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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
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Re: Re: sub 5 lb -does it really matter?
Well, if the difference is between 27 pounds and 15 then yeah, the 15 pounds is way better. But if the pack weight gets below 15 it doesn't make much difference for me performance or enjoyment-...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
April 01, 2:14pm

Re: Re: Hacking Wool Slacks?
How much do they shrink? Why not buy a pair that are many sizes too big and wash/dry them to shrink them up good? Then they'd be bullet-proof, right? Or do they just shrink and shrink with each...

In Multiple Use Gear » Hacking Wool Slacks?
April 01, 2:04pm

Re: "My "wind shirt" rant..."
Yeah, I don't use the Houdini backpacking anymore, but if I'm out around town and the temperature is going hot-cold-hot-cold, I can stuff that thing into my tiny fanny pack along with my mo...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 31, 2:41pm

Re: Disposable water bottle + esbit + rocks = emergency day hiking stove?
Can't you just put the esbit directly on the dirt? Oh, are you talking about boiling the water inside a plastic bottle? I don't think I would do that. Maybe carry a collapsible steel cup...

In Multiple Use Gear » Disposable water bottle + esbit + rocks = emergency day hiking stove?
March 31, 12:59pm

Re: Question for Eric, Jeffry, & Monte only: My "wind shirt" rant...
I'm not a gentleman and I'm not Eric, Jeffry or Monte, but my Houdini fits into a very small space so it serves a purpose when I want to bring a light jacket in the minimum amount of space.

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 31, 12:46pm

I found out these Zpacks pockets make good wash basins
I discovered that these Zpacks pockets hold water. They are also very stiff and the large opening holds open on its own. I was able to fill it with water and use it as a little wash basin with my b...

In Multiple Use Gear » I found out these Zpacks pockets make good wash basins
March 31, 12:43pm

Re: My delicious high calorie breakfast mix
Here's the result! Breakfast mix in trail yogurt. Very tasty!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My delicious high calorie breakfast mix
March 31, 12:38pm

Re: Storing alcohol & alcohol stove in cook pot
You'll probably pour a little bit of alcohol on your fingers sooner or later and thus absorb it through the skin. The amount of residue, if there even is any, from storing the stove in your pot...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Storing alcohol & alcohol stove in cook pot
March 31, 12:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
I'm telling ya, squats are where it's at. And deadlifts too. Seriously. I had no idea this is how strong feels. It's the fountain of youth. And I do enjoy my kit. About 11-12 pounds ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
March 31, 7:11am

Re: Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
I am 50 years old and I can squat with 190lbs on my back for multiple reps. My 12-17lb pack feels like nothing. I guess I do everything all wrong because rather than keep my weight down, I keep it ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
March 30, 2:13pm

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