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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, ... thinking about multi-week.

I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
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Re: Re: Strategy
No problems with personal savings, it is just that most did very poorly with it as evidenced by the median financial assets of those recently retiring ... oh well. It may be a low savings rate or ...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 27, 10:36am

Re: Re: Ice Is Nice But Snow Is Better
Good to get out of the house. Besides no crampons, any other changes to your winter gear list to account for milder winter conditions and reduce weight?

In Post-Trip Reports » Ice Is Nice But Snow Is Better
January 27, 9:07am

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, ... 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

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