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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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StateCA
CountryUSA
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No loop
No, there aren't any loops. I have usually just used some spare velcro straps that I made to use in the gym (to strap 2" washers to the fixed barbells to increment the weight) or else I us...

In Make Your Own Gear » Instrument Case
January 27, 7:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Alternative materials
We have a jar of cockatoo down that we've been collecting. I imagine that tropical bird down probably isn't very warm as far as down goes. This weekend I wore some fairly minimalist runn...

In Make Your Own Gear » Alternative materials
January 26, 10:38pm

Instrument Case
This isn't a wow project at all, but here is my latest DIY project. I like to bring my strumstick on trips. It comes with a canvas instrument case but the case is somewhat heavy. Also the p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Instrument Case
January 26, 10:33pm

Car camping
Sometimes car camping is really fun. This summer I went on a car camp at a state beach campground. We had a nightly campfires and barbecues and this one old lady told stories around the fire. There...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
January 12, 6:25pm

Re: Bidet?
If you have clingons, the local shrubbery can take care of that before the wash and rinse. I don't know that Japanese folks need these in Japan, but I think they might use them when travelin...

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese bidet
January 08, 7:39am

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

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