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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Winter backpacking in the Sunbelt vs. snow-stuff in the Rockies ... decisions, decisions
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Weight: All-dyneema Zimmerbuilt with frame pouch
My last almost all -dyneema Zimmerbuilt ZB-2 came in at 21 ounces (pack only - no frame) at 10"x6"x23" or about 30 liter-ish main pack area (40L or so with pockets?) using a gray Dyn...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Best Backpack in the Whole Wide World
September 10, 7:23pm

Mac
The old Mac vs PC argument. My programs are all PC based and I use both platforms; however with PC, eventually a virus would wipe everything out every 3 years or so (including pictures) .... blue ...

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 12:33pm

Re: Shell game?
If you can't find your size, screw the wind jacket. A number of hikers here posted they bring one or the other but not both to save weight.

In GEAR » Shell game?
September 10, 7:14am

Re: New iPhone?
Work is PC but home is Apple. The iPhone melds with my entire families "ecosystem" with FaceTime and all devices hooked up to "find my Iwhatever" should one be lost or stolen. ...

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 7:04am

Re: The Best Backpack in the Whole Wide World
Yeah, that pack looks really light - must be a joy. Zimmerbuilt (Chris) sews darn good-looking pack. One needs to be certain of their measurements though. Love my black dyneema ZB-2s since th...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Best Backpack in the Whole Wide World
September 10, 5:51am

No sleep 'til Aspen
@Art - the problem with sleeping in an area with problem bears is they lose their fear of human shelters and sleeping, one is in a vulnerable position. Witness the bites and swats though shelter w...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
September 09, 10:49am

Re: Re: Re: LNT
@ DaveU just to answer ... Who determines LNT? ... the landowner, private or public in the US. It's pretty much codified as the law as government agencies adopted the LNT organizations guideli...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 09, 10:34am

Be "bear aware"
Due to negligence of campers over the last few years, now bear canisters are required in the backcountry of Colorado's Maroon Bells "West Maroon Pass" drainage: http://www.fs.usda....

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
September 07, 11:43am

Re: LEAVE NO TRACE
Basically picking up after ones self is my def of LNT. There's also following the various environmental codes and in some western US counties it could be the county (sheriffs now have their ow...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 06, 6:34am

Re: It's that time of year again......hunting season
It helps to know what game is being sought as I actively avoid high- powered rifle seasons for deer, elk but landed in the middle of an earlier-than-expected squirrel/grouse season on the Pecos (...

In Make Your Own Gear » It's that time of year again......hunting season
September 03, 8:00pm

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