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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: Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - use Seamgrip or tape?
Try both if the tyvek is just a test. I seam sealed my MLD rain mitts and I have to say it looks awful. But then I'm not that good at perfection.

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - use Seamgrip or tape?
July 13, 7:05am

Re: Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
In Washington on the PCT I wore trail runners, not Altras since they didn't exist yet, and my feet were always wet. It was annoying but not life-threatening. I was there in the month of August....

In GEAR » Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
July 13, 7:02am

Re: Backcountry Internet Options
Much of the Sierra High country is inaccessible with a smart phone. A friend of mine uses something called In Reach from Delorme to stay in touch with his wife. You may be able to use this, but I d...

In GEAR » Backcountry Internet Options
July 13, 6:50am

Re: Taking Gear Beyond Backpacking
Well, I can tell you that dri-ducks are not good rain gear for riding a motorcycle. But my Zpacks cuben fiber rain jacket works great riding in the rain. My MLD rain mitts work for rain on my motor...

In GEAR » Taking Gear Beyond Backpacking
July 12, 7:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Tyvek
Do you think that you could insulate something like a Houdini with this stuff and come out lighter compared to something like a Patagonia down sweater?

In Make Your Own Gear » Olefin Reemay as summertime insulation.
July 12, 6:56pm

Re: "Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?"
My point is that short-sleeved cuben fiber rain jacket is more rain gear than I've had on some of my worst experiences. If I'd had a short-sleeved cuben fiber rain jacket I would have done ...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 10, 7:29pm

Re: Tarp questions
Years ago I used to use a regular tarp from the hardware store. They're not that heavy and it's a good way to try out the whole tarp thing. I have an 8x10 Equinox tarp. The nice thing ab...

In Philosophy & Technique » what size tarp negates use of bivy? and other interesting questions :)
July 09, 7:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Skirts
I really like running shorts. I cut the built-in undies out and then it feels like I'm not wearing anything. I figure the running shorts without the underwear liner weigh less than anti-chafing...

In Make Your Own Gear » A Couple of Skirts
July 09, 7:50pm

Re: Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
To offer an opposing experience against the dire warnings of hypothermia. I have: - Hiked the entire state of Washington on the PCT without a rain jacket at all. It rained or the plants were wet...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 09, 7:36pm

Re: No stink.
I think I tried that once a million years ago. It didn't really work on me.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » No stink.
July 09, 7:18pm

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