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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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Looking to lighten further
I have been working on my gear list, as I haven't updated it for 2 years. I am trying to guard against weight creep. I live and hike in the PNW, mostly doing overnights or 4 days, but I have ...

In Gear Lists » Looking to lighten further
May 04, 8:37pm

Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
In normal, everyday life I wear zero-drop shoes. The only place I don't is while hiking. For years, I've worn Inov-8 Roclite 286 GTX's. Since I've moved to zero drop in my daily ...

In GEAR » Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
May 04, 11:09am

Bear Gryll's pack
Might want to increase the number of band-aids--that's a lot of sharp pointy things. How many sharp pointy things does a guy need? Wait, don't answer that......

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
May 01, 7:10pm

Thanks so much!
Thanks everyone who rushed to the call of duty and offered up Nalgenes. We were able to acquire three replacements, which should keep us in working order for a good, long time, considering that th...

In GEAR » Old style wide mouth Nalgene needed, quick!
April 30, 4:25pm

female quilt user
I have been using an Enlightened Equipment 30 F quilt, with overstuff, for the last 2 summers while backpacking, and have found it to be plenty warm, paired with a Neoair pad. I do wear baselayers...

In GEAR » Quilt Temps Accurate for Women?
April 28, 10:06pm

wrong product
See, stuff like that is why I'm on this forum--where the heck else would I learn of that? REI isn't going to tell me that, and nothing in any of the literature of any of the jackets says a...

In GEAR » which waterproofing agent?
April 28, 9:56pm

evernew bladders
Trail Designs has Evernew water bladders in stock again, including apparently the 2L size, if anyone is looking.

In Gear Deals » evernew bladders
April 28, 9:31pm

get the cheapest Kindle
Get the cheapie, no backlight and not touch screen. Can use a headlamp on red light setting so as to not blow night vision so much, lighter weight. No touch screen, can use the buttons to turn th...

In GEAR » Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite or Nook for backpacking?
April 27, 6:54pm

Sorry, Roger, I was imprecise in my frustration. I use both the Nikwax Tech-wash, and the Nikwax spray-on waterproofing. I'm applying to North Face Hyvent, Golite Tumalo, which is a polyuretha...

In GEAR » which waterproofing agent?
April 27, 6:41pm

which waterproofing agent?
I'm fairly fed up with trying to maintain the waterproofing on my WPB coats. I have been using Nikwax Tech Wash, not detergent, to wash the items, then the spray on waterproofing. Despite my ...

In GEAR » which waterproofing agent?
April 26, 8:37pm

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