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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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BPL ads suggest trip planning ??
Just struck me as funny ...

In Chaff » BPL ads suggest trip planning
February 22, 5:39pm

Update: SOLD
Circuit just sold

In Gear Swap » Large ULAs, Gossamer Gear Gorilla
February 22, 4:57pm

Re: Pending sale for Circuit
Have a couple offers so the first one to pay via Paypal Ken, replied to your PM (it is a late 2012 Circuit)

In Gear Swap » Large ULAs, Gossamer Gear Gorilla
February 21, 7:00pm

Re: Circuit details
I'm getting almost the same on a postal scale (2lbs, 8 oz) with the hydration sleeve and accessory pocket. Think Condura panels add about 1 oz - also note the pack has the standard design wit...

In Gear Swap » Large ULAs, Gossamer Gear Gorilla
February 21, 3:32pm

Catalyst SOLD
The only one I have left is a used (but not abused) custom fabric ULA Circuit (Large Frame, Mdm Hipbelt) for $140 including shipping/tracking. Used for about 4 trips, mostly overnights, in mid 20...

In Gear Swap » Large ULAs, Gossamer Gear Gorilla
February 21, 12:08pm

Lunar Solo
I had an older Lunar Solo e before the height increase and even the older model was very spacious. The only "mod" I did was add a small elastic cord to the cord securing the main pole fo...

In GEAR » Notch vs Lunar Duo
February 19, 10:06am

Re: Square footage and ultralight practice: how much space does one person really need?
Probably depends on rain/wind (even the Complete Walker recommended a big tarp for wetness in the PNW), occupant height, and comfort needs - I've used GoreTex bivies when just needing sleep alo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Square footage and ultralight practice: how much space does one person really need?
February 17, 12:24pm

Re: Saguaro Itinerary
so I am guessing the trails will be better-traveled, though perhaps this is falseā€¦ I'm not going to get into the rest of the itinerary (let Valerie answer that) but regarding trail condit...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Southwest in mid-March: looking for suggestions
February 10, 9:55pm

Re: Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
Think it would be cozy if tent bound in winter and imagined such a system 15 years ago. Glad to see companies experimenting with it but share the concern about tight quarters and an increased fire...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
February 06, 12:00pm

3-Season cuben shelter tarp w/inner net vs tent
Want to pull the trigger on a cuben shelter to bring my base weight down but hesitating over a tarp with option inner net for bugs vs. an "all in one" solution such as a Solomid or Skysca...

In GEAR » 3-Season cuben shelter tarp w/inner net vs tent
February 06, 10:04am

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