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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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Re: Lunas
I made my own huaraches. I really like them. If I bought Lunas I'd get the extra tech strap that they sell. I bought a pair of tech straps for my homemade ones and they really help make them fe...

In GEAR » Most breathable sandals
May 19, 7:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: $ is no object
It's kind of like frosted glass on your bathroom window.

In GEAR » Sell me on a perfect Shelter for 2 people.
May 19, 7:12pm

Re: Wheat free menus
I bring a wheat-free menu when I backpack. I basically make dried veggies and dried meats and then use various rice products, freeze-dried corn and peas, or mashed potatoes as starchy foods. I also...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Wheat free menus
May 18, 9:17pm

Re: The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
This year 50% of the people to attempt a thru-hike of the Condor Trail have dropped out. That means there is only one person left. If you want a solitary hike with minimal trail angel support, you ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 18, 8:48pm

Re: lots of good suggestions
I have a Gossamer Gear Type 2 Utility Pack. It's really nice-looking. I've used it to go to conferences and to go to Hawaii where I used it for my luggage and for a backpack trip on the Kal...

In GEAR » All around Day Pack
May 18, 8:36pm

Re: probably Lunar Duo
We have a Lunar Duo. I'm 5'3" and he is 5'9". There's plenty of room at our feet for our stuff. The floor is very slippery and magically so because I always end up with ab...

In GEAR » Sell me on a perfect Shelter for 2 people.
May 18, 8:34pm

Re: I want to learn how to hike it bear country
Pretty good information available here to study up on: http://www.udap.com/safety.htm

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » I want to learn how to hike it bear country
May 17, 10:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Rocks underfoot with sandals?
Ouch! Star thistle. That sounds painful. Never had one get stuck in my foot. I think kevlar shoe covers would be the only thing to work on the Sisquoc trail. I don't know that I really care ...

In Philosophy & Technique » The toughest ounces to lose: backpacking in minimalist footwear (video)
May 17, 7:12am

Re: Re: Better techniques or skills for the rain?
I have to admit that I am unable to develop a positive attitude when it comes to multiple days of soaking wet bushes, sodden feet and never being dry. I tend to shout obscenities at Nature under th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Better techniques or skills for the rain?
May 16, 1:13pm

Re: Rocks underfoot with sandals?
Yes, I get pebbles in my sandals often. If I put my foot against a tree or large rock they will fall out. I wear socks with my sandals because I get chafing otherwise. For sandals that have somethi...

In Philosophy & Technique » The toughest ounces to lose: backpacking in minimalist footwear (video)
May 16, 7:33am

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