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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Lifetime 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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How to store it?
Storing long things in my pack is a current issue for me. My MSR folding spoon weighs about the same as the bamboo spoon, although it doesn't hold as much. How are you carrying the spoon so it ...

In GEAR » Spoon Comparison
July 07, 7:15am

Android navigation options
If you have Earthmate for the InReach on your Android phone, do you also use another navigation app like Backcountry Explorer, or Gaia on your phone? I don't have the InReach Explorer, just th...

In GEAR » Android navigation options
July 05, 6:40pm

Timberline Trail data
I'm planning on a solo trip on the Timberline Trail in August, about August 3-6. I've found good info on the trail crossings, especially the Eliot Creek crossing. I'm wondering, what i...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Timberline Trail data
July 05, 6:05pm

It's yours!
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In Gear Swap » Freebie!
July 05, 12:35pm

Already tagged, the fast response makes me wish I had more!

In Gear Swap » Freebie!
July 05, 12:17pm

love skirts; what gaiters
I've been wearing a skirt with running shorts for a couple of years now, and I much prefer it to zip-off pants. In the shoulder seasons I wear long tights under the skirt instead. I wear ...

In Make Your Own Gear » A Couple of Skirts
July 04, 10:03pm

Packing the stakes for cook kit
I am going to go on my first solo overnight. Instead of lugging my cook-kit for 2, I am going to take along a mini kit I have for emergencies, consisting of a Snow Peak 600 mug, a titanium lid and...

In GEAR » Packing the stakes for cook kit
July 02, 10:50pm

Duplex for the win!
I recently purchased the Zpacks Duplex, as a potential solo tent for myself, with a faint shred of hope that maybe I could convince Bill to ditch the 4 pound REI Quarterdome. Ta-da! We took the t...

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
June 29, 10:04am

Esophageal is possible
This sign in Chinese medicine is known as "plum-pit" feeling. This can be due to esophageal spasm. It can be triggered by food allergies, or chronic esophageal inflammation. Get it check...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
June 28, 8:18pm

I have been using these: but was thinking there might be a better, more compact way. If I get fancy in my food bag, there can be several of those little bottles, that I am then carrying for no ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » packaging wet ingredients on the trail
June 25, 8:01pm

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