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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Started backpacking in 1998 in my early 30's- US with some global travel (Pacific, Europe, Asia, northern Mexico). Semi-retired from govt type work, now working 2-3 contracts per yr, trying to keep summer and winter free to backpack, mountain-bike,snowshoe. Here to hike maybe a bit more further, faster while still enjoying scenery, as I still haven't discovered the fountain of youth. Have a 20F kit, .. starting on a 45F one, maybe a deeper winter one (all interchangeable) need to update gear list.
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Hang in there
Sometimes our hiking is grounded from events resulting from our actions or beyond our control (grounded due to a kwappy dental suturing job myself). It's happened, ... nothing can be done exce...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 8:32am

Re: Am I ready for a UL Pack
Hey Dan, welcome. Yeah it is a process and it helps to know where (in what conditions) you will be using your gear. What works in "3-season" conditions in a deciduous forest. with plent...

In Gear Lists » Am I ready for a UL Pack
April 18, 7:12am

Best loop hikes .. AZ
Sorry Dan, got them mixed up ... the one I was talking about was "Best Loop Hikes Arizona" by "the Mountaineers" , not Falcon. Tends to have all the more mountainous hike...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » books on outdoor activies for arizona area
April 17, 10:25pm

Re: books on outdoor activies for arizona area
50 Loops in Arizona (or something like that) from Falcon guides iirc. Got it from the Tucson REI. My copy is somewhere...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » books on outdoor activies for arizona area
April 17, 9:03pm

Time's up Re: Random thoughts on Mortality and iPhones
My iPhone contract expires and giving serious thought about not renewing. Great little device that can conveniently lump a semi-decent digital camera, alarm/watch, 2 compasses (one I have from a g...

In Chaff » Random thoughts on Mortality and iPhones
April 17, 11:55am

Re: Padding
@vDelmar : ribs for me but my torso has always had a large "tailors drop". My old Granite Gear Vapor Trail (L) was a great fit too but discontinued after the bottom was sliced open. Too...

In GEAR » New Zimmerbuilt pack
April 17, 10:19am

Hiking with plantar's wart
Any new treatments in the last 4 years for plantar warts, especially if one needs to put weight on it (job, exercise, hiking )? New insights after the 2010 thread (below)? I've been treating...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with plantar's wart
April 17, 10:06am

Re: Long Pad Shoulder Straps?
Delmar - That's a picture Chris always sends before mailing a pack and there's slack in the webbing you are not seeing. When you put it on, the pack isn't as big and there's plenty...

In GEAR » New Zimmerbuilt pack
April 17, 9:25am

Re: Canyonlands NP, Needles District, Salt Creek
Good trip. My last times out there were in early and late Fall 2006, so nice to some flowing water out there.

In Post-Trip Reports » Canyonlands NP, Needles District, Salt Creek
April 17, 9:04am

Detail Re: Zimmerbuilt hipbelt
Alex: Here's my hip belt attachment detail I would think you would just need to replicate the stitches with a bigger size, coordinating with the daisy chain on your hip belt. Might want ...

In GEAR » New Zimmerbuilt pack
April 16, 8:35pm

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