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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Winter backpacking in the Sunbelt vs. snow-stuff in the Rockies. Started heavy in the mid-90's after a cpl attempts using 60's gear in the late 80's, then went lightweight in the 00's, and finally down to UL in Dec 2013.

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Re: Hey, this is about us
Have to agree with Ken. The author seems to be talking about going significantly off-trail to enjoy his backpacking (vs. the conga line at bright angel during Spring Break or up Half Dome in summe...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 8:25am

Re: Zimmerbuilt Owners - How Does it Ride??
I would say about like any other frameless or U-shaped aluminum pack. Hadn't noticed any issues with the hipbelt as long as I keep the load reasonable (then again with a long back, my shoulder...

In GEAR » Zimmerbuilt Owners - How Does it Ride??
October 16, 5:01pm

Re: Grand Canyon end of January
With a group of trad-packers, I spent a few days eastward along the Tonto from Hermits (iirc) to Indian Gardens. There were seeps at most of our campgrounds for water during a dry March . I woul...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon end of January
October 07, 11:29am

Thor responds ... Re: Dumbest thing you ever carried
A large plastic mallet for tent stakes when I was first starting out in the 1990's. It was kind of lightweight for the size of the deng thing. I would add that 18-pack of Budweiser plus can...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 07, 11:19am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Office Politics. Retarded monkeys (devolution)
I don't know Rodger, sounds like its time to reduce stress in positive ways, like turning off the tube, putting the kids in soccer, maybe taking time to walk with the Mrs. in the meantime, gree...

In Chaff » Office Politics
October 07, 10:27am

Re: Patagonia Nano-Air
How thick is the nano-air relative to the nano-puff for example?

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
October 07, 10:16am

Re: Grand Canyon hiking permits?
Spring break is their busy season, so I'd fax the application in ASAP. It helps to be somewhat fluid in your plans with alternate camps and a range of start/end dates. Most of the time it isn...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon hiking permits?
October 02, 1:28pm

Aspen trailhead for Maroon Bells
Well paved and just come in direct from glenwood sp as Aspen can have some traffic - there's a traffic circle so stay on the right. There's some groceries at basalt (WF). The temp ranger...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggested trailhead for Maroon Bells?
October 01, 6:52pm

Volume to handle UL at 0° F?
Looking at Andy's winter pack, noting the 25" custom aluminum frame, so estimating a 28" tall pack. The next item is the "sleeping bag rolled" volume while trying to keep p...

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
September 29, 3:25pm

Gear Swap vs. Chaff
Think Gear Swap is a major source of new memberships while Chaff really isn't. A toggle switch for life members after logging in would be nice but wouldn't hold my breath OOPS: thought ...

In Gear Swap » Gear Swap vs. Chaff
September 29, 2:29pm

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