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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...), maybe 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 ...
CityThe Gila
StateNM
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListEver changing gear list

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Saving $$
Just go with sil-nylon as Andrew said, especially if younger.. There are also sales from the cottage makers usually on select gear, normally once the summer gear feeding frenzy is over.

In GEAR » Gentrified?
May 07, 10:13am

Re: Re: Gentrified?
There's "spendy", but the $$$ is usually about the same at REI or another big box anyways for something that has an extra pound or 2. May as well get gear from a cottage craft operat...

In GEAR » Gentrified?
May 07, 8:02am

Re: I'm ashamed of you, BPL'ers
Personally, not enough down fill for $350 Samolians or so, though it looks pretty.

In GEAR » I'm ashamed of you, BPL'ers
May 05, 5:54pm

Re: Costs
Depends on the state or region. There is combined law enforcement SAR (uniformed feds like border patrol, maybe state/local) on the New Mexico/Far West Texas/Old Mexico borders and deeper into New...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Air Ambulance Story Continues
May 05, 4:00pm

Pacific blobs
http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/22/us/pacific-ocean-blob/index.html There's been dead zones off the Gulf and East Coasts of the United States for a couple decades at least and Europe I learned. ...

In Chaff » Dead Zones
May 05, 10:59am

Lake Mead (SW USA) at historic low records
It's more than just the Sierra. Lake Mead supplies southern CA, AZ, and Las Vegas with water from mostly CO and UT. http://www.adventure-journal.com/2015/04/lake-mead-drops-to-record-low-l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
May 05, 10:48am

White turns to Mellow Yellow (beige) ... eventually
I buy some white items but with the first wash after use, they turn a light beige still almost as good for the sun.

In Make Your Own Gear » Is it possible to paint or dye my nylon sun hat?
May 04, 12:19pm

Usually
When I skip wearing them, I usually end up regretting it.

In GEAR » from boots to trail runners: will I get stuff in my shoes?
May 01, 8:36pm

Re: Quick! NM trip ideas for this weekend
Still some snow around and above Round Mountain if coming in via Jacks Ck., though there has been a lot of melt. Just finished with the west side and only snow in the gullies below the ski area, m...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Quick! NM trip ideas for this weekend
April 28, 6:09am

Unfortunely it seems to be a trend
Update: apparently defacing downtown is passé, so there's more. According to the article, provoking outrage is part of the game. http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-graffiti-2015...

In On the Web » J-tree graphitti
April 27, 11:14am

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