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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. Debating whether to go 2 weeks or more. Lightening up but with an eye towards toughness and hiking convenience (secure drying on the trail. quick set up, etc...)
I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
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Tough to tell this early
Big snow dumps can occur in spring too, but currently the Santa Fe basin area is only at 85% http://m.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/storm-delivers-snow-high-winds/article_e79e4862-192a-...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness snow June 2015?
December 23, 12:40pm

Re: How well does the Enlightened Equipment strap system REALLY work?
They work to secure the quilt to the pad but I do not get tangled up like a mummy bag. No issues with them out on a trip, just a little bit more setup and tear down time

In GEAR » How well does the Enlightened Equipment strap system REALLY work?
December 21, 7:18pm

Re: drake
Wouldn't worry, doubt it was real anyways - the military tells you not to emphasize your overseas service online anymore, especially in combat or intel. Like I can't reveal my real name is...

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 16, 12:47pm

Re: Re: Design THE perfect light winter backpack
@Richard - looking at the same thing after I wrote this (trimmed snowsport pack?) and this would actually be in Spring, so not much hanging around camp clothing. Looking at 15-20°F colder than a ...

In Winter Hiking » Design THE perfect light winter backpack
December 15, 1:38pm

Design THE perfect light winter backpack
Open to suggestions: A pack that can do the "worst" for regular backpacking (not mountaineering or climbing), which is haul snow mobility gear halfway up a mountain, where said gear needs...

In Winter Hiking » Design THE perfect light winter backpack
December 15, 10:25am

Irony...
Love the swami in India by way of Texas in the linked oped. ...,Dude. Insightful but of course a Cartier jeweler ad pop-up via the NYT hit as I was reading. Ed: tense

In On the Web » Collect Experiences, Not Things
December 14, 1:44pm

Trail runners for shoulder and light winter
Looking at trail runners that can take me thru some decent rain/snow (nothing too fluffy) and have a rock plate. Have some old TNF Hedgehogs with a vibram outsole but just found the x2 midsole cra...

In GEAR » Trail runners for shoulder and light winter
December 13, 3:36pm

Re: What's your winter bag temp rating?
My cold temp rating is 0°F , so going to try nesting my 2 EE quilts (20°F plus 40°F, one wider than the other) ... probably in a XL bivy. At 0°F hot breakfast starts icing over without an insu...

In Winter Hiking » What's your winter bag temp rating?
December 13, 12:15pm

Re: Liberal/Conservative Primer
By basic definition, I would think a conservative wants to repeal change (in the USA, to pre "New Deal" policies ideally, though I've listened to many conservatives wishing to keep SS...

In Chaff » Liberal/Conservative Primer
December 13, 9:37am

Bears Re: Backpacking Solo?
Most black bear run away but one who didn't was a big guy who crossed the trail right in front of me with no sound or warning from the adjacent trees. Simply ignored me on its way to a fishing...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 09, 8:53pm

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