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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Winter backpacking in the Sunbelt vs. snow-stuff in the Rockies. Started heavy in the mid-90's after a cpl attempts using 60's gear in the late 80's, then went lightweight in the 00's, and finally down to UL in Dec 2013.

I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
CityDuke City
StateNM
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListEver changing gear list

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Desert adventure race survival (BBC.com)
From 20 yrs past, a desert runner shares his experience before the race got so popular in an article released today: http://m.bbc.com/news/magazine-30046426 Urine, bat blood ... sounds like g...

In On the Web » Desert adventure race survival (BBC.com)
November 26, 7:35pm

Roll
Lighter weight loads but there's also the tendency for frameless packs to roll cylindrically with too much stuff. May bug some people, others not. Add: the old version of the Granite Gear V...

In GEAR » When is a frameless pack practical?
November 26, 2:55pm

Re: Chaff light
Less filling or less flavor? (to paraphrase the old light beer commercial)

In Chaff » Chaff light
November 26, 1:10pm

Re: Los Padres Overnight.
Nice except for the bear sign. Not sure I'd sleep tight. How's the water situation in the creeks up there? (Think I'll ask pre-trip too)

In Post-Trip Reports » Los Padres Overnight.
November 22, 5:42pm

Still layering ...
One of the buildings I work in has a messed up HVAC, so I need to layer. A cold day can trigger a furnace in one part of the building and an icebox in the other. If working summer, I have to assum...

In Philosophy & Technique » Clothes selection
November 20, 7:15pm

Re: Weather for southern AZT and western Grand Enchantment Trail (AZ and NM) in Mid-March to Mid-April
Depends on the snowpack and whether it's a very good year. The western part of NM's GET (around Whitewater Baldy) could have packed snow linger into June. If it is a good year, you can ca...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Weather for southern AZT and western Grand Enchantment Trail (AZ and NM) in Mid-March to Mid-April
November 19, 1:56pm

Re: The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
Great article, with the trial and tribulations faced (self-doubt, hungry bear altering the gear list, etc...).

In Editor's Roundtable » The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
November 18, 12:02pm

Plenty of other space for bikes
There's more than enough other public lands for bike riding IMO, as wilderness itself is a fairly small portion. Once a wheeled vehicle is exempted, lawyers from the extractive industries will ...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 09, 2:29pm

Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
Hope not. Backpacking the northern part of the TRT this summer, I was the only backpacker with a mass of mountainbikers speeding around me. Most were friendly about it but there were 2 close call...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 09, 10:20am

Walking in the cold and dark
I'd primarily add the pack with a gallon of water and keep walking in the dark cold since you are planning to winter hike. Also test out your base-layers. Then select the other activities men...

In Chaff » Fat Fatty Fat Fat
November 06, 12:51pm

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