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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Premium 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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nails
Grungy nails do not go well with food prep.

In GEAR » Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
May 17, 1:10pm

thanks, Mercedes!
I'm glad to know I'm not the only medical geek to carry a nail brush! The scrub brushes we use at my clinic are pretty light. I couldn't resist stealing one for my hiking kit.

In GEAR » Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
May 17, 9:14am

yes to the polycryo
I absolutely would bring a polycryo ground sheet for the Hexamid. Hadn't thought about hammocks but yes, there should be sites. Is it kosher to bring a couple of packs I'd like to sell? ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW GGG is a GO!
May 17, 8:46am

gravel
The pea gravel is about 4 inches deep, with dirt underneath it. I think you could drive stakes into the dirt, I doubt it is compacted, but you would need to have long stakes. The pea gravel is no...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW GGG is a GO!
May 16, 9:48pm

photos
Ok, kids, here they are: That's the view as you enter the campsite. The campsite is laid out with sheltered picnic tables and firepit in the center, and campsites around the edge. There ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW GGG is a GO!
May 16, 6:49pm

ditto
What Greg said. Most of the gluten free products are super heavy on starches and other heavily processed grain products. Ì am sensitive, but most of the time I avoid eating bread, crackers, etc., ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Wheat free menus
May 10, 10:41am

sanitation
How many of you WASH YOUR HANDS? With SOAP? Particularly before eating? Hand sanitizer may not be effective enough. Unless you are practicing proper back country hygiene every time, all the time, y...

In GEAR » Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
May 10, 10:17am

photos
Both group sites at Skokomish Park, check. Want me to post them here, or do you want to keep it secret? Email? Text?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW GGG is a GO!
May 09, 8:14pm

checking it out
If no one else has responded, my boyfriend Bill and I could check it out Friday May 15th. We frequently go hiking near there.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW GGG is a GO!
May 08, 8:50pm

dog bowl
I found disposable folding dog bowls that make a great basin for sponge baths. Weighs only a few grams, and cheaper than Doug's cuben dog food bowl. May lack the same panache, though.

In GEAR » Is a bucket/basin worthwhile for personal hygiene on trips more than a couple of days?
April 18, 6:30pm

All Reader Reviews by Diane Pinkers

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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