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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...)
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Re: Minaret Lake out and back
Nice photos and a number take a good camera by rigging it up to balance the back load from the shoulder straps. 50 lbs? Need to stop doing that

In Post-Trip Reports » Minaret Lake out and back
September 13, 9:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Human behavior on forums

In Chaff » Human behavior on forums
September 13, 6:58pm

Bug shelter...
On terms of bug shelter: Think the plan was a cuben duomid with inner net as a bug shelter (guess compared to Z-Paks hexamid with bug netting or inner). There's the weight/price difference but...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 13, 6:52pm

Try vacation
Related: Taking an extended vacation could help according to Money magazine (backpacking mentioned at the end). Paid sabbatical or taking some time off after a layoff to lose any negative energy:...

In On the Web » Vocation vs Avocation
September 13, 6:38pm

Re: Re: Update
Not good as I just got one for this upcoming winter. Tell us what you find out

In GEAR » Long-Term Durability of Polartec NeoShell?
September 12, 3:44pm

Re: War on Isis unconstitutional
It's complicated as an American. The Democrats leadership wing will never let the Republicans tag them again as soft on defense, after being blamed for abandoning South Vietnam -part of the ri...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 12, 3:42pm

Pecos wilderness closure history
This decade, the Pecos was closed right after Memorial Day 2011 for fire danger and then again June 2013 for fire danger/actual fire. Last decade, it was closed once in the early 2000's. Th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Good early June backpacking areas
September 12, 9:54am

Re: Name the Potty Trowel
+1 on the iPoo, though you need to wonder if that's trademarked. How about the "Crap Scratch Fever"?

In Gear Deals » Name the Potty Trowel
September 12, 6:19am

Re: Re: Foraging
Plants and even parts will be protected under state and not federal rules unless endangered (was added to various collectors permits back when taking college classes, so a little familiar). I wo...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 11, 10:03pm

Re: Pecos Wilderness
Lake basins and drainages all have trees. Weather can be variable (sunny, rainy, hail, etc..),but I've always carry std 3-season gear in June with no issues. It will be mostly dry unless New ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Good early June backpacking areas
September 11, 8:56pm

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