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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 ...
CityThe Gila
StateNM
CountryUSA
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Solomid XL vs Hexamid long
Have both these. The Solomid XL is more full fly and will offer more protection for a few oz more in Cuben; I do not particularly like to wear on zippers, so I'm using it sparingly and saving ...

In GEAR » Which tarp?! Deschutes vs Solomid XL vs hexamid vs ????
June 27, 7:35pm

..48
Very descriptive, esp of the Horde. Thanks for the write up.

In Post-Trip Reports » Crammin' it in in the Sierra: Courtright to Goddard To Evolution and back in 48 hours
June 27, 7:29pm

Record heats
Rog, all I'm seeing here in the western USA is record heat and more forest fires affecting trails and real estate where to lay my head between trips. Here is an article the Northwest USA hitt...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 27, 7:04pm

Re: Re: What ever happened to outdoor specialty stores?
I've watched REI open close to an independent, forcing that branch to move. The independent survived. Not sure if there's a saturation point if some different gear is offered from REI.

In Chaff » What ever happened to outdoor specialty stores?
June 27, 6:03pm

Marriage equality
Before we Americans get too high and mighty about marriage, consider the observation from McCain's 2008 adviser: “In the state of Nevada, you can get married to a hooker who you met at the...

In Chaff » Marriage Equality
June 27, 5:59pm

Re: Re: "Lukewarmers"
Humans will survive unless the absolute worst of the models occurs. It's real estate prices that probably not survive. I've seen "up and coming" towns run out of water in the ea...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 23, 3:38pm

Quiet hours
Normally it's not my business but I could see a LED lit tent being an eyesore if kept on all night but headlamps inside a lightweight fly have a similar effect. Same with powerful mini-speak...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
June 23, 2:20pm

Baked Alaska, boiled frogs and other good reading
Think we are are at the point of worrying how this affects our natural resources. Record hot temperatures in Alaska: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/64d099e7c557487ba43fbb44c0ed3cb9/alaska-swelte...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 22, 10:17am

: Re: Pecos Wilderness snow update .. suggestions
Started melting fast but there's still some lingering snow. A heat wave has made made it a bit muggy (some actual chaff - bring shorts as I had to stop early), but fire danger is low. pic of ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness snow update and route suggestions
June 21, 8:26pm

Re: BG and the Demise of BPL
Add it probably had something to do with a new employee, contractor, or whoever they get to write up an article besides regulars. Personal disagreements or even attacks among members are nothing ne...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BG and the Demise of BPL
June 17, 11:01am

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