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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western Washington
About Me I started backpacking again in 2008, after a long hiatus---I haven't been since I was a kid. Loving learning about a different way to hike---backpacking was no fun when I was a teen-ager, stuff was too heavy! Completed my dream of hiking the Wonderland Trail in 2010, now onto more hikes in the Cascades and Olympics.

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This is close to a new solo system I'm using in size. Did you have a spacer at the bottom of your pot under the cup? I really prefer alcohol, so I'm going to try this with my 600 ml S...

In Philosophy & Technique » Field Testing Dry Baking
July 11, 4:34pm

powdered Sencha
Thanks for the heads-up about the Mini Whisk Ball, Laura, I bought it, and for the gram weenies, it weighs 5 g. I also am trying powdered Sencha from I like it, possibly better t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » drinking matcha tea on the trail
July 11, 12:27pm

acute can be muscle imbalance, too
I learned about the core strengthening exercises and muscle balance after I sprained my back pulling a calf on a heifer that laid down. That forced me to work laying on my side with my arms over m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » pain reliever opinions sought
July 11, 12:18pm

camo fabric
I got the camo fabric for privacy, and I think it is great. This is my first cuben fiber shelter, so I don't have anything to compare to, but it is supposed to be the same "strength"...

In GEAR » zpacks duplex: .51 oz or .72oz ?
July 11, 9:25am

two different levels of pain
They are designed to use for different levels of pain. Ibuprofen=I'm uncomfortable Hydrocodone + acetaminophen=Oh my god I hurt and I still gotta walk outta here! The other factor is that ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » pain reliever opinions sought
July 10, 7:20am

For an upcoming trip I'm considering switching from freezerbag to eating out of the pot. My pot is a 600 ml SnowPeak mug, and I usually need 1 1/2 cups water to rehydrate my meals. How large ...

In GEAR » Mug/Bowl for preparing food and eating from
July 09, 7:39pm

Pole height
I checked the instructions on the Zpacks website, and they say 122 cm for the poles. However, I found the doors rather difficult to close at that height especially at the peak, and it made me conce...

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
July 09, 6:23pm

Line-locs on door
Thanks, John H! I just installed line-locs on the lines from the peak, because when we had the tent up on our last trip, the door clip was keeping the peak up while the main line from the peak was...

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
July 09, 5:41pm

repair kit nuttiness
I am admittedly a little nuts about my repair kit, and probably carry more than most people would. On our last trip, I broke one of my Fizan trekking poles. Since we have just converted to a trekk...

In GEAR » repair kit nuttiness
July 09, 5:33pm

pole height and height of bathtub
Matthew, what height did you have poles set? Were there two of you in the tent? I set mine up with the poles at 115 cm instead of the 122 cm that Zpacks recommends, and the sides of the bathtub se...

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
July 09, 5:27pm

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Montbell Outpace Parka
The Outpace Parka is a decent jacket, but it has some design details that could be better. It sheds rain really well. It is pretty light and packable. Its breathability seems to be fairly good, alth...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 19, 11:54am