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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: why do i need to keep buying stuff????
It's fun to try new stuff I guess. I really miss the Bee Gees. They are gross to look at but I still really like their music.

In Chaff » why do i need to keep buying stuff????
May 27, 10:00am

Re: "The toughest ounces to lose: backpacking in minimalist footwear (video)"
I brought my homemade huraches on my trip this weekend. They really saved me as I was getting ball-of-foot blisters with my Altras. The fit of my Altras feels perfect and I don't sense any rubb...

In Philosophy & Technique » The toughest ounces to lose: backpacking in minimalist footwear (video)
May 27, 9:55am

Re: How do you rinse out clothes? Wash off body?
When I hiked the incredibly dusty PCT, where water was relatively scarce and I was in too much of a hurry to you know, stop and have any fun in any body of water, at the end of the day I simply pou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you rinse out clothes? Wash off body?
May 27, 9:37am

Re: I have not found a good solution for this problem
Unfortunately I can't avoid hiking in foxtails unless I just don't go hiking locally. Then I would miss out on some really wonderful wild places. Those desert gaiters look interesting and s...

In GEAR » I have not found a good solution for this problem
May 27, 7:29am

I have not found a good solution for this problem
Breathable footwear, hot weather and foxtails: I can solve it with unbreathable footwear but then I get blisters because my feet are too sweaty.

In GEAR » I have not found a good solution for this problem
May 26, 9:28pm

Re: Modifying GG shoulder straps
Are the straps formed or are they like my old G4 where you were supposed to stuff foam pieces (or socks) inside? If it's the foam pieces, you can just cut the foam pieces thinner and curved for...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying GG shoulder straps
May 26, 7:49pm

Re: Re: Hiking skirt from pants
I tested my skirt on a backpack trail. The trail had some fairly overgrown portions and lots of poison oak. I had some knee-high gaiters I made from a pair of pants to protect me when conditions we...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hiking skirt from pants
May 26, 7:47pm

Re: Finding the right shoe fit
What seems to work for me is to find shoes that are tight around the instep. Then they can be way too big but my foot doesn't slip around. Shoes that are tight in the instep tend to be regular ...

In GEAR » Finding the right shoe fit
May 20, 8:15am

Re: REI
I don't know that REI is "pushing" electronics. I think everybody just likes electronics. I have this theory that gear is a proxy for the thing we want to go and do. We can't b...

In Philosophy & Technique » REI
May 20, 8:09am

Re: how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
I guess I'm just a hobbit at heart. I like a cozy, secretive place best. I'll enjoy a view when I'm hiking or walk over to watch the sunset, but I prefer my campsite sheltered and cozy.

In Philosophy & Technique » how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
May 19, 8:20pm

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