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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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All Forum Posts by Diane Pinkers

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Not sold on it for bear cannister
I tried packing food for 1 5-day trip (2 people) with my vacuum sealer, then putting it in the bear cannister. Maybe if you turned off the vacuum function it would be okay, but what I then had wer...

In GEAR » vacuum bag sealer
January 11, 6:36pm

Replacement insoles for Altras
Has anyone found a good replacement insole for Altra Lone Peak 1.5s? I'd like just a little more cushioning in the forefoot, but not a big arch support or increased height at the heel. I loo...

In GEAR » Replacement insoles for Altras
January 11, 6:25pm

It's the cheese!
I'm dairy intolerant, and don't eat cheese. My boyfriend eats cheese, and our bedsheets often are pulled awry. That's it, I'm cutting him off!

In Chaff » Correlation versus Causation
January 04, 3:34pm

what do I want?
Not sure exactly what I'm looking for. Yes, I am a veterinarian, Ken, so I do have more than the average person's training. However, there are some species differences-I don't generally...

In GEAR » first aid app
January 03, 1:05pm

Patagonia fit
Something else that had put me off the Cap 4 were the complaints about fit. In particular, reviews complaining about the length and the shirt not staying tucked in. They were mostly centered aroun...

In GEAR » Which capilene weight?
January 03, 9:48am

first aid app
In the Washington Trails magazine, they recommended several smart phone apps, one of which is the Red Cross First Aid app. It's intended for folks who really have no clue about first aid, and m...

In GEAR » first aid app
January 03, 9:31am

cap 4
I had wondered about the Capilene 4, but the description "expedition weight" threw me. My winter excursions are hardly expeditions, believe me. Now, to find a sale!

In GEAR » Which capilene weight?
January 03, 9:24am

Which capilene weight?
I have long been an enthusiast of wool baselayers. However, I hike in the Pacific Northwest, and I'm coming to the conclusion that maybe I should try a synthetic baselayer--faster drying might...

In GEAR » Which capilene weight?
January 02, 9:42pm

vest mod
Sounds good, Owen, especially at that price. I didn't want a collar on mine. Collar and cuff buildup is a pet peeve of mine when layering.

In GEAR » Active vest
December 22, 7:05am

melanzana mod
I took a Melanzana Microgrid crew neck, cut the sleeves off and put a full-length zipper in. perfect! just enough more, but able to vent so I don't wet out so easily. Fits nicely under a Pat...

In GEAR » Active vest
December 21, 5:25pm

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