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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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Re: Re: Extreme weather
Depends on how long I'll stay above treeline - trying a mid for camping in those conditions. When hit with blowing rain from all directions, some air flow needs to be sacrificed- that's the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Extreme weather
May 11, 8:42pm

Check the weather too...
Just a bump but falling tree kills man camping in his tent during a sudden storm in Texas a week or so back http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/2015/04/27/man-dies-in-freak-accident-during-week...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sad news on the AT
May 11, 8:33pm

Western Gila NF - Bursum Rd
Heads up as a number of hikers expressed interest. A buddy of mine took the bursum road through Mogollon (west of Silver City) and there's landslide damage on the road, downed power lines (bee...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gila NF trip
May 07, 1:16pm

About 60L
My ZB-2 (long torso) is just a tad smaller than my old circuit was so maybe 60 literish. With a relatively non-compressed (poofy) 20°F EE quilt and stove it's a bit of struggle fitting a week...

In GEAR » how large is your pack?
May 07, 10:18am

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

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