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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...), maybe 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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Gear
Even non-UL gear shreds if it gets caught in extreme conditions (fabric, poles, etc..). Trail runners are going to wear out faster than traditional hiking boots, but the latter may wear out the h...

In GEAR » 2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
January 27, 8:37am

The main issue..
Everyone needs to work to be in the mainstream, no doubt. Some sort of get over on what remains of US welfare but that means living in a low-rent situation ("Slab City", trailers falling...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 27, 8:23am

Pata at Re: OR 2015
Found a post on Pata's Dual Aspect fleece/softshell aimed at skiers on Backcountry.com, ... but also a small reference to an R3 hoodie on snew or something. The Dual Aspect a few paras down:...

In GEAR » OR 2015
January 26, 11:18pm

Re: Malaria Pills
Taking "doxy" was not a big deal though it needs to be started a little beforehand. It was just a big pill requiring a gulp of liquid to take down.

In GEAR » Malaria Pills
January 24, 5:35pm

Re: Re: All Hail The Quick Overnighter
Nice photos. Great reminder it's time to get out there.

In Post-Trip Reports » All Hail The Quick Overnighter
January 20, 10:39am

R1 upslope
There's the R1 Upslope type garments from Pata. It's just a jacket (hooded or not) with a regular zip and regular hand warmers. That and an old windbreaker I keep in the vehicle means I c...

In GEAR » Appropriate jackets for the office?
January 20, 10:38am

Heat stroke
Heat stroke occurs when the body has lost the ability to perspire. Therefore you will need to keep water circulating in your body and perhaps take a mid-day shade break. Another thing to consider...

In Philosophy & Technique » Instant cold pack for heat stroke treatment
January 20, 6:45am

Scooter test pilot
Chained bikes (even "generic" brands) can get stripped or outright stolen though. There are THs that connect to ashalpt* via bus routes in the peripheral Bay Area, Los Angeles (see a Bac...

In Gear Deals » Interest register in new outdoor product
January 16, 10:41am

Scooter
I've seen more of these contraptions being used by the some younger people for around town transport (normally campuses, ... might grow). Might need to adjust your price points and weights tho...

In Gear Deals » Interest register in new outdoor product
January 16, 10:17am

Re: Re: Eat a nutria, save Louisiana
Sorry, Louisiana

In On the Web » Eat a nutria, save Louisiana
January 16, 10:02am

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