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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Started backpacking in 1998 - US with some global travel (Pacific, Europe, Asia, northern Mexico). Semi-retired from a govt type job working on the side. Here to hike more comfortably and maybe a bit furtherfaster while still stopping for scenery. Finished my 20F kit, .. starting on a 45F one (both interchangeable).

Gear list was for 3 days but made it almost as a "24-hour" adventure (like 25 hours) using the Z-pack
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Re: re: Dreaming with your tax return...
Sounds like you are doing well financially and have a field that will only grow (ie. physical therapy). Maybe gear or soft goods to extend your hiking range in lower temperatures? I'd say mor...

In GEAR » Dreaming with my tax return...
April 16, 10:21am

Worsening drivers rant ... daily rant
Sorry to hear that (truly) but there's always been a problem with drunk drivers, though a crackdown proved successful in New Mexico. Sadly there's just more bad and aggressive drivers to a...

In Chaff » Frickin Drunk Drivers!!!
April 16, 10:12am

Re: metabolism
... I was always hoping that trail running and therefore keeping my metabolism up was good for my hiking but I see SO many chubby/overweight middle aged men hiking that I thought I might be doing ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Metabolism vs Body Fat
April 16, 7:57am

Re: Metabolism vs Body Fat
Fat: A big wall climber said he did this in an issue of backpacker about 10 yrs ago (think the first name was Pete?), scarfing down fat-laden calories. Visiting family and friends during the holid...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Metabolism vs Body Fat
April 15, 12:27pm

So not going to matter
Not much to get riled up over. All these counties will get sucked dry by the growing Las Vegas metro water dept and just less water in general (whether you call it an extended drought or global wa...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 14, 8:45pm

Re: Patagonia - A long trip report
Fantastic. Too bad about the food though

In Post-Trip Reports » Patagonia - A long trip report
April 13, 8:25pm

Re: ponzi
It is a little more transparent though. There will likely be more adjustments (age, maybe income), but I do not see an alternative to Social Security and Medicare anytime soon though. GW Bush co...

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
April 13, 8:19pm

Re: REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
Had a lot of dividend so a Westcomb Neoshell is on the way. Heard a lot about the material ... we'll see.

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 13, 5:13pm

Re: Re: Tent, sleeping bag, and stove recommendations for cheap 4 season conditions
... and where are you going specifically? Central America is mostly tropical but are you planning higher elevations to the Andes, .. the Patagonia region? Is this backpacking (both backcountry an...

April 13, 1:50pm

I've heard blue attracts the them but my main focus is bright (lt gray, silver, beige) colors so not absorb the summer sunlight and keep surfaces a little bit cooler. My rain jacket is black b...

In GEAR » Colors that repel insects?
April 10, 8:27pm

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