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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: A couple options
I spill just as much using a spoon as I do using any other means of on-trail powder measuring and mixing. I suppose I could fill up a plastic bottle full of protein powder and another full of mi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there a better way to get powder into a drinking container?
June 29, 4:07pm

Re: "Difficulty swallowing"
Charley your description sounds like my boyfriend's. He kept complaining that things were too dry. But he also complained that some pretty tasty things that weren't dry at all were impossib...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
June 29, 4:01pm

Re: Lightest, delicious and most caloric meals per ounce?
Melting fats into your food boosts the flavor 100%. I make pemmican, which is just dried beef and beef tallow. I dry the beef myself. The last time I did it I used thin sliced milanesa so I didn...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lightest, delicious and most caloric meals per ounce?
June 29, 10:30am

Medaglia D'Oro
Medaglia D'Oro Instant Espresso Coffee. I found this in an ethnic market. I think it's better than other instant coffees. Worth a try. Cheaper than Via, better than Folger's crystals.

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 29, 8:06am

Re: Experience with JMT Northbound thru hike?
You could enter the sierras at the Cottonwood Lakes trailhead and go up Trail Pass which is 2 miles to reach the PCT. Then it's a couple of days to get to the staging area for Whitney from the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Experience with JMT Northbound thru hike?
June 29, 6:49am

Re: Re: Difficulty swallowing
I really think he needs a psychiatrist. I mean here he is not able to eat, we walk a couple miles down a road, didn't even lose altitude, and next thing that happens is he's polishing off a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
June 29, 6:34am

Re: Difficulty swallowing
He did see a doctor. His doctor was not impressed with his complaint. My boyfriend is sort of a hypochondriac so I don't blame the doctor.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
June 28, 6:38pm

Re: Ergonomics says no hipbelt
>i'm starting to wonder if the human body isn't' designed to haul to much weight, sore shoulders? weight transfers down due to gravity doh, all the way to the base of your feet so i ...

In GEAR » No Hipbelt
June 28, 4:47pm

Re: Re: re: Jump Start Fruit Smoothies
Thanks for all those drink options. I also found something in the vegan section of the health food store today. Not that I think vegan options are all that great, but it's different and it was ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
June 27, 6:25pm

Re: RE: Difficulty swallowing
The thing is, I have had similar trouble swallowing on long hikes. Not to the extent he did. Just certain foods I could not swallow. He couldn't swallow anything non-liquid. He only got down to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
June 27, 2:30pm

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