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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: To Rain Jacket ... or ... Not to Rain Jacket
I have lived in the same place all my life. After a certain point in the year there just isn't any rain. None at all. All the native plants go into their dormant phase. The weather man tries to...

In Philosophy & Technique » To Rain Jacket ... or ... Not to Rain Jacket
March 26, 7:58pm

Re: waiting for the hot water
It's ridiculous we flush with drinking water. What we need is a complete change in how things are plumbed. Reclaimed water should flow through our toilets and be used in the yard. This droug...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 26, 6:57am

Re: Re: Toe blisters
I wear wide men's shoes only. I got tired of my toes folding under each other. Over the years, and after two long hikes, my toes are all spread apart and now I couldn't wear a pair of women...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Toe blisters
March 23, 8:15pm

Re: Ray Way pack
The beauty of Ray's kits are the instructions are really good. In high school I got a D in sewing. I couldn't figure out the pattern instructions. I was surprised when I made that hat. It d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ray Jardine examines Cuben Fiber
March 23, 3:09pm

Why do adventurers not take their partners?
I think the original question was why don't adventurers take their partners with them on their more adventurous trips. I think it is because those truly adventurous ones where you are testing y...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
March 23, 8:03am

Re: Re: UL Refrigerator
A big ass frozen steak will keep things cool for at least a day.

In Philosophy & Technique » UL Refrigerator
March 23, 7:15am

Re: Bummer
I use the caldera cone and a pepsi can stove. I know the caldera cone is a bulky item, but I just roll it up and stuff it into my plastic coffee mug. The coffee mug is also a bulky non-essential bu...

In Philosophy & Technique » Stove experiments
March 23, 7:13am

Re: Re: Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
Instead of a down puffy and a sleeping quilt I bring two quilts. One is a Jacks R Better wearable quilt. It can be worn like a poncho. When worn it falls below my knees so I stay a lot warmer when ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
March 23, 7:01am

Re: RE: Re: Ray Jardine's packs
I hiked a couple days with a guy who made his own down sleeping bag and a Ray Jardine pack. He was happy with both items and proud of his self-reliance. I have made one of the Ray Jardine bomber ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ray Jardine examines Cuben Fiber
March 22, 9:27pm

Re: "Long term dehydration prep for a PCT thruhike"
I know this is a little old, but in my opinion it is better to dry special items only. It's really more financially economical to purchase freeze-dried or dehydrated things than to make your ow...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Long term dehydration prep for a PCT thruhike
March 22, 7:40pm

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