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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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Is there a better way to get powder into a drinking container?
I should ask some materials engineers if there's some sort of container I could carry powders in that would make it easier to get the powder out and into another container. It's very frustr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there a better way to get powder into a drinking container?
June 27, 7:16am

Re: sandals = blisters? Can't find proper fitting sandals
No matter what they do it seems the nylon webbing has edges or a texture that will rub my skin raw somewhere. The worst sandals have "hardware", like the tevas. What I did for my chacos, ...

In GEAR » sandals = blisters? Can't find proper fitting sandals
June 27, 7:10am

Re: Re: A new first on a new thru-hiking "trail"
She doesn't have a blog. She posts on facebook, but I don't have facebook. She didn't keep a travelogue or anything. She just posts silly stuff like most facebook posts seem to be. At l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A new first on a new thru-hiking "trail"
June 27, 7:03am

Re: Rail Riders Shirts
You can buy permethrin to soak your clothes in. Then you can reapply for future trips. That way you don't have to buy specific bug clothing.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best bug jacket? Lightweight but durable
June 27, 6:56am

Re: Re: Blind hiker and his dog are thru hiking the CT
I bet that dog is smart enough to know a decent camp site. He could tell by the food smells left behind by other previous people. Or he can probably tell because I'm sure dogs get tired and kno...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blind hiker and his dog are thru hiking the CT
June 27, 6:53am

Re: RE: Re: How to pee in the woods as a girl (rated PG)
"I agree with Piper about the LNT mention... but I've been using my own "touchless pee" no-TP method for years. No need for 360o privacy, almost standing, and I've never once...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to pee in the woods as a girl (rated PG)
June 19, 8:12am

Re: A new first on a new thru-hiking "trail"
Looks like she completed the trail! It will be interesting to hear her report. It's an unfinished route, but she completed it. It's not as long as the PCT but it's a lot harder. There&#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A new first on a new thru-hiking "trail"
June 19, 7:21am

Re: How to pee in the woods as a girl (rated PG)
That was good. I was glad she got to the LNT part. All that TP you find laying unburied is from women and this makes me very angry.

In Philosophy & Technique » How to pee in the woods as a girl (rated PG)
June 18, 12:31pm

Re: Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco.
My boyfriend is on his second pair of Costco poles. The first pair broke. To be fair, he also broke his Gossamer Gear poles.

In GEAR » Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco.
June 18, 12:20pm

Re: lightest camp shoes
I have hiked many hundreds of miles, including portions of the JMT, wearing Chaco sandals as my hiking shoes. No need for camp shoes when you're already wearing them. Chacos feel like strap on ...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 17, 6:38am

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