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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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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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