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karl hafner (khafner) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale upstate NY
About Me Was brought up on a large farm, so I have always enjoyed the outdoors. Began doing winter backpacking during grad school in southern CA. Have continued it since coming back east. Was a licensed
NYS guide for many years. Continue with an interest
in fall winter backpacking. Have made family med my career.
CityFulton
StateNY
CountryUSA

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how much would the wt change if it was all dyneema? thanks

In Editor's Roundtable » The Best Backpack in the Whole Wide World
September 10, 2:10pm

stoves
Why buy a stove that you have to modify? I had one of the first XGK stoves from MSR. While they are field serviceable now they were not originally you had to send it back to them. It failed (plu...

In GEAR » The New "Worlds lightest cannister stove"?
August 14, 9:29am

wintering backpacking
I agree that skis can be more fun. If you don't ski don't start here to learn. Re: bags I have -30 bags -20 bags 20 degree bags and 32 degree bags. I almost always now days take the 32 a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
August 13, 2:09pm

bear resistant containers
While I agree that we must keep our food away from the animals, the garcia bear vault is not the solution. I have witnessed squirrels and chipmunks chew their way thru them in under an hour in the...

In GEAR » Bear Vault in the Dacks???
August 13, 1:56pm

caffin winter stove
I received your winter stove with the 300 head. Quality control is excellent. The build construction is beyond what other stove makers do. It works as advertised and is so very light. ( This from ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
July 24, 6:51am

foot care
great article. Enjoyed the updates. I have used the various forms of crazy glue and have had much better success with the vet form. The standard crazy glue goes on lumpy, and comes off within a ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Updated Foot-Care Kit
July 24, 6:36am

winter cabineering
for those that live on the east coast the potomac appalachian trail club in DC has over 20 structures that they rent out. It is a great way to break into this field. I introduced many people to wi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Cabineering - Part 1: Video Essay
January 15, 10:30am

traversing
Great article. Flor those of us who grew up with the adks this was not only well done but a trip down memory lane. I see the dam at cedar lakes must be getting worse as the water level looked low...

In Editor's Roundtable » Traversing the Adirondacks by Foot and Packraft
November 14, 4:58am

pressuring stove
after leaving an msr stove pressurized all night at 30 below F and finding I only had enought fuel left in the morning for breakfast due to a crack in the aluminum I could never recommend that you ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Deep Freeze: A Cold, Hard Look at Winter Stoves
August 12, 9:21am

bear food storage canisters
I don't know all the names of the different bear food canister's so I'll describe them as I go along. The old what I call original one that was black and looked like a barrel and neede...

In GEAR » Bear canister on SHR - two questions
June 29, 2:40pm

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