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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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StateCA
CountryUSA
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Re: Re: favorite stakes
I like shepherd hook stakes with long hooks on the corners. They won't spin in the wind if you can bury them all the way. Then I like some Y-shaped stakes for the front and back. These seem to ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
June 18, 4:55pm

Re: RE:What headlamp do you use
No matter how good or bad the light I have I always just end up feeling around in the dark. I don't do any night hiking.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
June 18, 4:48pm

Re: Creative way you dropped 1oz
"I find it amusing that several suggested having a pee or a dump before taking off , to lighten the load, yet it is then suggested taking a drink as if that water weight magically disappears o...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
June 18, 4:46pm

Re: dehydrating meat for resupply buckets?
I have had good luck putting either chicken breasts or pork tenderloins in the slow cooker, then pulling it apart into shredded meat and dehydrating it. I can eat this stuff no-cook, simply rehydra...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » dehydrating meat for resupply buckets?
June 18, 4:43pm

Re: Re: Making Dehydrated Puréed Banana For The Trail
The plantains came out really well. They are sort of like a cracker. I might just leave it as a cracker rather than turn it into a powder.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Making Dehydrated Puréed Banana For The Trail
June 17, 4:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Backpacking solo
"So Piper, are you taking applications for a new boyfriend now?" I'm hoping it was just the altitude talking. Otherwise I think I'm done with boyfriends. "then spend th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
June 17, 4:40pm

Re: "rehabbing flat feet"
Well, having presbyopia, I think my glasses ARE a crutch to some extent.

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
June 17, 4:35pm

Re: rehabbing flat feet
I have never understood why flat feet are a problem. Does it hurt? My boyfriend has flat feet and he can hike all day long. I've never heard him complain about his arches hurting or anything. B...

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
June 16, 9:16pm

Re: Backpacking solo
I hiked the whole PCT solo, in multiple sections. I enjoyed it a lot. I felt like I could pay more attention to every little thing. When I sometimes hiked with others, I would realize that whole ch...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
June 16, 8:55pm

Re: Re: Fire restrictions up north here already
I just got back from SEKI and the PCT and the ranger said nothing about no alcohol stoves. He did mention a number of campsites where fires weren't allowed, such as Rae Lakes. I went stoveless ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire restrictions up north here already
June 16, 8:03pm

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