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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: THE PCT... FOR ME?
I've met people for whom the PCT was their very first backpack trip. I met a woman whose very first backpack trip was the CDT. It really doesn't take much more knowledge than what you proba...

In Philosophy & Technique » THE PCT... FOR ME?
February 02, 8:42pm

Re: Question for fellow side sleepers
I found it hard to sleep on my side in a sleeping bag that has a hood. The bag never wanted to follow me as I tossed and turned. The quilt seemed better because of the straps keeping it put on the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question for fellow side sleepers
February 02, 8:38pm

Re: Horror Stories
Two horror stories. I almost fell out a window at Agra Fort in India. The marble floor was slippery and wet. I walked over to the window and slipped and nearly fell out the window. I was up as h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Horror Stories
February 02, 8:31pm

Re: quilt for me
I'm only claustrophobic if it's hot and there are mosquitoes and the only way to stay safe from them is to be sealed inside a quilt or a bag with my head under dying of heat prostration. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Claustrophobia, quilt owners’ secret shame?
February 02, 8:01pm

Re: Re: If anyone knows what this foam thing was used for originally, let me know
Medical industry glass vials. Has to be. There were bins and bins and bins and bins of glass vials, pipettes, eye droppers, syringes and other things of that nature. It's sturdy foam. What a wa...

In Make Your Own Gear » If anyone knows what this foam thing was used for originally, let me know
February 01, 4:01pm

If anyone knows what this foam thing was used for originally, let me know
I found this foam thing at a local store that sells industrial waste materials suitable for art projects. Everything is in bins and piles. The major local industries that seem to donate a lot are t...

In Make Your Own Gear » If anyone knows what this foam thing was used for originally, let me know
February 01, 1:38pm

Re: Instrument case
Yeah, funny thing with mine is that playing just only on the outer string was not workable. Then it occurred to me the tuning is almost exactly the mandolin/fiddle. It only takes a tiny mental shif...

In Make Your Own Gear » Instrument Case
February 01, 1:32pm

Your strumstick!
Did you get the chromatic strumstick? I saw those on their site the other day. I was seriously thinking of getting one so I can hit a flatted 7th without having to jump up to that 6th fret. I was a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Instrument Case
January 28, 7:11pm

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

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