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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Started backpacking in 1998 in my early 30's- US with some global travel (Pacific, Europe, Asia, northern Mexico). Semi-retired from govt type work, now working 2-3 contracts per yr, trying to keep summer and winter free to backpack, mountain-bike,snowshoe. Here to hike maybe a bit more further, faster while still enjoying scenery, as I still haven't discovered the fountain of youth. Have a 20F kit, .. starting on a 45F one, maybe a deeper winter one (all interchangeable) need to update gear list.
CityDuke City
StateNM
CountryUSA
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Re: re: tent-ative
Heard those gram weenie options work great on regularly used trail but not if there's any bushwacking (also just wear out). I've just used whatever light patagonia rain jacket is on sale (m...

In Gear Lists » 1st post plus Tentative Gear List
May 09, 9:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Zimmerbuilt frameless pack 21" dark grey diamond Dyneema volumes
@dylan : yes there is a slender hipbelt (almost padded stubs) that fits me at 36-ish (is adjustable in center); probably fit a BV in there vertical (maybe horizontal) but let me check my REI tomorr...

In Gear Swap » Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21"
May 09, 8:59pm

Re: Zimmerbuilt frameless pack 21" dark grey diamond Dyneema volumes (bump)
Just a bump with some volumes that some have asked about... The Half Dome has a main pack volume of 55 L (measured with fluid filled standard - actual volume wouldn't be as usable with stove...

In Gear Swap » Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21"
May 09, 6:27pm

Re: UltraUberLoadists - sometimes a should, other times a shouldn't
A couple months ago at Coast camp (Pt. Reyes), some backpacked in their surf boards and a party camp. Sometimes a big pack is needed. Several years back, during a Grand Canyon spring heat wave,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
May 09, 3:42pm

Re: 1st post plus Tentative Gear List
With what you feel comfortable with, I could see some significant weight savings in a Henry Shires Tarptent model (some the new versions are double walled). Also a rain jacket - ponchos are rain p...

In Gear Lists » 1st post plus Tentative Gear List
May 09, 2:02pm

Drones in US wilderness
The USFS "discourages" all flights under 2000' above wilderness areas in coordination with the FAA (2326 - USE OF MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT OR MECHANICAL TRANSPORT IN WILDERNESS). Plus, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite prohibits drones
May 07, 8:34am

Re: Another trip across Kodiak Island
Great scenery. Which capacity of HMG pack was that?

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking across Kodiak Island, Alaska
May 06, 8:48pm

Re: Has UL backpacking changed the way you live?
Not really ... yet. I had a goal of doing the long trails in about 10 years from now (when my disco days are presumably over) so there's a paring down and replacing .. probably more about all s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Has UL backpacking changed the way you live?
May 05, 12:21am

Re: Re: White Mtn Wilderness New Mexico (Argentine, Bonito loop) after the burn Spring 2014
Yeah, Eugene, it's shaping up to be a hot June unless some rain starts falling. The FS is really checking campfires so the ranger station will have some info. Just to the south, from the Mesc...

In Post-Trip Reports » White Mtn Wilderness New Mexico (Argentine, Bonito loop) after the burn
May 04, 10:59pm

White Mtn Wilderness New Mexico (Argentine, Bonito loop) after the burn Spring 2014
I decided to take a chance based on the last rainfall on my normal “test hike” a short overnight north of Ruidoso NM. Almost 2 years ago, a bunch of hikers were detoured due a massive wildfi...

In Post-Trip Reports » White Mtn Wilderness New Mexico (Argentine, Bonito loop) after the burn
May 04, 8:50pm

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