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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, likely going 2 weeks or more with upcoming severance. Lightening up but with an eye towards toughness and hiking convenience (secure drying on the trail. quick set up, etc...), but also a bit better food (and beverage) for most overnights. Then again I might want to do a spartan "fast n'light" overnight ... and the gear closet grows.
I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
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UL at 0° F?
Over in the SUL thread, a "luxurious" SUL gear list for 30° was debated to be a 15° list if one wore the base layers to sleep I guess (that would be Cap 4 hoody/pants worn under a quil...

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
September 18, 5:47pm

Vest vs parka
Unless cutting weight by ounce, I'd say sleeves and more fill would add much more warmth than the increase in weight (especially getting into winter, where most places require more insulation)....

In GEAR » Utility of a down vest
September 18, 8:32am

Liking the flash reviews/mfr website
Liking the flash review format Yeah, a little weird (original post time-stamp) on the website itself, ... if I go through a search engine ... but there's a hyperlink (look for "here&...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp
September 17, 6:59am

Lightest pillows...
So many choices, RJ needs to weigh in with an article. Love the "hard-core hobo .." reference though...

In GEAR » Best lightest pillow recommendations
September 17, 6:32am

Mideast legacy? Militarism, empire
I don't know about the worst foreign policy legacy. The last admin under GW took the attitude "... we got hit fr Afghanistan, let's bomb and invade Iraq ...". At least Obama&#...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 17, 6:20am

Re: Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
The last complete walker (IV) had a sample (good weather) Rockies overnight using a Mountainsmith "hippack"-daypack with an earlier eras down bag and bivy, but consumables in a side pocke...

In GEAR » Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
September 15, 5:02pm

Reentry into TV land?
Some fuzzy basic cable comes with the address but may look into starting one of those Amazon Prime type deals after it gets too cold. Thanks.

In Chaff » Leaving the World of Technology?
September 14, 5:35pm

Add Re: Leaving the World of Technology?
Just to add, one really cannot unplug for long due to security updates for computers and mobile devices. Television? I'll bet in 20 years KimKardashian will still be on American TV swayin...

In Chaff » Leaving the World of Technology?
September 14, 9:14am

Re: Leaving the World of Technology?
Not really, though I try to control the number of devices..., Roll back for summer/ fall to enjoy the Rockies/Try more for winter and spring when a cold front has one trapped indoors. The internet ...

In Chaff » Leaving the World of Technology?
September 14, 9:05am

Re: Vocation vs Avocation
Did not pick up backpacking until age 34, ... so I started with a conventional job, movable retirement accts with additional pension, tuition assistance (which I used and then some), etc... straigh...

In On the Web » Vocation vs Avocation
September 14, 8:10am

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