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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Started backpacking in 1998 - US with some global travel (Pacific, Europe, Asia, northern Mexico). Semi-retired from a govt type job working on the side. Here to hike more comfortably and maybe a bit furtherfaster while still stopping for scenery. Finished my 20F kit, .. starting on a 45F one (both interchangeable).

Gear list was for 3 days but made it almost as a "24-hour" adventure (like 25 hours) using the Z-pack
CityDuke City
StateNM
CountryUSA
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Re: Re: An actual cell phone mass outage
.."adding it's the users fault if they let the technology control them" Well lah tee dah! You may jest but cell coverage is increasing in the backwoods (one thing I track durin...

In Chaff » Random thoughts on Mortality and iPhones
April 18, 2:41pm

An actual cell phone mass outage
Dave said ... People are tethered permanently to their phones...like an umbilical cord but not temporarily...it is sad to see a group of people or friends not talking to each other but glued to th...

In Chaff » Random thoughts on Mortality and iPhones
April 18, 12:50pm

Re: RE: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
... Thus it is very important to wash your hands before food preparation, even if you are just cooking for yourself. Can someone verify this? ... Bacteria are ubiquitous (all sorts of spec...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 11:59am

Hang in there
Sometimes our hiking is grounded from events resulting from our actions or beyond our control (grounded due to a kwappy dental suturing job myself). It's happened, ... nothing can be done exce...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 8:32am

Re: Am I ready for a UL Pack
Hey Dan, welcome. Yeah it is a process and it helps to know where (in what conditions) you will be using your gear. What works in "3-season" conditions in a deciduous forest. with plent...

In Gear Lists » Am I ready for a UL Pack
April 18, 7:12am

Best loop hikes .. AZ
Sorry Dan, got them mixed up ... the one I was talking about was "Best Loop Hikes Arizona" by "the Mountaineers" , not Falcon. Tends to have all the more mountainous hike...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » books on outdoor activies for arizona area
April 17, 10:25pm

Re: books on outdoor activies for arizona area
50 Loops in Arizona (or something like that) from Falcon guides iirc. Got it from the Tucson REI. My copy is somewhere...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » books on outdoor activies for arizona area
April 17, 9:03pm

Time's up Re: Random thoughts on Mortality and iPhones
My iPhone contract expires and giving serious thought about not renewing. Great little device that can conveniently lump a semi-decent digital camera, alarm/watch, 2 compasses (one I have from a g...

In Chaff » Random thoughts on Mortality and iPhones
April 17, 11:55am

Re: Padding
@vDelmar : ribs for me but my torso has always had a large "tailors drop". My old Granite Gear Vapor Trail (L) was a great fit too but discontinued after the bottom was sliced open. Too...

In GEAR » New Zimmerbuilt pack
April 17, 10:19am

Hiking with plantar's wart
Any new treatments in the last 4 years for plantar warts, especially if one needs to put weight on it (job, exercise, hiking )? New insights after the 2010 thread (below)? I've been treating...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with plantar's wart
April 17, 10:06am

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