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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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Re: Re: Re: Hot Tenting Market Update?
Maybe I'm old-fashioned but I would be nervous to heat a tent made of anything but canvas or animal skin.

In GEAR » Hot Tenting Market Update?
July 24, 7:33am

Re: options
You can't get an athletic skirt that doesn't come with shorts inside, either. Even athletic skirts that are long enough not to need them. I simply cut the liners out of running shorts. T...

In GEAR » a rant re: running shorts
July 24, 7:06am

Re: Desert Shade Shelter (Zpacks Aluminized Duplex)
Sounds like it blocks rays. It'll go well with my tinfoil hat.

In GEAR » Desert Shade Shelter (Zpacks Aluminized Duplex)
July 23, 8:21am

Re: Re: Any such thing as a waterproof hiking short?
Why would anyone think waterproof shorts would be sweaty and crotch-rotty any worse than pants? Seeing as how I almost always have to pull my rain chaps up to my knees to not overheat, I can see th...

In GEAR » Any such thing as a waterproof hiking short?
July 23, 8:17am

Re: Hiking down steep inclines
I have the same problem. I have also used Lone Peaks and find they are only slightly worse for traction than other shoes. I have some Keen low-cut boots and I'm always pleasantly surprised how ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking down steep inclines
July 21, 9:55am

Re: Ankle support with high boots
If he's happy with his boots and he can do the miles, I don't see any reason to change his mind. If you just want to win an argument, then maybe there's something in this thread. htt...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ankle support with high boots
July 20, 10:29am

Re: Re: Trail runners with wide toe box
I have a Roman foot and some Altras fit and others are still too narrow in the toebox. The widest toebox shoes I've ever found were: - Altra Superior 1.5 (not a trail running shoe) Pros: ...

In GEAR » Trail runners with wide toe box
July 20, 10:19am

Re: Build a better raincoat
Wouldn't a short rain jacket and a rain skirt work together? Are you tall? Because I am short and I can pull the rain skirt waistband up high so the jacket waistband is over and the skirt is st...

In GEAR » Build a better raincoat
July 20, 10:12am

Re: Re: Hardly a problem this year!
> Perhaps you should try the Olympus; from the reviews, fit may be different model to model and year to year. That's what I was thinking. I really did not expect to keep burning the botto...

In GEAR » Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
July 14, 8:45pm

Re: Re: Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - futile
I use my rain mitts when riding my motorcycle to work. It really sucks to get my fleece gloves wet and cold in the winter. The seam sealing actually works well. When I've worn the rain mitts on...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - use Seamgrip or tape?
July 14, 8:41pm

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