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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Started backpacking about 98. Semi-retired from a govt type job working on the side. Here to hike more comfortably and maybe a bit faster iot experience scenic hikes. Done with my 20F kit, .. starting on a 45F one (both interchangable UL to semi SUL whatever that is).

Gear list was for 3 days but made it almost as a "24-hour" adventure (like 25 hours) using the Z-pack
Statethe West is the Best
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListEver changing gear list

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Re: Can't stop changing gear?
My thought process is to switch gear only in the colder months when I'm around (i.e. here for delivery as there's always a chance someone will steal a package left by the door) and then con...

In GEAR » Can't stop changing gear?
March 04, 10:58pm

Re: Re: Wrong forum
Think there are bigger things in life to worry about and didn't notice (i.e. not really caring to be honest) … although maybe a "design" forum for both custom and MYOG would work ou...

In Make Your Own Gear » Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
March 04, 10:53pm

Re: Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
Great looking pack. Was the red cordura a special order? I've been thinking of a larger pack if I ever get back into winter backpacking and a red/black combo would nice fit the bill.

In Make Your Own Gear » Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
March 04, 7:37pm

State of America Re: Re: your kids can stay on...but
… dominate a market push out competitors, overcharge and under deliver A number of markets (i.e. zip codes or counties) with one or two insurers are seeing higher prices vs. other markets wi...

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
March 04, 4:14pm

Re: How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
Mostly sleep since I'm an early riser and coffee addict, usually just before dawn. After dinner, I will look at maps, do some journal writing (mostly electronic nowadays), and edit some pictur...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 02, 5:54pm

Re: Re: Should a rain jacket always be high visibility?
All good points and to elaborate on what Ken said: Bright colors don't make you safer or necessarily any easier to see. Orange or red shell in New England in the fall won't be high vis....

In GEAR » Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
March 02, 10:50am

Re: Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
I have one black shell that I can also use in town and it might dry slightly faster if I can get it into the sun after a rain. For a remote winter trip and definitely for hunting season, I'd p...

In GEAR » Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
March 02, 12:10am

Re: beef
Yeah, I've seen the same article as Marc. Less plucks on ducks = less down = higher prices

In GEAR » Down more expensive?
March 01, 3:22pm

A Venezuela - Dr. Phil nexus
[Keynes] vs … doing nothing isn't good because prior to the 1930s there were a series of great depressions. What Bush and Obama have done, huge government deficit and huge increase in money ...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
March 01, 2:54pm

Re: Osprey Hornet 46 … no more?
Just bumping up an old thread as I noticed the Hornet is no longer on Osprey's US website. I thought the Hornet was a good looking pack but so feature rich, it begged to be overloaded. As a r...

In GEAR » Osprey Hornet 46
March 01, 10:02am

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