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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Started backpacking about 98. Semi-retired from a govt type job working on the side. Here to hike more comfortably and maybe a bit faster iot experience scenic hikes. Done with my 20F kit, .. starting on a 45F one (both interchangable UL to semi SUL whatever that is).

Gear list was for 3 days but made it almost as a "24-hour" adventure (like 25 hours) using the Z-pack
Statethe West is the Best
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Re: In 10 Days across Switzerland
If only I had the time off...

In Editor's Roundtable » In 10 Days across Switzerland
October 16, 2:32pm

Re: closures... insanity... time to read local newspapers
My nearby NF's are open but their developed campgrounds/interpretative centers are not. I found the exact names of the closed USFS facilities by Googling for the local newspaper since it's...

In Pre-Trip Planning » park closures... insanity... time for civil disobediance?
October 16, 2:28pm

Re: Trail Bike Recommendation Please
Sounds like you are just starting out and not ready for the custom carbon/aluminum job running almost as much as a small car, so every major brand has a wide variety of bikes and price ranges which...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Trail Bike Recommendation Please
October 16, 2:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Backpacking in Hunting Season
I try to avoid it but with the parks closed, I look at each states hunting calendar to see which weeks are not designated rifle or "all firearms". Most are pretty safe but accidents happ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking in Hunting Season
October 14, 4:01pm

Re: Rent a couch just $1075/month, must have own sleeping bag.
That's urban California until you "make" it. Over 20 years ago, I knew a "full bird" Army Colonel who just returned from UCLA (in Los Angeles for any foreigners reading) to...

In Chaff » Rent a couch just $1075/month, must have own sleeping bag.
October 14, 3:49pm

Re Aircloud shell review
"Feedthehabit" reviewed the entire shell system. Seems pretty good for a just-in-case shell with stretch and some toughness. http://www.feedthehabit.com/outdoors/sierra-designs-clou...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Cloud Airshell 4 ounce raincoat
October 11, 7:31pm

Death panels (rationing) have been around
Rationing (i.e. "death panels") have been around for quite some time with regular employer-sponsored health coverage. My mother had terminal brain cancer about 15 years ago, so when her...

In Chaff » Who is signing up for ObamaCare (aka ACA) on Tuesday?
October 11, 5:19am

Re: 21 Citations at Grand Canyon National Park for entering during Gov't Shutdown
Grand Canyon rangers do not kid around when it's ticket time and (for repeat offenders prior to the shutdown) even jail. Good way to lose money and a day of work spent at the federal courthous...

In Chaff » 21 Citations at Grand Canyon National Park for entering during Gov't Shutdown
October 09, 5:11pm

Re: Dream PCT shelter set up
Hexamid with screen and extended beak, .. since it is light and I remember some nights in the Sierras, some sort of biting insects drew blood on my unsuspecting legs. That or a Tarptent Moment/Notch.

In GEAR » Dream PCT shelter set up
October 06, 7:34am

Re: Desperately need vegan or vegetarian Lunch ideas
Not being able to spread olive oil or peanut butter on bread is kind of rough, ... so maybe cookies or sweet/sweetish breads that can be dipped in lukewarm tea (or drink mix). Jelly or jam spread OK?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Desperately need vegan or vegetarian Lunch ideas
October 05, 9:22pm

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