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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: Making Dehydrated Puréed Banana For The Trail
This is awesome. I'm trying it right now with plantains. I'm always looking for new and different starchy things to put in my homemade meals. The nice thing about plantains (ripe ones anywa...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Making Dehydrated Puréed Banana For The Trail
June 14, 10:11pm

Re: Encouragement Needed
If you want a strong, resilient back you should strength train. Do some heavy deadlifts and squats. I swear by this, I do it myself. I weigh 135lbs and am 49 years old and have worked my way up slo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Encouragement Needed
June 14, 5:16pm

Re: Space blanket
I do the opposite of try and leave the sleeping bag home and bring TWO sleeping bags. One is a 20-degree Go-Lite quilt and the other is a 45-degree Jacks R Better wearable quilt. I leave the down j...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » no sleep bag camping
June 14, 5:13pm

Re: Leaving for a section hike on the PCT/JMT soon and feeling nervous
Just an update. Everything was GREAT! I acclimated really well. I felt strong and happy. There was no snow on the front sides of any of the passes I did (I did not do Muir because I exited via Bish...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leaving for a section hike on the PCT/JMT soon and feeling nervous
June 14, 5:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Creative way you dropped 1oz
I have not seen deet melt the visine bottle. Deet comes in a plastic bottle already.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
June 05, 12:00pm

Re: Re: Don't fear.
Carrot's day 37? Is that the one where she does Mather Pass in the DARK??? I have decided that any time I feel like crying I'm going to remind myself that people can do this stuff in the da...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leaving for a section hike on the PCT/JMT soon and feeling nervous
June 05, 11:57am

Re: Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
I either sit cross-legged or I sit with my legs open but out in front of me or I pull them up to my chest. The best is when I find the perfect rock to lean my back against.

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
June 03, 12:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Don't fear.
Thank you all. I have been anxiously awaiting updates to the blogs I've been following, including Carrotquin and Nancy WhyNot?!'s journals. I guess some people out there are enjoying it and...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leaving for a section hike on the PCT/JMT soon and feeling nervous
June 03, 12:15pm

Re: Re: Creative way you dropped 1oz
I have make a homemade pot lid or used folded up heavy duty foil instead of the pot lid that came with my pot. You could put your toothpaste into a straw instead of into a sample-sized toothpast...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
June 02, 4:17pm

Re: What is your hydration system using the Sawyer Mini filter
What I'm going to do on my next trip is I have taken two playtpus drinking tubes and cut them short. The filter is hooked on each end. I attach the platypus tubes to the platypus bottles, and o...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What is your hydration system using the Sawyer Mini filter?
June 02, 3:53pm

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