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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...), maybe 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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Light polycro
Every floored shelter I've had I've eventually sold .. so I cut a little DYI panel (not the entire shape). If worried about wear, how about a light piece of polycro sized just larger than y...

In GEAR » Best lightweight footprints?
March 25, 8:17pm

Almost like Hawaii overnight temps Re: ...quilt
During a overnight in Hawaii at just below 60°F (humid, light rain), I was good with just a liner and a fleece wrapped around my neck as a gaiter. That said, if I had to do it again I'd check...

In GEAR » Looking at buying a summer weight quilt
March 25, 2:11pm

Re: Windshirt weight.
...for 8 to 9 oz . Jimmer: to speak about weight around here is now passé, so UL can mean anything, any weight for the past cpl of years. Just to add, tried ponchos in both the military (sti...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
March 25, 12:06pm

Santa Fe - Taos snow conditons
Just an update to whoever may be planning a spring trip; many ski areas are starting to close despite a decent base of snow. Article: http://m.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/local_columns/there-...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
March 25, 11:14am

Re: Re: Re: Lake Superior Coastal Trail Adventure.
Definately a superior trip report! A far cry from where I normally hike but some stunning photos. Thanks for sharing.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lake Superior Costal Trail Adventure
March 25, 11:01am

Summer pad
I will not compromise on sleep so probably a summertime sleeping pad (full length TR x-lite) to go with my 40°F EE quilt. My regular pad is the insulated Astrolite 20R from Nemo but it kind of o...

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 25, 10:44am

Cliff collapse leaves 1 dead Pt Reyes ... got me thinking about other cliffs
Cliff collapse leaves 1 hiker dead at popular Pt Reyes trail: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/23/california-trail-collapse/25207649/ During a weeklong backpack in the Gila e...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cliff collapse leaves 1 dead Pt Reyes ... got me thinking about other cliffs
March 23, 11:01am

Re: Re: Cool clothing for hot, humid weather--Under Armour Iso-Chill shirts, etc
@justin - I meant omnicool or -freeze. Again didn't notice it much backpacking vs cap 1 (it's all polyester and it all wicks to some extent).., a bit more cooling sensation during jogging...

In GEAR » Cool clothing for hot, humid weather--Under Armour Iso-Chill shirts, etc
March 20, 8:14pm

Re: Cool clothing for hot weather ..etc
Not UA but got a Columbia omnidry because I liked the color and needed a wicky exercise shirt, ...worked it out on a backpack and it was ok, nothing special. Seems to work better jogging without a...

In GEAR » Cool clothing for hot, humid weather--Under Armour Iso-Chill shirts, etc
March 20, 7:51pm

Re: A Diablo Loop Hike: 58 parks in 11 Days
Great adventure! Were you able to minimize pack volume by eating with everything available? Seems food volume could almost be done away with (guessing no stoves?).

In Post-Trip Reports » A Diablo Loop Hike: 58 parks in 11 Days
March 20, 7:38pm

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