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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: Gear advice.
I would recommend buying the best ultralight sleeping bag you can even if it's pricy. It will not only be light, it will be warm and it will pack small. It will make you happy for a long time. ...

In GEAR » Gear advice.
July 13, 11:58am

Re: Re: Re: Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
> Because your forefoot is sliding laterally inside the shoe? > Or ... ? Because the dirt on the trail is really f-ing hot. I use the rockplate insole and a very thin foam insole becaus...

In GEAR » Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
July 13, 11:54am

Re: Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - use Seamgrip or tape?
Try both if the tyvek is just a test. I seam sealed my MLD rain mitts and I have to say it looks awful. But then I'm not that good at perfection.

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - use Seamgrip or tape?
July 13, 7:05am

Re: Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
In Washington on the PCT I wore trail runners, not Altras since they didn't exist yet, and my feet were always wet. It was annoying but not life-threatening. I was there in the month of August....

In GEAR » Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
July 13, 7:02am

Re: Backcountry Internet Options
Much of the Sierra High country is inaccessible with a smart phone. A friend of mine uses something called In Reach from Delorme to stay in touch with his wife. You may be able to use this, but I d...

In GEAR » Backcountry Internet Options
July 13, 6:50am

Re: Taking Gear Beyond Backpacking
Well, I can tell you that dri-ducks are not good rain gear for riding a motorcycle. But my Zpacks cuben fiber rain jacket works great riding in the rain. My MLD rain mitts work for rain on my motor...

In GEAR » Taking Gear Beyond Backpacking
July 12, 7:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Tyvek
Do you think that you could insulate something like a Houdini with this stuff and come out lighter compared to something like a Patagonia down sweater?

In Make Your Own Gear » Olefin Reemay as summertime insulation.
July 12, 6:56pm

Re: "Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?"
My point is that short-sleeved cuben fiber rain jacket is more rain gear than I've had on some of my worst experiences. If I'd had a short-sleeved cuben fiber rain jacket I would have done ...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 10, 7:29pm

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

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