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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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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

Not really from what I've seen (US)
I seem to see more young people backpacking (mostly in groups and mostly heavier gear - big box = cheaper or hand me down). Mostly on more popular trails, which I've been on since the fire...

In On the Web » Death of backpacking?
July 22, 8:52pm

Re: Custom packs - positive things to say
Once I got my torso length down, been really enjoying my Zimmerbuilt ZB-2's (different sizes -interchangeable frames .... some other differences ... might have gone overboard but only a little)...

In GEAR » Custom packs - positive things to say
July 22, 7:00pm

Pecos update (July 2014)
Went up day-hiking (trying a little trail running) and found the trail crews did an excellent job on the main trails through the burn. A change* is gates are locked from 10 PM to 6 AM at Jacks...

In Post-Trip Reports » Pecos wilderness post burn status 2014
July 22, 6:18pm

I've used EE Enigma (pro and regular) and just went with a long option on one since the difference in weight didn't matter much with the down. More concerned about getting one of their re...

In GEAR » Can we talk down quitls, your help appreciated
July 21, 9:26pm

OR helium bivy
Just used one returning to bivy sacks for north of San Francisco (Point Reyes) and did not have time for an eVent one from MLD. Water beads up on the outside but when zipped (or by a water source...

In GEAR » bivy questions
July 21, 9:15pm

As long as it's out of sight, out of earshot, and therefore out of mind, I'm willing to cut someone slack realizing if they are looking for a signal they aren't hiking. Another limitat...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 17, 11:35am

Re: Unbound Routes - AT thru
Great posts and photos ..., keep us updated.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Unbound Routes - AT thru
July 17, 11:23am

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