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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: where did all the soft cotton bandanas go????
You could try washing them in woolite. My friend used to own a t-shirt shop and she warned everyone who bought her shirts not to wash them in woolite because it dissolves the cotton t-shirts. Perha...

In GEAR » where did all the soft cotton bandanas go????
June 12, 11:55am

Re: Chair suspended by trees?
We have a hammock chair in the yard. Don't disregard the possibility you can sleep in it. My man sleeps in it all the time. Pretends to read.

In GEAR » Chair suspended by trees?
June 12, 7:54am

Re: Just got a 2015 Houdini
I have a Houdini from 2008 or 9. I think it was the very first model. No little breast pocket and weird foam stoppers for the tiny little elastic cords in the hood. You can blow air through it, but...

In GEAR » "Old" Houdini 10 or 15 Denier Fabric? Has Patagonia changed it again?
June 10, 6:01pm

Re: Ultralight Coffee Options
> Its more about the act of producing a damn good cuppa at 11000 feet. I get that totally. My opinion is that if a damn good cuppa is what you're after, forget ultralight. Bring a french ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 10, 9:48am

Re: Re: Sizing of Trail Runners
I wore Darn Tough relatively thick socks a couple weeks ago on a backpack trip and ended up on the verge of ball-of-foot blisters because they were too hot and sweaty on my feet. I ended up hiking ...

In GEAR » Sizing of Trail Runners
June 10, 9:37am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Coffee in your cathole
That marmot is screaming GIMME MORE CAFFEINE!!!

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 09, 10:38am

Re: External Frame Backpack
If you are new to backpacking, you might try borrowing gear to make sure it's really what you want and to better figure out the details you really need. You might not be able to borrow the exte...

In GEAR » External Frame Backpack
June 09, 10:37am

Re: Sizing of Trail Runners
It's very common for long distance hikers to wear shoes 1 or 2 sizes "too big". And then tie them as loosely as possible. And maybe even remove the tongue (not many do this, but I'...

In GEAR » Sizing of Trail Runners
June 09, 7:05am

Coffee in your cathole
Seriously do you pick the corn out of your cathole? A small amount of coffee grounds is nothing. Take the coffee filter home, though. Don't put that in your cathole.

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 09, 6:50am

Re: Disposing of coffee grounds
I think burying coffee grounds in your cathole would be fine, you know, done in non-sensitive areas. I work on a college campus and they actually use the coffee grounds and the coffee filters as mu...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 08, 6:05pm

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