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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Semi-retired from a govt type job working on the side. Goal here is more MPD in a UL, yet comfortable style iot experience scenic hikes without sweating buckets, but also crank out miles if needed for whatever. Mix with travel too. Not into snowy sagas or recreating a French Foreign Legion forced desert march .. but never say never.

Gear list was for 3 days but made it almost as a "24-hour" adventure (like 25 hours) using the Z-pack
Statethe West is the Best
CountryUSA
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Best loop hikes .. AZ
Sorry Dan, got them mixed up ... the one I was talking about was "Best Loop Hikes Arizona" by "the Mountaineers" , not Falcon. Tends to have all the more mountainous hike...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » books on outdoor activies for arizona area
April 17, 10:25pm

Re: books on outdoor activies for arizona area
50 Loops in Arizona (or something like that) from Falcon guides iirc. Got it from the Tucson REI. My copy is somewhere...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » books on outdoor activies for arizona area
April 17, 9:03pm

Time's up Re: Random thoughts on Mortality and iPhones
My iPhone contract expires and giving serious thought about not renewing. Great little device that can conveniently lump a semi-decent digital camera, alarm/watch, 2 compasses (one I have from a g...

In Chaff » Random thoughts on Mortality and iPhones
April 17, 11:55am

Re: Padding
@vDelmar : ribs for me but my torso has always had a large "tailors drop". My old Granite Gear Vapor Trail (L) was a great fit too but discontinued after the bottom was sliced open. Too...

In GEAR » New Zimmerbuilt pack
April 17, 10:19am

Hiking with plantar's wart
Any new treatments in the last 4 years for plantar warts, especially if one needs to put weight on it (job, exercise, hiking )? New insights after the 2010 thread (below)? I've been treating...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with plantar's wart
April 17, 10:06am

Re: Long Pad Shoulder Straps?
Delmar - That's a picture Chris always sends before mailing a pack and there's slack in the webbing you are not seeing. When you put it on, the pack isn't as big and there's plenty...

In GEAR » New Zimmerbuilt pack
April 17, 9:25am

Re: Canyonlands NP, Needles District, Salt Creek
Good trip. My last times out there were in early and late Fall 2006, so nice to some flowing water out there.

In Post-Trip Reports » Canyonlands NP, Needles District, Salt Creek
April 17, 9:04am

Detail Re: Zimmerbuilt hipbelt
Alex: Here's my hip belt attachment detail I would think you would just need to replicate the stitches with a bigger size, coordinating with the daisy chain on your hip belt. Might want ...

In GEAR » New Zimmerbuilt pack
April 16, 8:35pm

Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21" dark grey diamond Dyneema (roll top pt 2)
Also selling a 21" barely used roll-top (same issue - torso height) with dual daisy chains, dual top lash clips (for the beginning of a hike) and hydration capable through a center port. Also...

In Gear Swap » Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21"
April 16, 8:26pm

Volume Re: Zimmerbuilt Exposure
Edward: It's cylindrical so using a comparison. About 25L on the main portion comparing against my 30L ZB-2 - 8.5 in diameter and 21" height not counting an small extension collar of 2&q...

In Gear Swap » Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21"
April 16, 8:24pm

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