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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.

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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

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

reading glasses
I know a surgeon at the top of his game who suddenly had visual problems and no longer can do surgery. He had a problem that could of easily been caught with regular eye exams - glaucoma. He'...

In Multiple Use Gear » Reading glasses
August 02, 7:45pm

winter backpacking
A very well done exercise in the basics of winter camping/backpacking. I have two concerns. There is good data to show that an uncovered head can be the source of a very large amount of heat lost...

In Editor's Roundtable » Roundtable Discussion: Winter Hiking and Camping
December 12, 8:44am

dogs in wilderness
From a breeders prospective a 4 month old dog should not be taken hiking or backpacking. I would worry about bone developement. While hip and elbow dysplasia are partly genetic there is good ev...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Taking a puppy backpacking.
November 15, 8:04am

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