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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.
CitySanta Barbara
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://santabarbarahikes.com
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Re: Re: Um...
I was allergic to the silver when I had a pair of silver-infused socks. I would get a horrible-looking rash. The copper might give you green feet.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Copper vs silver as an antimicrobial agent for synthetic clothing
July 04, 6:36pm

A Couple of Skirts
I've made a few of skirts for hiking, trying to find a good skirt that is different from the typical athletic attire. I've been using recycled materials so that I don't waste a lot of m...

In Make Your Own Gear » A Couple of Skirts
July 04, 6:33pm

Re: peters headnets
If you buy the netting online (we have no fabric stores anymore), what is it called? How do I know I'm not ordering the kind with the larger holes?

In GEAR » peters headnets
July 04, 8:24am

Re: TT
Here's a joint TT and Gossamer Gear tent I borrowed. I did not actually like this tent. The flaps make you soaking wet when you go in and out and there's not enough headroom to sit up excep...

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
July 04, 8:10am

Re: Re: How can I lighten my alu TT Rainbow shelter pole?
I have a bed-top mosquito net that uses very thin fiberglass poles. They are heavy.

In GEAR » How can I lighten my alu TT Rainbow shelter pole?
July 04, 7:54am

Re: The week leading up to a trip.
I lift heavy to stay in shape. It leaves me pretty tired so the week before I will usually take a deload. However this last time I didn't take a deload and left the day after setting a PR in my...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The week leading up to a trip.
July 03, 4:58pm

Re: Gear damage - suggestions please
As the owner of a curious cockatoo, I don't think I own anything without holes similar to that in it. My trekking umbrella looks a lot like your pole handles.

In GEAR » Gear damage - suggestions please
July 03, 12:50pm

Re: Peter's headnets.
I have one of those OR headnets with the spring ring. I can't see a damn thing through that thing. Nice to sleep in, though, since the ring keeps the net off your face. But when you are walking...

In GEAR » peters headnets
July 03, 12:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Why few freestanding Cuben Tents?
I used to think a freestanding tent was the best option and why would anyone consider a tent that requires stakes. Then I bought one. I have never had a problem finding a place to set it up and I&#...

In GEAR » Why few freestanding Cuben Tents?
July 02, 7:54am

Re: difficulty swallowing
We were probably both slightly dehydrated. I drank two pints of beer at the restaurant and never needed to pee afterwards! He spoke to a doctor and the doctor thinks it's because he sleeps w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
June 30, 7:22pm

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