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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
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So not going to matter
Not much to get riled up over. All these counties will get sucked dry by the growing Las Vegas metro water dept and just less water in general (whether you call it an extended drought or global wa...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 14, 8:45pm

Re: Patagonia - A long trip report
Fantastic. Too bad about the food though

In Post-Trip Reports » Patagonia - A long trip report
April 13, 8:25pm

Re: ponzi
It is a little more transparent though. There will likely be more adjustments (age, maybe income), but I do not see an alternative to Social Security and Medicare anytime soon though. GW Bush co...

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
April 13, 8:19pm

Re: REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
Had a lot of dividend so a Westcomb Neoshell is on the way. Heard a lot about the material ... we'll see.

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 13, 5:13pm

Re: Re: Tent, sleeping bag, and stove recommendations for cheap 4 season conditions
... and where are you going specifically? Central America is mostly tropical but are you planning higher elevations to the Andes, .. the Patagonia region? Is this backpacking (both backcountry an...

April 13, 1:50pm

I've heard blue attracts the them but my main focus is bright (lt gray, silver, beige) colors so not absorb the summer sunlight and keep surfaces a little bit cooler. My rain jacket is black b...

In GEAR » Colors that repel insects?
April 10, 8:27pm

Situation normal (i.e. FUBAR)
Jennifer, tough break and I had just assumed workers had to be covered by workman's comp via OSHA, etc.... Whoa, something to check on regardless of the state. Good reminder that private insu...

In Chaff » ah, pesky government regulations strangling small business!
April 10, 3:04pm

"Modern man vs mad dog" preceded by "Less is more"
I remember the Mad Dog article but there was also another BP article earlier in the 90's by Mark Jenkins "Less is More, (April 1994, p. 75) kind of all over the place, plus another somewh...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 10, 11:24am

Back to Texas "proper"
Also when are you thinking of traveling? Credit to Mitch Kilby for the following from a recent thread in "General Backpacking": "Just to comment - the name of the new trail in Au...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 10, 11:15am

Re: Diphenhydramine
I'm highly allergic to mulberry and always bring these (in addition to an inhaler). You never know when those sneaky pollen particles will hitch a ride on an air current up a valley.

In Multiple Use Gear » Diphenhydramine
April 10, 10:44am

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