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Hk Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Mostly 2 to 3 day loops, with a couple weeklong trips too, likely going 2 weeks or more with upcoming severance. Lightening up but with an eye towards toughness and hiking convenience (secure drying on the trail. quick set up, etc...), but also a bit better food (and beverage) for most overnights. Then again I might want to do a spartan "fast n'light" overnight ... and the gear closet grows.
I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
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Re: Colorado Trail 2013
Really enjoyed viewing a few times.

In Post-Trip Reports » Colorado Trail 2013
December 03, 12:02pm

New Mexico Fall
Just a reminder fall does not mean you need to start hibernation. Been busy at work, dealing with difficult neighbors, but here's some open trails this past month: Sandia wilderness area n...

In Post-Trip Reports » New Mexico Fall
December 03, 12:00pm

Hardship ... AT
Enjoyed her candid responses. Interesting.

In Editor's Roundtable » Clinker: A story of hardship and triumph on the AT
December 03, 6:33am

Re: cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
As everyone mrationed a little more moisture in the food but saves the weight of stove, fuel, and pot. Also on a hot and dry backpack, warm food isn't appealing until the sun dips. Minor c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
December 02, 8:49pm

Re: Gear Upgrade Frequency
I wouldn't call it upgrades having bought nice stuff since 1999, so just changes - most of mine due to too short of sleeping bags/quilts, "too short torso" packs, and too short shelt...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear Upgrade Frequency
December 02, 3:15pm

Re: Re: Camo Re: Lawson Outdoor Equipment Backpack
Think just a hat would do it in addition to earth tones and a pack cover (or even panel) - I could see the Lawson pack if rooting around in the brush though. Now that I think about it, a gray...

In GEAR » Lawson Outdoor Equipment Backpack
December 02, 12:49pm

Solitude in Yukon's winter backcountry
Interesting article with one photo showing a bivy sack I think. Nice photos though one shows a moose being turned into steaks (not too bad). Link should take you to the last slide (with a couple ...

In On the Web » Solitude in Yukon's winter backcountry
December 02, 12:30pm

Camo Re: Lawson Outdoor Equipment Backpack
For wildlife viewing I could see a camo pack. Got surprised by a giant bald eagle, crashing through the upper branches like they were nothing, a couple days ago while hiking up "3 rivers&quo...

In GEAR » Lawson Outdoor Equipment Backpack
December 02, 11:41am

Mtn. Bikes are faster and more powerful ... that's a problem
My initial point is unchanged and that's mountain bikers needs their own trails due to safety. One can say get off trail but in my observation, mtn bikers make their own trails. Disclosure...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 02, 11:10am

Desert adventure race survival (
From 20 yrs past, a desert runner shares his experience before the race got so popular in an article released today: Urine, bat blood ... sounds like g...

In On the Web » Desert adventure race survival (
November 26, 7:35pm

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