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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
CountryUSA
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Volume Re: Zimmerbuilt Exposure
Edward: It's cylindrical so using a comparison. About 25L on the main portion comparing against my 30L ZB-2 - 8.5 in diameter and 21" height not counting an small extension collar of 2&q...

In Gear Swap » Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21"
April 16, 8:24pm

Re: Zimmerbuilt hipbelt
I'd imagine you would just need to anchor the new webbing on the hip belt (mine is sewn in using two series of stitches on either side). Getting the stitching down may be tough if you cant se...

In GEAR » New Zimmerbuilt pack
April 16, 8:00pm

I disagree
The website is already reviewing framed packs, .... why not double-walled tents? Though a couple tarp-tents for thrown in comparison, like the Moment DW or Stratospire, would would have been nice.

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 16, 7:48pm

Re: The REAL america
On second thought, tickets elsewhere. Colorado for late summer maybe? Play John Denver on the iPod. You know the song...

In GEAR » Dreaming with my tax return...
April 16, 4:25pm

Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21" dark grey diamond Dyneema (w/lids - Pt 1)
Due to a size miscalculation on my end (nothing wrong with the quality of these packs), I am selling one or more of these 1-1.5 yr old Zimmerbuilts for a 21” torso height. I now own 23” Zi...

In Gear Swap » Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21"
April 16, 12:56pm

Re: Top Ultralight Tent Review
Ok piece though the Pulitzer may not be forthcoming. Told me what to look for in these tents were like from a designer point of view and not a writers. Could've been more clear on criteria, c...

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 16, 10:59am

Re: re: Dreaming with your tax return...
Sounds like you are doing well financially and have a field that will only grow (ie. physical therapy). Maybe gear or soft goods to extend your hiking range in lower temperatures? I'd say mor...

In GEAR » Dreaming with my tax return...
April 16, 10:21am

Worsening drivers rant ... daily rant
Sorry to hear that (truly) but there's always been a problem with drunk drivers, though a crackdown proved successful in New Mexico. Sadly there's just more bad and aggressive drivers to a...

In Chaff » Frickin Drunk Drivers!!!
April 16, 10:12am

Re: metabolism
... I was always hoping that trail running and therefore keeping my metabolism up was good for my hiking but I see SO many chubby/overweight middle aged men hiking that I thought I might be doing ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Metabolism vs Body Fat
April 16, 7:57am

Re: Metabolism vs Body Fat
Fat: A big wall climber said he did this in an issue of backpacker about 10 yrs ago (think the first name was Pete?), scarfing down fat-laden calories. Visiting family and friends during the holid...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Metabolism vs Body Fat
April 15, 12:27pm

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