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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western Washington
About Me I started backpacking again in 2008, after a long hiatus---I haven't been since I was a kid. Loving learning about a different way to hike---backpacking was no fun when I was a teen-ager, stuff was too heavy! Completed my dream of hiking the Wonderland Trail in 2010, now onto more hikes in the Cascades and Olympics.

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just wondered
There was such buzz about 4 years ago, it seemed like all the cool kids were doing it. Is it really a useful piece of kit, or is it just a nostalgia thing?

In GEAR » Callback: Kupilka
April 05, 8:02pm

adding toe loops for gaiters
Somewhere on-line I have seen where someone added loops to their trail runners to hook the toes of their gaiters, to help the gaiters cover the whole laced area. I've searched BPL, and I have ...

In Make Your Own Gear » adding toe loops for gaiters
April 05, 7:41pm

Callback: Kupilka
A few years back, there was quite the buzz for Kupilka's in the ultralight community. 5 years later, is anyone still carrying theirs on a regular basis, or was it all just a fad?

In GEAR » Callback: Kupilka
April 05, 7:23am

tool for removing
Look online for the Tick Key. Removes ticks cleanly without breaking off the head.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Portland/SW WA hikers: I got a tick today!
March 29, 10:45pm

tick increase
We have been seeing more ticks on patients in the last few years in Grays Harbor County. The Dept of Health is doing a tick survey. We save the ticks that we pull off dogs and submit them. Also ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Portland/SW WA hikers: I got a tick today!
March 29, 10:00pm

sansa vs iPod
I have only used an iPod, but I like the fact that the Sansa has an expandable memory. I'm nearly maxed out on my iPod for capacity, and don't want to limit my music library or podcast list...

In GEAR » mp3 podcasts
March 25, 8:22am

made by a thru hiker
Joe Valesko is a thru hiker with lots of miles under his belt. All of his stuff is made for the trail, but you can't thrash it-like any ultralight equipment. If you want a review by a thru...

In GEAR » Is the Zpacks external carbon frame durable for a thru-hike?
March 21, 12:50pm

evernew in asia
That's weird, Greg, considering that Evernew is from Japan. Do China and Japan not tall to each other?

In GEAR » Hydragion bladder+hose+mouthpiece with no plastic aftertaste
March 09, 4:14pm

But how well does it work?

In GEAR » Lightest PLB?
March 08, 11:31am

I have been happy with the Evernew system. The bite valve is a little harder to suck off of, but I have gotten used to it. It functions only upright, and does not hang in a bag, i carry mine in a ...

In GEAR » Hydragion bladder+hose+mouthpiece with no plastic aftertaste
March 08, 11:07am

All Reader Reviews by Diane Pinkers

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Montbell Outpace Parka
The Outpace Parka is a decent jacket, but it has some design details that could be better. It sheds rain really well. It is pretty light and packable. Its breathability seems to be fairly good, alth...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 19, 11:54am