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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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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

packaging wet ingredients on the trail
How do folks carry wet ingredients for addition to food on the trail? Sure, it's easy to find packets of olive oil, salsa, soy sauce, etc, but how about fish sauce? Curry paste? Vegan mayonna...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » packaging wet ingredients on the trail
June 24, 8:28pm

good one!
Thanks for the link, David! I sent it to my former boss, who is a veterinarian and a pilot. I'm guessing that "check for cat" is not on the pre-flight checklist!

In Chaff » How about a gun thread?
June 24, 8:21pm

Good idea
Nylon dyes well with the same sort of dyes that dye wool. Jacquard Acid Dye will work well. Don't bother with Rit unless it is something you don't mind being temporary. Prochemicalanddye...

In GEAR » Dyeing nylon hiking pants?
June 23, 9:22am

not sure
I haven't tried it, but I think it would defeat the purpose of the trampoline back, and would have your water pressed up against you, possibly uncomfortably. I have to pack mine carefully when...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Anyone hanging a hydration bladder behind the trampoline of a ZPacks Arc Blast?
June 21, 10:22am

You're right!
Geez, Doug, you didn't have to sit up on that hill with the scope, you could have come down and joined us, there was plenty of food and beer! I don't wear the leopard tights in the summe...

In Post-Trip Reports » PNW GGG ~ pocos pero locos
June 21, 10:17am

Bow your heads....
for the Man's Prayer.... possum lodge

In Philosophy & Technique » Etiquette - On the Forums, and Life in General
June 18, 10:34pm

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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