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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: discussion
I actually went to a book reading/signing of Wild with Cheryl Strayed. She read excerpts from Wild and from another book she wrote about being and advice columnist. It was a very entertaining eveni...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 15, 6:56pm

Re: Re: Re: these are totally true reasons
Look where I pooped in the sierras! You can't ask for a better view when you need to go than this. I couldn't afford a view like this at home, but for pretty much nothing, I had views like ...

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 14, 10:23am

Re: Lloyd Gust Trail Angel
I am sad to hear this. He helped me in 2009. I felt like such a bother but he wouldn't accept any money or anything! The PCT is losing one of its greatest.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lloyd Gust Trail Angel
July 14, 10:15am

Who should play Carrot
How about Hillary Swank to play Carrot? You need a woman who can look like a 15-year-old boy. I think she could do it.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 14, 9:48am

Re: WTB: Stickers
I have a "Kalimbas for Peace" sticker. I can probably find a spare PCT emblem sticker. Maybe some Apple stickers.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Stickers
July 10, 3:33pm

Re: Need dehydration help.
Trader Joe's sells 96% lean ground beef. I find that works well for dehydrating.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Need dehydration help.
July 10, 12:08pm

Re: Re: Campsite Rage Cure?
If it's a campground where people pay money to someone to be there, there usually is a noise curfew. So my options are: 1. Find a different site. 2. Leave and go camp elsewhere. 3. Ask the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Campsite Rage Cure?
July 10, 12:06pm

Re: Re: Re: I don't
If stinkiness is an issue I've found that merino wool shirts smell less rank than synthetic. As for the health condition and bacteria issue, no suggestions from me except that I have had goo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you stay clean?
July 10, 11:49am

Re: How light is light?
You mentioned your toothbrush still has a full handle. I once went through every piece of gear I had and tried to figure out a way to make it lighter somehow. So, my travel toothbrush lacks the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light is light?
July 10, 11:39am

Re: Torso vs. full length pad
I've been using a 3/4 length pad mostly because that's the most pad that I can carry that takes up the least amount of space. I use a z-rest. Sometimes if my feet/lower legs are a little co...

In GEAR » Torso vs. full length pad
June 23, 12:46pm

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