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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Premium 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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sansa vs iPod
I have only used an iPod, but I like the fact that the Sansa has an expandable memory. I'm nearly maxed out on my iPod for capacity, and don't want to limit my music library or podcast list...

In GEAR » mp3 podcasts
March 25, 8:22am

made by a thru hiker
Joe Valesko is a thru hiker with lots of miles under his belt. All of his stuff is made for the trail, but you can't thrash it-like any ultralight equipment. If you want a review by a thru...

In GEAR » Is the Zpacks external carbon frame durable for a thru-hike?
March 21, 12:50pm

evernew in asia
That's weird, Greg, considering that Evernew is from Japan. Do China and Japan not tall to each other?

In GEAR » Hydragion bladder+hose+mouthpiece with no plastic aftertaste
March 09, 4:14pm

But how well does it work?

In GEAR » Lightest PLB?
March 08, 11:31am

I have been happy with the Evernew system. The bite valve is a little harder to suck off of, but I have gotten used to it. It functions only upright, and does not hang in a bag, i carry mine in a ...

In GEAR » Hydragion bladder+hose+mouthpiece with no plastic aftertaste
March 08, 11:07am

hiking cadence
In working on running technique so I don't injure myself, I've recently learned that a recommended running cadence is about 180 steps per minute. Also, I recently re-read Dirtmonger's ...

In Philosophy & Technique » hiking cadence
March 01, 8:16pm

got one
If you are still looking for the Core, I have one I'm not using. Tried to PM, but you are not set up. E-mail me @ Fair warning:I was starting to be suspicious of whether i...

In GEAR » Petzl Core battery - where to buy? Alternatives?
February 24, 10:26am

@Eric--burrito, sort of. There is a pocket at one end that is supposed to be a "hood" so you can wear it like a "poncho". BS. The designer clearly never tried to utilize his p...

In Philosophy & Technique » MSR e-wing as emergency shelter
February 07, 1:25pm

utility of shape
Really what bugs me is the shape of the tarp. The hexagonal shape looks to me like it reduces the actual amount of coverage, and would be difficult to rig in a low, storm-worthy profile. A little l...

In Philosophy & Technique » MSR e-wing as emergency shelter
February 01, 8:04pm

doxy upside
The upside to doxycycline is that it is broad-spectrum, and will treat other things. For example, it is effective against Lyme disease, pneumonia, clostridial infections, E. coli, Entameoba, etc. ...

In GEAR » Malaria Pills
February 01, 6:40pm

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