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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: Pearls for backpacking in the rain
I suck at backpacking in the rain. But here's what I've got for when things go wrong: - Rain in So Cal is not the benign type. It's cold, it's usually heavy, and where I hike (th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
January 08, 7:34am

Re: Re: Bidet?
I believe bidet is simply the closest word for it that we have in English. What else are you going to call it? I do not find that there is water running down your legs or anything like that afte...

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese bidet
January 07, 7:40pm

Re: Video
There is a video online if you search Amazon for this product. Basically that long thin thing is pulled out from the bottle until it snaps into the extended position. When you squeeze the bottle, a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese bidet
January 02, 2:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Aww, I'm late.
Well, this topic has long gone off the rails, but I'll suggest these sandals as another alternative. Native Earth Sandals I hand made some exactly like these and they are absolutely the m...

In GEAR » Earth Runner Sandals vs Exodus Sandals
January 02, 1:04pm

Re: Uke
You can find cheap ukes really easily. They have a $50 one at the bookstore on campus at the university where I work. Another alternative, and what I like to play, is something called a Strumsti...

In GEAR » Affordable, lightweight Ukulele?
January 02, 12:57pm

Re: Touching? Ew!
I think my BF and I could fit in my 1 person Gossamer Gear One. We've laid in there just lounging around together, but we've never actually slept in it with all our stuff. We have a 2 perso...

In GEAR » 1P tent for 2P? Anyone doing it?
January 02, 12:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Quilt Layering Question
Ha ha these formulas are crazy! My thinking is you put the bigger (by dimension) quilt on the outside. You want it to wrap around the other quilt and if you use straps, to be able to thread the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Quilt Layering Question
January 02, 12:46pm

Japanese bidet
A friend of mine from Japan sent me this bidet. I was able to use it on a trip this weekend. It's maybe not the lightest or smallest thing you can use, but it was effective, which is possibly m...

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese bidet
January 02, 12:37pm

Re: Something in the feet DO grow.
I can say that after two long distance (3 months) hikes, my arches are as high as ever. High enough that I cannot even feel the arch on a pair of Chaco sandals. High enough that I've actually b...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
January 02, 12:33pm

Re: Backup Plan
If you all bring your passports, then you will have the option of driving into Canada and hiking in via Waterton Lake. This could give you better flexibility if the park is busy when you get there....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help me get ready for a summer trip to Glacier NP
January 02, 12:15pm

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