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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, likely going 2 weeks or more with upcoming severance. Lightening up but with an eye towards toughness and hiking convenience (secure drying on the trail. quick set up, etc...), but also a bit better food (and beverage) for most overnights. Then again I might want to do a spartan "fast n'light" overnight ... and the gear closet grows.
I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
CityThe Gila
StateNM
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListEver changing gear list

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Summer pad
I will not compromise on sleep so probably a summertime sleeping pad (full length TR x-lite) to go with my 40°F EE quilt. My regular pad is the insulated Astrolite 20R from Nemo but it kind of o...

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 25, 10:44am

Cliff collapse leaves 1 dead Pt Reyes ... got me thinking about other cliffs
Cliff collapse leaves 1 hiker dead at popular Pt Reyes trail: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/23/california-trail-collapse/25207649/ During a weeklong backpack in the Gila e...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cliff collapse leaves 1 dead Pt Reyes ... got me thinking about other cliffs
March 23, 11:01am

Re: Re: Cool clothing for hot, humid weather--Under Armour Iso-Chill shirts, etc
@justin - I meant omnicool or -freeze. Again didn't notice it much backpacking vs cap 1 (it's all polyester and it all wicks to some extent).., a bit more cooling sensation during jogging...

In GEAR » Cool clothing for hot, humid weather--Under Armour Iso-Chill shirts, etc
March 20, 8:14pm

Re: Cool clothing for hot weather ..etc
Not UA but got a Columbia omnidry because I liked the color and needed a wicky exercise shirt, ...worked it out on a backpack and it was ok, nothing special. Seems to work better jogging without a...

In GEAR » Cool clothing for hot, humid weather--Under Armour Iso-Chill shirts, etc
March 20, 7:51pm

Re: A Diablo Loop Hike: 58 parks in 11 Days
Great adventure! Were you able to minimize pack volume by eating with everything available? Seems food volume could almost be done away with (guessing no stoves?).

In Post-Trip Reports » A Diablo Loop Hike: 58 parks in 11 Days
March 20, 7:38pm

No (Mississippi) soup for you !!! Re: CA water solutions
@Art: Except the mighty Mississippi experienced its own drought a few years back, causing the Feds to dig (dredge) the bottom to let the all-important barge traffic sail. http://mobile.nytimes.com...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 20, 8:45am

Re: Re: Re: Softshell as Windshirt substitute
That's my point, W, is when I wore a rainshell over a softshell in 3-season/alpine conditions, I started sweating (might be the same for my windshell- haven't had the need to try it). Thin...

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 20, 7:36am

Re: Softshell as Windshirt substitute
On day trips, a softshell is fine. Multiday, I could never find a softshell that would breathe under a hardshell without making me sweat ... or a wind shell for that matter. Backpacker mag suggest...

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 20, 6:56am

Re: Re: Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 12
... female participation rate ... According to Internet usage sites, BPL is a bit below average for females but a little bit above average for males.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 12
March 20, 6:37am

Re: re:
@ Lori: that will hopefully be avoided if possible. If the inflammed region becomes worse and permanent after self-care, I'll see a podiatrist.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Foot shape getting wierd with Tailors bunion? Advice going into mtn hiking season - temporary or permanent?
March 18, 2:10pm

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