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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. Debating whether to go 2 weeks or more. Lightening up but with an eye towards toughness and hiking convenience (secure drying on the trail. quick set up, etc...)
I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
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Get the Pata's quick
Pata ended their relationship with their shoe maker

In GEAR » What hoe am I looking for?
January 28, 6:18am

529 party is over (but there's still 401,403,IRAs,FBI,CIA,EPA,etc..)
Obama is scrapping the 529 proposal since Nancy Pelosi told him it wasn't popular: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102355633 There's still a whole lotta issues out there up for negotiation thi...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 28, 6:01am

Re: Re: Patagonia R3 Hoody
Looks nice but what will it weigh with the hood? My original R3 jacket from 2000 with the grid fleece came in at 23 oz. whereas last years high loft came in at over 16 oz (again jacket, not hood...

In GEAR » OR 2015
January 27, 5:18pm

Tax-deferred likely limited a bit... by both parties.
The US financial industry will not let 529's die out totally, so wouldn't sweat it. Related, read the new Senate finance chair (Collins - R) will recommend capping tax-deferred retirement a...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 27, 1:31pm

Re: PCT and Terminal Cancer
Read that. Great story putting it all in perspective ... if an individual knew they were going to die in several months, how would they choose spend their last days?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT and Terminal Cancer
January 27, 10:43am

Re: Re: Strategy
No problems with personal savings, it is just that most did very poorly with it as evidenced by the median financial assets of those recently retiring ... oh well. It may be a low savings rate or ...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 27, 10:36am

Re: Re: Ice Is Nice But Snow Is Better
Good to get out of the house. Besides no crampons, any other changes to your winter gear list to account for milder winter conditions and reduce weight?

In Post-Trip Reports » Ice Is Nice But Snow Is Better
January 27, 9:07am

Gear
Even non-UL gear shreds if it gets caught in extreme conditions (fabric, poles, etc..). Trail runners are going to wear out faster than traditional hiking boots, but the latter may wear out the h...

In GEAR » 2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
January 27, 8:37am

The main issue..
Everyone needs to work to be in the mainstream, no doubt. Some sort of get over on what remains of US welfare but that means living in a low-rent situation ("Slab City", trailers falling...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 27, 8:23am

Pata at Re: OR 2015
Found a post on Pata's Dual Aspect fleece/softshell aimed at skiers on Backcountry.com, ... but also a small reference to an R3 hoodie on snew or something. The Dual Aspect a few paras down:...

In GEAR » OR 2015
January 26, 11:18pm

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