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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, likely going 2 weeks or more with upcoming severance. Lightening up but with an eye towards toughness and hiking convenience (secure drying on the trail. quick set up, etc...), but also a bit better food (and beverage) for most overnights. Then again I might want to do a spartan "fast n'light" overnight ... and the gear closet grows.
I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
CityThe Gila
StateNM
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListEver changing gear list

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The "Sol Cool" from ex officio
I have an old Pata sun hoody but just picked up their svelter ;all-weather" hoody in a baselayer like fabric. Is it really all-weather?? - I'll find out, but already wishing for pack wear ...

In GEAR » Any good light sun protective L/S crew shirts with hoods for men and women?
February 11, 8:22pm

Re: Water
That's always been the case in far West TX, ... they basically do not want the wildlife to be driven off by humans at the watering hole. Livestock can use windmill drive water-tanks. Hell, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Weekend Wanderings in West Texas: Photo Essay
February 11, 2:20pm

Re: New Cottage Gear for 2015
Illuminating article especially on the fabrics (look out for that faux Dyneema grid).

In GEAR » New Cottage Gear for 2015
February 11, 9:37am

Re: Re: Re: talk to me about cuben hybrid packs
I had a ZPacks Arc Blast that was pretty sweet but worried about scrapes against desert thorns. Sold it and expanded my fleet of Dyneema grid Zimmerbuilt packs of various sizes instead, ... I coul...

In GEAR » talk to me about cuben hybrid packs
February 10, 10:21am

My Darn Tough seem ok
Haven't noticed a problem. Worn my pair of Darn Tough hiking last yr. or so, alternating them in with city footwear. I do not expect any sock to withstand daily use. They gave some out on the...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 9:01am

Re: Re: Gila "24"
Been going a little crazy with the panorama feature that I cropped the river camp view from. Not a photo trip, I admit, since I only have 2 day weekends until late May.

In Post-Trip Reports » Gila "24"
February 08, 2:11pm

Gila "24"
Starting to make up for lost time using some Hoka Challenger trail-runners after a dislocated toe .. during the last night of 2014 on a beach and canned my California backpack plans, so tested m...

In Post-Trip Reports » Gila "24"
February 08, 1:49pm

On to off road bikes
@Will: no sweat. I'm not about to leave an expensive bike out to get ripped or stripped, ... though cheapos have been targeted too. The featured bikes do look nice. Could flat black paint a ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » New on-road to odd-road adventure bikes
February 08, 1:29pm

WTB: ... MLD
I have a new, never sealed sil gray MLD Cricket as a quick catch and release at the regular price ($175) but no waiting. Nothing wrong, I just want the yellow sil version that is not in stock righ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD Patrol tarp in Sil or Cuben (Or a comparable tarp)
February 08, 1:09pm

Condensation Cuben-fiber
Always great to see an area I've never been. On the condensation, did you open the doors? My Hexamid + was right next to the Gila river and got very little vs. my sil-nylon bivy, a buddy'...

In Fishing » West Canada Lakes Wilderness
February 08, 10:43am

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