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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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I like the customization that comes from US cottage makers personally, but my stuff has to be able to take hits from branches and thorns when those plants encroach on the trail (darn plants). I in...

In GEAR » Conscious gear buyer
May 14, 9:01am

Re: Roll top Zimmerbuilt
Robb - Thanks for your interest and it comes with a VX water bladder holder (tested with an 1.5L Platy) and central hydration port. the main body is approx 55 L (it can hold almost 3 REI Flash 18&...

In Gear Swap » Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21"
May 12, 7:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Zimmerbuilt frameless pack 21" #1 and hipbelt sent
Just sent them in automated post ofc.

In Gear Swap » Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21"
May 12, 7:20pm

http://www.adventure-journal.com/2011/10/how-much-time-outside-do-you-need/ Found an old article on the website FYI - thought it might be more appropriate here: ed. br.

In Philosophy & Technique » How much time do you need outside? Overnight, week(s), month(s), .. more?
May 12, 12:27pm

Re: Rain and Walton
Patagonia or any other true jacket will have much tougher material than dryducks (which is polypropylene iirc). It is a few to several oz lighter but at a cost is durability over the long term -AD...

In Gear Lists » 1st post plus Tentative Gear List
May 10, 2:45pm

SOLD (edit to original post)
#1 is SOLD to B.L.

In Gear Swap » Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21"
May 10, 2:38pm

MLD eVent bivi
Timely as I've been thinking of returning to the single biv sack game for mostly solo (all the other shelters have had the Goldilocks problem of just bring a little off). Maybe a small cuben ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review
May 10, 10:25am

Solo vs group think
Does anyone else have examples of when they were very glad they didn't go solo? No. My solo trips are on trail while anything with more risk is a group trip with experienced hikers. The r...

In Philosophy & Technique » Rational Solo Fear
May 10, 10:15am

Re: re: tent-ative
Heard those gram weenie options work great on regularly used trail but not if there's any bushwacking (also just wear out). I've just used whatever light patagonia rain jacket is on sale (m...

In Gear Lists » 1st post plus Tentative Gear List
May 09, 9:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Zimmerbuilt frameless pack 21" dark grey diamond Dyneema volumes
@dylan : yes there is a slender hipbelt (almost padded stubs) that fits me at 36-ish (is adjustable in center); probably fit a BV in there vertical (maybe horizontal) but let me check my REI tomorr...

In Gear Swap » Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21"
May 09, 8:59pm

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