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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
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Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 18.5" shoulder to hip, 21" total dark grey diamond Dyneema (w/lids - Pt 1)
NEW INFO Due to a size miscalculation on my end (nothing wrong with the quality of these packs), I am selling one or more of these 1-1.5 yr old Zimmerbuilts with an 18.5" shoulder to hip meas...

In Gear Swap » Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21"
April 16, 12:56pm

Re: Top Ultralight Tent Review
Ok piece though the Pulitzer may not be forthcoming. Told me what to look for in these tents were like from a designer point of view and not a writers. Could've been more clear on criteria, c...

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 16, 10:59am

Re: re: Dreaming with your tax return...
Sounds like you are doing well financially and have a field that will only grow (ie. physical therapy). Maybe gear or soft goods to extend your hiking range in lower temperatures? I'd say mor...

In GEAR » Dreaming with my tax return...
April 16, 10:21am

Worsening drivers rant ... daily rant
Sorry to hear that (truly) but there's always been a problem with drunk drivers, though a crackdown proved successful in New Mexico. Sadly there's just more bad and aggressive drivers to a...

In Chaff » Frickin Drunk Drivers!!!
April 16, 10:12am

Re: metabolism
... I was always hoping that trail running and therefore keeping my metabolism up was good for my hiking but I see SO many chubby/overweight middle aged men hiking that I thought I might be doing ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Metabolism vs Body Fat
April 16, 7:57am

Re: Metabolism vs Body Fat
Fat: A big wall climber said he did this in an issue of backpacker about 10 yrs ago (think the first name was Pete?), scarfing down fat-laden calories. Visiting family and friends during the holid...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Metabolism vs Body Fat
April 15, 12:27pm

So not going to matter
Not much to get riled up over. All these counties will get sucked dry by the growing Las Vegas metro water dept and just less water in general (whether you call it an extended drought or global wa...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 14, 8:45pm

Re: Patagonia - A long trip report
Fantastic. Too bad about the food though

In Post-Trip Reports » Patagonia - A long trip report
April 13, 8:25pm

Re: ponzi
It is a little more transparent though. There will likely be more adjustments (age, maybe income), but I do not see an alternative to Social Security and Medicare anytime soon though. GW Bush co...

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
April 13, 8:19pm

Re: REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
Had a lot of dividend so a Westcomb Neoshell is on the way. Heard a lot about the material ... we'll see.

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 13, 5:13pm

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