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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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Re: Cutting it too light
I've underbagged it a long time ago. I was more a "long-distance day hiker" in '91 (start at dawn/get back to the truck at night for late night happy hour) and decided to try a r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cutting it too light
February 17, 7:00pm

The problem with thin layers ...
Yeah, I love just hiking in a long sleeve thin base layer, but thin base layers tend to wear out, so I've been thinking of cutting off the sleeves of a synthetic shirts if the sleeves wear out,...

In GEAR » Layering System for Those Who Sweat a Lot????
February 17, 11:19am

Da Pecos Bears...
I'd decently hang downhill (which is usually downwind when night falls) and there are trees. I've actually seen fairly large black bears in the Pecos in 99 (not your smaller versions found...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
February 17, 11:11am

Re: Layering System for Those Who Sweat a Lot????
Brand alert: Patagonia, REI, Westcomb, Prana, and Glad trash bags. I generate a lot of heat, so I usually can hold off on stopping for rainwear more than most. It's the insensible perspir...

In GEAR » Layering System for Those Who Sweat a Lot????
February 17, 7:48am

Floor pics (2)
Not much change from when I first recieved it cosmetically. No holes, including pin pricks. Pictures of floor foot end Head end Again, a little bit of sand contacted it but does not in...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Superlight Bivy Dec 2014
February 16, 10:38am

FS: MLD Superlight Bivy Silnylon floor Dec 2014
Size current L, sil-nylon floor, half moon hood right zip: Used once with plastic underneath on a sandy bar, nothing wrong (no stains, holes, zips work - brushed off beach sand) - just deciding to ...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Superlight Bivy Dec 2014
February 16, 10:13am

Leaving only footsteps ...
constant stream of mindless chatter Yeah, imagine the critters are like "not a rehash of last nights Kardashian episode ... again". If out on a wildlife viewing hike, silence is en...

In On the Web » Leaving Only Footsteps?
February 15, 1:30pm

Re: Bullying and Misogyny
Heath, ... One may need to wade through some BS to get to meaningful experiences and maybe some insight BLUF while trying not to contribute to the former (not that I'd know), but I'd give t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 15, 9:14am

Re: RE: How much of a concern is the camp view to you?
Nice if it happens but just one of many factors (flat area devoid of human trash not prone to puddles sheltered but not near a widow maker)

In Philosophy & Technique » how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
February 13, 4:26pm

undid - "interesting photos"
I was viewing on mobile devices, but I see what you all meant on an old style desktop. Realigned most. Thanks

In Post-Trip Reports » Gila "24"
February 13, 2:40pm

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