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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Premium 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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which waterproofing agent?
I'm fairly fed up with trying to maintain the waterproofing on my WPB coats. I have been using Nikwax Tech Wash, not detergent, to wash the items, then the spray on waterproofing. Despite my ...

In GEAR » which waterproofing agent?
April 26, 8:37pm

That was fast!
You guys are fast! The purchased fleece gloves I have had silicone buttons on the palms, and they have peeled off with just using them for driving, never mind using hiking poles. The lycra's ...

In Make Your Own Gear » palm reinforcement
April 26, 5:20pm

palm reinforcement
If you were making fleece gloves, and you wanted to put a patch on the palm to reinforce against abrasion, what fabric would you use? The pattern I'm using suggests cordura, but that seems awf...

In Make Your Own Gear » palm reinforcement
April 26, 5:02pm

When I said quick, I didn't think it would be this quick! I have one on the way, but please send me photos still--we may need several for replacement! BPL rocks! Even old, outdated, heav...

In GEAR » Old style wide mouth Nalgene needed, quick!
April 24, 10:52am

Old style wide mouth Nalgene needed, quick!
If anyone has one of the old, old wide-mouth Nalgene bottles, pre-BPA free, that they can give up, I am in desperate need. We have a machine at work that uses one of the old bottles, and it has de...

In GEAR » Old style wide mouth Nalgene needed, quick!
April 24, 9:47am

PCT blogs
Currently, I am reading Rambling Hemlock's blog just started on the PCT, and also Blondie Hikes, though she was getting off the t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » current Continental Divide Trail blog
April 23, 12:55pm

current Continental Divide Trail blog
I am living vicariously right now, following several current PCT blogs, and 1 Appalachian Trail blog (which probably shouldn't count, as it is Wired and she is experienced, not your usual AT ne...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » current Continental Divide Trail blog
April 23, 6:48am

Try Oxi-Clean
On Fresh Aire on NPR last week or two, Terri Gross interviewed a lady who writes a cleaning column on-line, and who wrote a book entitled, "My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag, and Other Things ...

In GEAR » exped ul stench
April 17, 1:15pm

table would be good
I second the request for a table, including square footage for comparison. A good start by a new author, just needs some tweaks. Editorial support should have helped him write to the standards o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 16, 9:38am

no to piezo
I was pretty sure I'd seen in other threads that piezo ignition was pretty worthless. Getting a slightly heavier stove just to have the 4 pot supports was already bothering me, so I'm happ...

In GEAR » Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
April 11, 7:38pm

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