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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
My PDF Gear ListEver changing gear list

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Sometimes dead things just happen
Even when letting sediment settle out from southwest water ... This is a bucket my buddy set aside for settling water to filter with a hole cut in the top for easy filling. Apparently the roden...

In Philmont » Purifying water (with dead things in it)
June 16, 5:40pm

Re: Re: Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
Less efficient but a thin layer for sleeping primarily saves getting my down quilts from getting dirty, ... plus an extra layer of safety on the trail if they fit over my hiking baselayer for addit...

In GEAR » Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
June 15, 6:38pm

Re: Pecos Wilderness snow update and route suggestions
Drive-wise you'll have to budget about an hour off I-25 at the Pecos or Glorietta Pass exit and have the freshest driver take over. Some winding roads especially after Terraro but there's ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness snow update and route suggestions
June 08, 10:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
There is a need to read the instructions. UV is looking better

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
June 08, 4:20pm

Gila Re: River crossings
If you stay in the forks and creeks, there can be a lot of crossings. However, there are alternative trails paralleling above the rivers to minimize crossings. Summertime the crossings are refres...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gila Wilderness trip suggestions
June 06, 5:10pm

Rental car - Gila wilderness
If in a rental car, NM state highway 15 to the Visitor Center and Cliff dwellings is probably the best bet. Especially if there's a lot of dirt road washouts from summer early fall rainy seaso...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gila Wilderness trip suggestions
June 05, 11:33am

Re: Gila Wilderness trip suggestions
November could start getting a bit cold. The loop possibilities are endless, but fishing the Middle Fk requires getting pretty deep in ~ White Ck flats as the state is reestablishing the trout aft...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gila Wilderness trip suggestions
June 05, 10:52am

Re: Re: Re: REI Gear Reviews
REI or elsewhere (including some highly thought of cottage gear), I try to find at least one negative point about a piece of gear. See if it makes sense. We are all different sizes in likely di...

In GEAR » REI Gear Reviews
June 01, 10:41pm

Re: Shelter for Hawaii - how bug proof
My backpacks were in May down to the frigid 58°F or so for a morning low but enough to dampen most flying bugs. Problem I was warned about was the centipedes inflicting a nasty (but rare) bite, ...

In GEAR » Shelter for Hawaii - how bug proof
May 29, 8:33pm

Redford and Nolte film about AT - Take a Walk In The Woods
http://www.backpacker.com/news-and-events/news/celebrity-news/redford-and-nolte-take-a-walk-in-the-woods/ If it gets more people out there, I think it's generally good. Could cause some pr...

In On the Web » Redford and Nolte film about AT - Take a Walk In The Woods
May 28, 10:03am

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