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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: Re: Science Fact: Running Does Not Suck.
Running is too much effort for too little ROI plus over time it may slow your metabolism, cause muscle catabolism and leave you fat (or skinny-fat) and weak. You can achieve a lot more with less wi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why barefoot isn't best for most runners
September 30, 1:14pm

Re: miso
My Japanese friend has a lot of pictures of his food mixed in with his hiking pictures. https://plus.google.com/photos/104620544810418955412/albums?banner=pwa He also has a hiking tips site (mo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe.
September 29, 9:22pm

Re: Paleo backpackers??
Here's some paleo food I had on my last trip. http://gossamergear.com/wp/tips/backpacking-with-no-cook-foods

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Paleo backpackers??
September 29, 7:35pm

Re: Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe.
My Japanese friend makes a Japanese soup of dried green veggies and seaweed, chicken broth, a little arrowroot powder for thickening, a little toasted sesame oil for flavor, and various kinds of me...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe.
September 29, 7:03pm

Re: Meals when any fires are forbidden
This probably wouldn't be ideal for France, but I dehydrate my own meals and they rehydrate just fine with cold water. I make pulled pork or chicken using pork tenderloin or chicken breast, ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Meals when any fires are forbidden
September 29, 6:55pm

Re: Sierra Cup
I always thought the Sierra Club was the worst design ever. You cannot drink from one without spilling all over. They don't hold much. Anything hot poured into one gets cold almost instantly. A...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sierra Cup
September 29, 6:47pm

Re: Re: Ancient Shoes
+1 to Craig as well. I've been wearing minimalist shoes for several years now and I just love them. When I go hiking or backpacking I prefer a bit of cushioning but I feel best without the h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why barefoot isn't best for most runners
September 29, 6:43pm

Re: "Turning 36 next year"
"Turning 36 next year rings a bell that maybe the best years of my life are behind me unused to their full potential." I hiked the PCT at age 43 and 44. At age 36 I wouldn't have b...

In Philosophy & Technique » Is anyone else feeling stranded?
September 09, 1:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Did see some UL on the JMT
I did a section on the JMT a couple years ago with a small pack (compared to the norm) and I had a ranger comment to me with suspicion that my pack looked too small to contain a bear canister. I of...

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
September 09, 12:57pm

Re: RE: How Much Extra Food? If Any
It almost always works out that I've brought too much food so I never actually plan to do it. On my last trip, I actually mis-counted the number of meals to put in my pack and did have to kind ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How Much Extra Food? If Any?
August 27, 3:07pm

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