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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: Avoiding nasty hiking partners...
What is a rattlesnake personality? You must have some kind of story to tell about that. I usually hike alone or with an Eeyore personality. The Eeyore thing got so bad the last time I said "...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding nasty hiking partners...
July 23, 7:05am

Re: Musical instruments for backpacking
I have a strumstick. I play it sort of like a fiddle, playing the melody with all 3 strings. The chords usually come out right just doing that. I like that these instruments are quiet and that t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Musical instruments for backpacking
July 23, 7:01am

Re: Hammocks/Tents/Dogs
I have not used a hammock. I hike in the chaparral often. There aren't always trees available. Plus I would need all new gear such as underquilts and all that. It doesn't look lighter than ...

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 22, 8:19pm

Re: Broken leg, 6 days alone and rescued
I don't look forward to the day when you can't hike solo without some kind of electronic tether. That guy did well. He stayed calm. He took care of his injuries. He survived. He didn&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Broken leg, 6 days alone and rescued
July 22, 8:11pm

Mustard
Mustard requires refrigeration? I've been storing mustard and sriracha sauce unrefrigerated in my office for months and eating a little every day. Always tastes good.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
July 22, 7:53pm

Bart Simpson
Oh no! Now I can't unsee it!

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 15, 7:22pm

Re: Re: Re: What does everyone think of the new US Topo map type from USGS?
USGS maps without trails? What is the point?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What does everyone think of the new US Topo map type from USGS?
July 15, 7:17pm

Re: discussion
I actually went to a book reading/signing of Wild with Cheryl Strayed. She read excerpts from Wild and from another book she wrote about being and advice columnist. It was a very entertaining eveni...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 15, 6:56pm

Re: Re: Re: these are totally true reasons
Look where I pooped in the sierras! You can't ask for a better view when you need to go than this. I couldn't afford a view like this at home, but for pretty much nothing, I had views like ...

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 14, 10:23am

Re: Lloyd Gust Trail Angel
I am sad to hear this. He helped me in 2009. I felt like such a bother but he wouldn't accept any money or anything! The PCT is losing one of its greatest.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lloyd Gust Trail Angel
July 14, 10:15am

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