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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: Sil pants/jacket
The problem with having a layer between my skin and the silnylon was that I was then too hot while hiking. Even in cold rain (40s?) I got too hot. The whole point was to keep my pants dry because t...

In GEAR » silnylon rain gear question
June 03, 7:45am

Re: A long time coming
I think it would keep you pretty warm if you cuddled up with it inside your sleeping bag.

In GEAR » when the world of high fashion and technical outerwear intersect many times
June 02, 3:54pm

Re: tarp -> tent
That looks really nice. I also liked the tarp with mesh doors in the previous iteration. I have an 8x10 tarp that I never get to use. I wish I could figure out how to put a bug net with door in ...

In Make Your Own Gear » tarp -> tent
June 02, 9:56am

Re: silnylon rain gear question
I used silnylon chaps on the PCT. I wore them daily in Washington. I have no idea if they wet out or kept me dry or if the coating is gone and they don't work anymore. I could tell no differenc...

In GEAR » silnylon rain gear question
June 02, 9:53am

Re: Good ultralight, durable, compact umbrella?
I think if you go to a dedicated travel store (like Magellan or something similar) you can find a higher quality umbrella. I found one at a local travel store once. It was very light and compacted ...

In GEAR » Good ultralight, durable, compact umbrella?
June 02, 9:44am

Re: Re: Re: Re: how do you prepare freeze-dried meals ?
I don't eat the Mountain House or similar foods, but my boyfriend sometimes does. What he does is he saves one of the Mountain House bags and reuses it every meal. He rinses it out after. He...

In GEAR » how do you prepare freeze-dried meals ?
June 02, 9:41am

Cheap polyester mesh gym shorts
I found some polyester mesh gym/basketball shorts in a box. It's that shiny stuff with little holes. One pair is lined the other pair is reversable. They are ugly as hell. I tried them on and I...

In GEAR » Cheap polyester mesh gym shorts
June 02, 9:36am

Re: The BEST
The best lip balm is Honey scented Burt's Bees. That's only because I brought it on my first long section of the PCT and now anytime I smell that smell I'm instantly brought back to the...

In GEAR » Lip balms
June 02, 9:30am

Re: Oregon PCT
My memory of southern Oregon was that there were a few fairly long stretches without water. Not as long as anything in California. I remember there was one long stretch south of Crater Lake where y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking Oregon PCT advice please.
June 01, 12:14pm

Re: Re: Closest to a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat without being a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat?"
There's always the straw gardening/surfer hat. Or Z-packs conical hat. Now there's a dorky hat. I have a conical hat made by someone other than Z-packs, I think Kavu or something like that....

In GEAR » Closest to a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat without being a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat?
June 01, 12:03pm

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