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Steofan The Apostate (simaulius) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Bohemian Alps
About Me Running in the hills north of Lincoln NE, where, in the words of Ted Koosier, the glaciers kicked the mud and rocks off of their galoshes before stomping back to Canada.
Running 3-6 miles every day. Counting down to Colorado trip in June, YNP in July. Walking out to short overnights, driving out when I get the rare two days-off in a row.
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Don't chicken out
Give yourself a full day in Boulder as Day 1. Drink water all day and hang aroung town. Get to bed early. Do the 4 mile on Day 2, drink water all day and off to bed early. Day 3, hit the trails. E...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CDT Segment in Colorado -- good acclimation plan?
July 24, 1:01pm

Hard drive signal mirror
Hey Grant, that's what I use. Works great on a full moon night too.

In GEAR » Signal Mirror - Lifesaver or BS?
May 26, 5:42pm

Hey Eric,
I'm sure that they will put Maia on this right away, but remember that: 1) Labs have really short attention spans, 2) She has paws, difficult to type with, 3) Stickeys may not be supported b...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Stickey Wanted:
May 26, 1:01pm

Does anyone use builders insulation wrap under their sleeping mats?
Mik, I use DuPont Tyvek, white on both sides. I have used an aluminized mylar sheet in the past, as a way to insulate from cold ground but then had to deal with condensation as the mylar didn't...

In GEAR » Does anyone use builders insulation wrap under their sleeping mats?
May 24, 8:47am

Nebie Tarp
I bought a 6X8 flat tarp here two years ago. It kept me dry last night (just left a post on another thread). Also found a Mantis bug net on sale... it is a bit figity to hang but it works. Practice...

In GEAR » Tarp for a newbie?
May 20, 9:02am

Whats the best way to stay dry in the rain
Lots of spot-on comments here! More of basic techniques and philosophy than gear... but always plan on the weather changing. NOAA will show you what is coming your way, rely on it. Fleece and...

In GEAR » Whats the best way to stay dry in the rain
May 20, 8:49am

"Near" or "far", not really.
With two or three days off as the biggest limitation, either I spend lots of drive time and not much hiking or less time driving and more hiking. The nearest wildlife management area is only a 10.2...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How far is "too far" for an overnighter?
May 13, 9:58pm

Which route? Hmmmm
Herb, Looks like your pre-planning went well. Lamar Valley & Specimen Ridge are great for superb vistas and wildlife of all sizes. This would be my first pick. Pitchstone Plateau ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yellowstone (Part 2) / Three Proposed Itineraries / Your thoughts, please?
May 09, 1:44pm

I heard the angels sing!
WOW. Susan, the shoes look great. Thanks for posting the picture. I need to replace my ratty-looking fivefinger sprints so I just ordered a pair. Hey, Other Jack, have you found an...

In GEAR » Does Such a Shoe Exist
May 06, 8:43am

"How do you actually visit your PM's on the site?"
"People have been asking, FOR YEARS, for this to get fixed, but nothing is ever done about it." Paul & Bob, remember this: we are not members so we have neither any buy-in nor any ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » How do you actually visit your PM's on the site?
May 02, 11:08am

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