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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: 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

Re: Re: Is there a better way to get powder into a drinking container?
I like the funnel idea. Doesn't seem to matter the diameter of the opening. Even a jar will have the same problem. The powder, depending on its properties, will clump and not flow, then a wh...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there a better way to get powder into a drinking container?
June 27, 10:53am

Difficulty swallowing
Not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but has anyone experienced or heard of someone having difficulty swallowing food when they go backpacking or possibly other endurance exercise? T...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
June 27, 8:12am

Is there a better way to get powder into a drinking container?
I should ask some materials engineers if there's some sort of container I could carry powders in that would make it easier to get the powder out and into another container. It's very frustr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there a better way to get powder into a drinking container?
June 27, 7:16am

Re: sandals = blisters? Can't find proper fitting sandals
No matter what they do it seems the nylon webbing has edges or a texture that will rub my skin raw somewhere. The worst sandals have "hardware", like the tevas. What I did for my chacos, ...

In GEAR » sandals = blisters? Can't find proper fitting sandals
June 27, 7:10am

Re: Re: A new first on a new thru-hiking "trail"
She doesn't have a blog. She posts on facebook, but I don't have facebook. She didn't keep a travelogue or anything. She just posts silly stuff like most facebook posts seem to be. At l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A new first on a new thru-hiking "trail"
June 27, 7:03am

Re: Rail Riders Shirts
You can buy permethrin to soak your clothes in. Then you can reapply for future trips. That way you don't have to buy specific bug clothing.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best bug jacket? Lightweight but durable
June 27, 6:56am

Re: Re: Blind hiker and his dog are thru hiking the CT
I bet that dog is smart enough to know a decent camp site. He could tell by the food smells left behind by other previous people. Or he can probably tell because I'm sure dogs get tired and kno...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blind hiker and his dog are thru hiking the CT
June 27, 6:53am

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