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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: Re: Coconut oil as a firestarter
Tampons are even better than cotton balls. Multi-use, sort of. I mean, one use on any given trip depending on the more urgent need.

In Philosophy & Technique » Coconut oil as a firestarter
April 27, 3:29pm

Re: Help shopping for my petite wife
If you want her to be happy, make sure her sleeping bag is super warm. Altra makes fairly wide trail running shoes. I get the mens Lone Peaks to fit my flippers. I've had decent luck wear...

In GEAR » Help shopping for my petite wife
April 27, 3:27pm

Re: Coconut oil as a firestarter
Coconut oil is awesome but I haven't figured out a good way to carry it. When melted it seems to know how to get out of any container, and it's too solid sometimes to put in a squeeze tube ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Coconut oil as a firestarter
April 27, 9:17am

Re: Re: How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
My poles were advertised as 125cm which according to google is 49" so I guess they will work. It's a little windy so I will try this sometime this week if I can find something to use for s...

In Make Your Own Gear » How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
April 26, 6:50pm

Re: Re: How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
According to this page that sells it (I've had this thing for a couple decades) http://www.longroad.com/products/The-Skeeter-Defeater.html 34″ Width x 34″ Height x 73″ Length (86c...

In Make Your Own Gear » How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
April 26, 4:58pm

How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
I have this bed-top mosquito net. Before I learned how to do UL backpacking, this was my only tent. With the poles it weighs 1 pound. The poles are most of the weight. They are solid fiberglass...

In Make Your Own Gear » How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
April 26, 2:30pm

Re: Re: Huge earthquake in Nepal
So much damage to the world heritage sites, too. It's such a terrible thing that has happened. I visited Nepal in 1999.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Huge earthquake in Nepal
April 25, 6:12pm

Re: Nutritional composition
I ate way worse than that on my PCT hike and did fine.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nutritional composition
April 24, 4:26pm

Re: Re: #1 complaint about packing
> Piper! Holy crap! Or.... Holy pee. I had a tupperware I was using for midnight pee but I learned that plastic may crack and break. You can wash a pot easily. It's very hard to wash you...

In Philosophy & Technique » #1 complaint about packing
April 24, 4:23pm

Re: #1 complaint about packing
> A pee bottle, try it, you'll like it. I've peed in my cook pot. Probably not that hygienic but I swear the pee really dissolves burnt on pasta.

In Philosophy & Technique » #1 complaint about packing
April 19, 6:10pm

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