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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: Tarp questions
Years ago I used to use a regular tarp from the hardware store. They're not that heavy and it's a good way to try out the whole tarp thing. I have an 8x10 Equinox tarp. The nice thing ab...

In Philosophy & Technique » what size tarp negates use of bivy? and other interesting questions :)
July 09, 7:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Skirts
I really like running shorts. I cut the built-in undies out and then it feels like I'm not wearing anything. I figure the running shorts without the underwear liner weigh less than anti-chafing...

In Make Your Own Gear » A Couple of Skirts
July 09, 7:50pm

Re: Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
To offer an opposing experience against the dire warnings of hypothermia. I have: - Hiked the entire state of Washington on the PCT without a rain jacket at all. It rained or the plants were wet...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 09, 7:36pm

Re: No stink.
I think I tried that once a million years ago. It didn't really work on me.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » No stink.
July 09, 7:18pm

Re: Re: Weave/knit matters
I have a Columbia polyester button-up shirt. It smells. I wear it 10 minutes and it stinks to high heaven. This doesn't happen with my nylon shirts. They take a while longer to smell bad and ne...

In GEAR » Casual and Cool: Polyester or Cotton/Merino?
July 07, 8:22pm

Re: Re: Spoon Comparison
Bamboo spoons have a dual use if you have two of them. My friend plays the spoons using bamboo spoons. He's really good. A really good spoon player is an amazing thing.

In GEAR » Spoon Comparison
July 07, 8:19pm

Re: Re: Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
If the sleeves really do cover you down to your elbows, then a couple of breadbags and elastic bands ought to suffice to make full-length sleeves if necessary.

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 07, 8:15pm

Re: ideas on alternate ways for quick and easy inflation of air matress please
I had never seen or heard of one of these and then I'm on a trip, I look up and I see this: I about died laughing.

In GEAR » ideas on alternate ways for quick and easy inflation of air matrass please
July 06, 8:06pm

Re: Re: Corrugation?
Maybe you wouldn't have to make full length rows of stitches. Maybe a stitch or two here, a stitch or two there would be enough to create corrugations. Or maybe all you have to do is twist it u...

In Make Your Own Gear » Olefin Reemay as summertime insulation.
July 06, 7:56pm

Re: Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
Why doesn't it have sleeves? I suppose you could bring some breadbags as emergency sleeves in the event this short-sleeved thing doesn't do it for you. In the Sierra in August if it'...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 06, 7:45pm

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