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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: Re: Advice on picking a rain kilt/skirt
I have the ULA rain skirt. It works fine. One side has elastic for the waist band. Even if there was a way to remove it, it would be too much trouble to put it back, so if you are looking for a dua...

In GEAR » Advice on picking a rain kilt/skirt
April 28, 8:11am

Re: How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
After I set it up was when I wondered if it could also work as a tent inner. I had to use it that way once before a long time ago and it didn't really work then either.

In Make Your Own Gear » How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
April 28, 7:48am

Re: Re: How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
Okay, here's what I got: My former lawn which is now a sandy gopher pit makes it hard to pull anything very tight but I don't think I could have gotten the top part of it tight no matt...

In Make Your Own Gear » How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
April 27, 7:38pm

Re: Re: Coconut oil as a firestarter
Tampons are even better than cotton balls. Multi-use, sort of. I mean, one use on any given trip depending on the more urgent need.

In Philosophy & Technique » Coconut oil as a firestarter
April 27, 3:29pm

Re: Help shopping for my petite wife
If you want her to be happy, make sure her sleeping bag is super warm. Altra makes fairly wide trail running shoes. I get the mens Lone Peaks to fit my flippers. I've had decent luck wear...

In GEAR » Help shopping for my petite wife
April 27, 3:27pm

Re: Coconut oil as a firestarter
Coconut oil is awesome but I haven't figured out a good way to carry it. When melted it seems to know how to get out of any container, and it's too solid sometimes to put in a squeeze tube ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Coconut oil as a firestarter
April 27, 9:17am

Re: Re: How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
My poles were advertised as 125cm which according to google is 49" so I guess they will work. It's a little windy so I will try this sometime this week if I can find something to use for s...

In Make Your Own Gear » How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
April 26, 6:50pm

Re: Re: How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
According to this page that sells it (I've had this thing for a couple decades) http://www.longroad.com/products/The-Skeeter-Defeater.html 34″ Width x 34″ Height x 73″ Length (86c...

In Make Your Own Gear » How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
April 26, 4:58pm

How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
I have this bed-top mosquito net. Before I learned how to do UL backpacking, this was my only tent. With the poles it weighs 1 pound. The poles are most of the weight. They are solid fiberglass...

In Make Your Own Gear » How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
April 26, 2:30pm

Re: Re: Huge earthquake in Nepal
So much damage to the world heritage sites, too. It's such a terrible thing that has happened. I visited Nepal in 1999.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Huge earthquake in Nepal
April 25, 6:12pm

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