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Van DeWald (vwaldoguy) - BPL Guest

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About Me Primarily an ultrarunner, trying to run a marathon or ultramarathon in every state.

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Great article!
Really enjoyed that. Great points on using an umbrella.

In GEAR » The Pros and Cons of Backpacking Umbrellas
October 31, 10:45pm

Don't See Them
I have an ad blocker through Firefox, so I don't even see the ads on most websites. And if I did see them, I don't pay attention to them. Ad dollars are wasted on me.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL has Ads now ?
October 29, 4:39am

re: deal coming
Hopefully, by tomorrow, everything will be open again when the House and Senate pass the deal, and the prez signs it.

In Pre-Trip Planning » park closures... insanity... time for civil disobediance?
October 16, 3:55pm

re: chrome dome
Golite has the collapsible one on clearance on their website, although you still have to pay almost as much as the umbrella for shipping.

In Gear Swap » WTB: GOlite Chrome Dome Trekking Umbrella
October 13, 6:17pm

re: water
Other options include a Steripen, a Sawyer Squeeze or Mini, or chemicals like Aquamira or Micropur tablets.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Corridor Water
October 12, 7:02pm

re: pump
Isn't that your source, just pumping from the stream?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Corridor Water
October 12, 6:47pm

re: Sawyer
Amazon has had a $5 coupon on the 3-pouch Sawyer Squeeze that you can cliip, which is applied at checkout.

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Water Filter deal
September 16, 7:27am

re: Mules
Actually, that was on my list of questions as well. So do mule trains let runners pass, or do you have to stay behind the mule train? Seems like if I take the shuttle over to SK, I won't be o...

In Pre-Trip Planning » R2R2R Questions
September 16, 12:06am

re: R2R2R Questions
David, thanks for that perspective, it makes perfect sense to me! Your advice has definitely swayed me in favor of descending BA, even though it's the longer route.

In Pre-Trip Planning » R2R2R Questions
September 15, 7:39pm

re: R2R2R Questions
Art, thanks for the feedback. Getting back before the cafeteria/Pizza pub close are on my wish list, but that's assuming I'll want food by then. I've read a lot of reports, some folks...

In Pre-Trip Planning » R2R2R Questions
September 15, 6:00pm

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