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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Winter backpacking in the Sunbelt vs. snow-stuff in the Rockies. Started heavy in the mid-90's after a cpl attempts using 60's gear in the late 80's, then went lightweight in the 00's, and finally down to UL in Dec 2013.

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Re: weight?
Joe - basic weight 14.9 oz

In Gear Swap » FS: Enlightened equipment enigma 40F reg/wide
July 24, 5:03pm

Re: The Updated Foot-Care Kit
Great little article and timely. Never had a problem with blisters after switching out of big boots but one should always be prepared I guess.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Updated Foot-Care Kit
July 24, 10:43am

Re: Re: Re: Executions gone wrong
According to the innocence project ....the few studies that have been done estimate that between 2.3% and 5% of all prisoners in the U.S. are innocent"

In Chaff » Executions gone wrong
July 24, 10:08am

Re: OH NO!!! More decisions???
I do not know about the camera but now you will need another zimmerbuilt pack with at least half panel access (for various filters etc...) and solid pockets/webbing for that tripod. Be sure to po...

In Photography » OH NO!!! More decisions???
July 24, 9:59am

Re: cheap yet durable poncho/tarp?
Cheaper than $40 yet still good? Have a $70 sea-to-summit "nano-sil" poncho-tarp that makes some compromises. Good luck but sounds like you may want to consider the MYOG route - might ...

In GEAR » cheap yet durable poncho/tarp?
July 24, 8:51am

bivy measurement
Martin, just to compare with Kenda's measurement, the OR helium has about 19 inches of hoop height* with no pad. A pad will shorten that obviously. 26 in side to side ...I fit in it stationa...

In GEAR » bivy questions
July 23, 1:46pm

Winter pack diameters
ed: never mind - answered with Greg's YouTube video above

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 23, 1:34pm

2d and 3d helpings of data and gravy ....
The numbers of backpackers are going up but think what Paul is saying is in relation to the growing population of the USA, they still may be going down. From a similar conversation using the 2014...

In On the Web » Death of backpacking?
July 23, 10:10am

Death overrated
Seen plenty of younger backpackers on regular loops (2-4 day itineraries) this year. More of all ages mountain biking for the day on multiple use trails. More road bike pack types too. Ed: wc

In On the Web » Death of backpacking?
July 22, 10:22pm

FS: Enlightened equipment enigma 40F reg/wide
Selling a gently used 2014 Enlightened Equipment quilt rated at 40 (regular/wide) in the regular 750 fill down (see EE website for details) with original straps, storage bag - nothing wrong - just ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Enlightened equipment enigma 40F reg/wide
July 22, 9:51pm

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