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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: 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

Leaving for a section hike on the PCT/JMT soon and feeling nervous
I'm feeling a bit apprehensive. All these PCT hikers out there right now are struggling and dropping out. I guess there is significant snow. I dropped out in 2008 myself in the section we'r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leaving for a section hike on the PCT/JMT soon and feeling nervous
June 02, 11:39am

Re: Re:Re: Darn.
I have better luck with thinner socks, too. I also have good luck with shoes that feel like my feet are swimming in them. In fact, it is only when shoes feel like slippers at home that they won&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blood under Nails and Shoe Size Question
June 02, 11:28am

Re: Re: Re: Shoe lacing anomaly?
I have seen some hikers who completely remove the tongue in order to get maximum room for their wide or voluminous feet.

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoe lacing anomaly?
May 26, 11:53am

Re: "very sad..."
I always carry a sharpie when I'm thru-hiking. It's best for writing hitchhiking signs. Here's a little more detailed information about the picture and the woman who write the item f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » very sad...
May 26, 11:51am

Re: Thanks!
I slow-cook chicken breasts and then dehydrate that. It comes out great. Pork tenderloin does, too. But I keep it in the freezer if it's going to be a while before my hike because I don't w...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Canned Chicken
May 17, 7:47pm

Re: Hungry Jack
Back in the 70s, my dad used to bring pancake mix plus a griddle and a restaurant pancake maker, which is like a large aluminum thing that squirts out perfectly-sized pancakes. He'd also bring ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
May 17, 7:39pm

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