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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, ... thinking about multi-week.

I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
CityThe Gila
StateNM
CountryUSA
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Re: Re: "Lukewarmers"
Humans will survive unless the absolute worst of the models occurs. It's real estate prices that probably not survive. I've seen "up and coming" towns run out of water in the ea...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 23, 3:38pm

Quiet hours
Normally it's not my business but I could see a LED lit tent being an eyesore if kept on all night but headlamps inside a lightweight fly have a similar effect. Same with powerful mini-speak...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
June 23, 2:20pm

Baked Alaska, boiled frogs and other good reading
Think we are are at the point of worrying how this affects our natural resources. Record hot temperatures in Alaska: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/64d099e7c557487ba43fbb44c0ed3cb9/alaska-swelte...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 22, 10:17am

: Re: Pecos Wilderness snow update .. suggestions
Started melting fast but there's still some lingering snow. A heat wave has made made it a bit muggy (some actual chaff - bring shorts as I had to stop early), but fire danger is low. pic of ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness snow update and route suggestions
June 21, 8:26pm

Re: BG and the Demise of BPL
Add it probably had something to do with a new employee, contractor, or whoever they get to write up an article besides regulars. Personal disagreements or even attacks among members are nothing ne...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BG and the Demise of BPL
June 17, 11:01am

Sometimes dead things just happen
Even when letting sediment settle out from southwest water ... This is a bucket my buddy set aside for settling water to filter with a hole cut in the top for easy filling. Apparently the roden...

In Philmont » Purifying water (with dead things in it)
June 16, 5:40pm

Re: Re: Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
Less efficient but a thin layer for sleeping primarily saves getting my down quilts from getting dirty, ... plus an extra layer of safety on the trail if they fit over my hiking baselayer for addit...

In GEAR » Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
June 15, 6:38pm

Re: Pecos Wilderness snow update and route suggestions
Drive-wise you'll have to budget about an hour off I-25 at the Pecos or Glorietta Pass exit and have the freshest driver take over. Some winding roads especially after Terraro but there's ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness snow update and route suggestions
June 08, 10:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
There is a need to read the instructions. UV is looking better

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
June 08, 4:20pm

Gila Re: River crossings
If you stay in the forks and creeks, there can be a lot of crossings. However, there are alternative trails paralleling above the rivers to minimize crossings. Summertime the crossings are refres...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gila Wilderness trip suggestions
June 06, 5:10pm

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