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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.
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StateCA
CountryUSA
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Re: Lassen National Park (Favorite hike?)
Probably too late for you, but if you can do the day hike to Bumpass Hell it's totally worth it.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lassen National Park (Favorite hike?)
August 30, 12:12pm

Re: Re: Backpacking in winter and being bored?
Bring a good book Bring a musical instrument Have a campfire and stare into the flames Bring a deck of cards Get really caught up on sleep and maybe even cultivate a surplus Bring on...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking in winter and being bored?
August 21, 12:21pm

Re: Re: dont leave you crap for everyone to see
I did not intend my message to be location dependent. When it comes to bathroom habits, people become unable to you know, do the deed, if their habits are changed. Better not to have a habit like b...

In Philosophy & Technique » Used Toilet Paper - Pack it out!
August 21, 12:16pm

Re: dont leave you crap for everyone to see
No no don't burn your TP. People burning their TP have burned up parts of the PCT.

In Philosophy & Technique » Used Toilet Paper - Pack it out!
August 19, 4:46pm

Re: "cooking" with a caldera cone alcohol stove setup...
I use an alcohol stove and a caldera cone (and I've used the stove without the cone, too.) I don't use minute rice or other instant starches and cous-cous doesn't need to be cooked at a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » "cooking" with a caldera cone alcohol stove setup...
August 19, 4:38pm

Re: Powdered coconut milk and thai/indian dishes
Yeah, I've been cooking with curries. I buy any kind that says to add coconut milk. I have brought coconut manna with me for this. I recently purchased coconut cream powder but haven't trie...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered coconut milk and thai/indian dishes
August 19, 4:12pm

Re: real meat?
I used grass-fed tallow for my pemmican, but purchased lean grocery store meat. It just lacked much in the way of flavor so was a little hard to eat. It left me feeling good after eating it. I j...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Coconut pemmican and any other pemmican ideas?
August 12, 6:06pm

Re: leg cramps
I've taken Magnesium Citrate capsules, about 400mg total, and that has helped me with leg cramps in my regular, non-backpacking life. It can also help you sleep and keep you regular.

In Philosophy & Technique » Leg Cramps
August 12, 5:58pm

Re: Used Toilet Paper - Pack it out!
After hiking through clear-cuts owned by Kimberly-Clark, I think the TP should be returned to the forest. But it shouldn't be left lying around as an eyesore.

In Philosophy & Technique » Used Toilet Paper - Pack it out!
August 12, 5:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Is four ounces worth it? Losing your glasses
Somebody is going to find a penny whistle in the Winds someday, somewhere near Titcomb Lake. Key of Eb.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is four ounces worth it? Losing your glasses
August 12, 5:47pm

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