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Hk Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Mostly 2 to 3 day loops, with a couple weeklong trips too, likely going 2 weeks or more with upcoming severance. Lightening up but with an eye towards toughness and hiking convenience (secure drying on the trail. quick set up, etc...), maybe better food (and beverage) for most overnights. Then again I might want to do a spartan "fast n'light" overnight ... and the gear closet grows.
I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
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Re: Shelter for Hawaii - how bug proof
My backpacks were in May down to the frigid 58°F or so for a morning low but enough to dampen most flying bugs. Problem I was warned about was the centipedes inflicting a nasty (but rare) bite, ...

In GEAR » Shelter for Hawaii - how bug proof
May 29, 8:33pm

Redford and Nolte film about AT - Take a Walk In The Woods If it gets more people out there, I think it's generally good. Could cause some pr...

In On the Web » Redford and Nolte film about AT - Take a Walk In The Woods
May 28, 10:03am

Re: How do you rinse out clothes? Wash off body?
If in the mountains with a lot of flowing water, I will take a dip or wade if the sun is out (to dry off - if its raining, rinsing won't be a problem). No soap but clothes on which smell a litt...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you rinse out clothes? Wash off body?
May 27, 9:13am

Foot shape issues resolved.. watch that fit
Once the swelling went down, found callouses with blisters underneath same location on both feet which gave away about 4 wks ago. Definitely a shoe fit problem. Got a copy of "Fixing Your Fe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Foot shape getting wierd with Tailors bunion? Advice going into mtn hiking season - temporary or permanent?
May 23, 2:00pm

Re: high cushion shoes...trail opinions?
I used Hoka's to backpack with foot pain having committed trips earlier this year. The cushion is great but as billy sez, the "height" of the soles can put a hiker off balance especi...

In GEAR » high cushion shoes...trail opinions?
May 23, 1:49pm

Re: cuben colors
I like my MLD 🍐 green cuben mid combined with a tan sil inner aesthetically and am real tempted to get another design in the same combo. My Zpacks 🍏green is quite a bit more stealthy though,...

In GEAR » Colors options of Cuben
May 22, 8:25am

Up but not down
I could see a Thanks or a Thumbs Up in the post-trip area, ... but looking at the discontent on a number of threads, maybe not a thumbs down. You could see a group get together to down vote perfe...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Will new website have a thumbs up, thumbs down feature?
May 21, 10:44am

Re: Re: Re: Pecos Wilderness
Pecos and Santa Fe have some historical sites themselves but a lot of private ownership around them, big fishing areas on either side of NM 63. The jacks ck TH connects to Beatty's Tr 25 and t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
May 21, 9:41am

Re: Re: Re: Santa Fe - Taos snow conditons
I was up on the west side about 3 wks ago and ran into decent snow in the drainages. However, there has been some snow and precip since then from both south and north. Ed: Caleb has better info ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
May 20, 1:30pm

Re: reply
.. CCO or Teva the inner sole material any different than Keen or Chaco? Can answer 3 of 4 for the models I had. Chaco's are the heaviest (per pair, ...1 lb and change), but the com...

In GEAR » Most breathable sandals
May 19, 11:06am

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