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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. Debating whether to go 2 weeks or more. 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 ...
CityThe Gila
StateNM
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListEver changing gear list

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Re: Re: All these tiny places cause me to twitch
Doug said... My shower is my toilet when I'm lazy. Multifunction! Perhaps yet another (in a long list of) reason I'm still single..... Don't worry. It's not like single ...

In Chaff » Tiny house anyone?
October 22, 5:53pm

Roasting chiles Re: Other considerations..
... you freeze green chilis? When I do it they turn to mush... Roast em in a gas-fired revolving chile roaster (have them from El Paso to points north towards the Colorado border Sept.- no...

In Chaff » Tiny house anyone?
October 22, 5:33pm

Re: A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
I'd think stomach pH and then the other chemical happenings in the small intestine would alter ingested chlorine dioxide.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
October 22, 4:08pm

Other considerations..
Remembering the home-building book I referenced a couple years ago, it may be helpful to ask what you want a space to do and make circles on paper noting the function. Then research the square foo...

In Chaff » Tiny house anyone?
October 22, 3:53pm

Sunbelt .. Re: ...,hike in late Dec-Jan
Desert Southwest: Lower elevations around Phoenix AZ and the Big Bend area (both state and national parks). Great time to be there so I'd monitor water supplies, need for bear canisters, etc.....

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help! thoughts about a hike in late Dec-Jan
October 21, 9:36pm

Re: Hey, this is about us
Have to agree with Ken. The author seems to be talking about going significantly off-trail to enjoy his backpacking (vs. the conga line at bright angel during Spring Break or up Half Dome in summe...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 8:25am

Re: Zimmerbuilt Owners - How Does it Ride??
I would say about like any other frameless or U-shaped aluminum pack. Hadn't noticed any issues with the hipbelt as long as I keep the load reasonable (then again with a long back, my shoulder...

In GEAR » Zimmerbuilt Owners - How Does it Ride??
October 16, 5:01pm

Re: Grand Canyon end of January
With a group of trad-packers, I spent a few days eastward along the Tonto from Hermits (iirc) to Indian Gardens. There were seeps at most of our campgrounds for water during a dry March . I woul...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon end of January
October 07, 11:29am

Thor responds ... Re: Dumbest thing you ever carried
A large plastic mallet for tent stakes when I was first starting out in the 1990's. It was kind of lightweight for the size of the deng thing. I would add that 18-pack of Budweiser plus can...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 07, 11:19am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Office Politics. Retarded monkeys (devolution)
I don't know Rodger, sounds like its time to reduce stress in positive ways, like turning off the tube, putting the kids in soccer, maybe taking time to walk with the Mrs. in the meantime, gree...

In Chaff » Office Politics
October 07, 10:27am

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