbell squats, deadlifts, bench press and overhead press. The object is to get stronger, not body building. I do low reps and strive to always add more w...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 23, 6:23pm

Re: Women and men on the trail
Ha ha Paul, M should wear a skirt next time she hikes. The looks on men's faces being passed by a lady in a skirt is pretty priceless. Recently I was informed that years ago I was going to g...

In Philosophy & Technique » Women and men on the trail
February 23, 5:59pm

Re: Re: Thru weight plateau.
Regarding the "easy keeper" and the thru-hiker walk/efficiency gains...So true! You won't waste away to nothingness on a long distance hike. You first will lose all that excess wei...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Daily calorie requirements for long term thru hikes?
January 15, 4:26pm

Re: Shoes for Pacific Crest Trail
I'm not sure the people wearing 2 pairs of wool socks are wearing HEAVY wool socks. Even so, if you buy shoes that are larger than normal, extra socks will help while they feel too big and then...

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoes for Pacific Crest Trail
January 11, 5:05pm

Re: Re: London
This thread is a gem. Have you heard of Mark Boyle? He's an Englishman. http://www.justfortheloveofit.org http://www.moneylessmanifesto.org/about-the-author Trouble with Santa Barbara are ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Living outdoors full-time in urban areas
January 11, 4:57pm

Re: Daily calorie requirements for long term thru hikes?
On a truly long distance hike it takes a few weeks before the reality hits you. Then the hunger hits you hard. You basically can follow your hunger. You do not need to micro-manage your calories. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Daily calorie requirements for long term thru hikes?
January 11, 4:23pm

Re: Re: Pemmican??
Over Thanksgiving weekend I brought home dehydrated vegetables and pemmican. I made two kinds of pemmican. One was the normal kind with beef and tallow. I melted that into my vegetables for a very ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pemmican added to ????
December 04, 6:39pm

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

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