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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Started backpacking in 1998 in my early 30's- US with some global travel (Pacific, Europe, Asia, northern Mexico). Semi-retired from govt type work, now working 2-3 contracts per yr, trying to keep summer and winter free to backpack, mountain-bike,snowshoe. Here to hike maybe a bit more further, faster while still enjoying scenery, as I still haven't discovered the fountain of youth. Have a 20F kit, .. starting on a 45F one, maybe a deeper winter one (all interchangeable) need to update gear list.
CityDuke City
StateNM
CountryUSA
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SOLD: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
Still didn't go through, so to clarify this pack has no load lifters, etc (did not really need them IMO)...only the shock cord lashing cross-crossed across the back $230 SOLD

In Gear Swap » FS: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
August 24, 4:23pm

ArcBlast 22" tall gray
Todd: pm sent

In Gear Swap » FS: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
August 24, 3:04pm

Re: FS: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
Bump now back at work - price drop

In Gear Swap » FS: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
August 24, 12:54pm

Re: Backpack portfolios
No pack for work. Main: I have a few Zimmerbuilt dyneema grid backpacks for backpacking with some related travel (22 in torso - volumes for 20F and 40F quilts) that blend lightweight and rugg...

In GEAR » Backpack portfolios
August 24, 11:30am

Re: Hiking Distance Estimates
About 2.5 mph trying to start at dawn, factoring in pictures and video, .... then getting in to inspect camp for previous occupant food waste/trash before dusk. About 30 min for every 1000 ft.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking Distance Estimates
August 23, 9:49am

Hawaii Re: Traveling light
Yeah, I go every so often for family trips and squeeze a BP in (mostly kona). Never had to wear much more than shorts in town, even higher elevations. On the Z-trail, I wish I had carried even le...

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
August 22, 4:21pm

Re: Back-at-the-car checklist?
Try leaving a window open for 2 nights out in Colorado rain after getting my parking permit from the ranger entrance (it only opens at 5 pm). Lucky my interior is designed to be wet..."off-ro...

In Philosophy & Technique » Back-at-the-car checklist?
August 21, 11:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: New PCT record, again
@Jake: I've actually thought about it as a geography/GIS problem and it's simple to figure twilight times being roughly the same on a north-south trail (did it all the time in military pla...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New PCT record, again
August 20, 11:03pm

Mixed feelings about vestibules
I am rethinking vestibules after an incident 1 week ago. Had a furry critter try to get into my vestibule in the middle of the night, right above an area where a bear was raiding crowded camps and...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
August 20, 10:08pm

Re: Re: Middle Fork Kings: Redux!
Definitely a sweet adventure. Did you try to treat that ankle after your return (back at the TH or at home)?

In Post-Trip Reports » Middle Fork Kings: Redux!
August 20, 9:47pm

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