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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, ... thinking about multi-week.

I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
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Astro differences
The regular Astro lite isn't really insulated hence no R value, but the insulated Astro lite 20R is for below freezing warmer than the other two (tried the UL7 too) ... warmer but heavier. Sav...

In GEAR » Which one is warmer: Nemo Astro Lite 20, Exped UL 7 or xLite
May 18, 10:16pm

Re: Best western backpacking destinations
For the ultralight backpacker who may have a non-4wd rental, may need trails for ultralight footwear , all while avoiding being "cliffed out" if not familiar with an area, I'd recomm...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best western backpacking destinations
May 15, 10:35am

Present conditions pretty good ... May 2015
Not really worth a new trip report, so I'll just update. Just got done with a sub-24 to test out some new gear and I was pleasantly surprised at the green and flowing water in the Bonito/Argen...

In Post-Trip Reports » Fire on the mountain, run boys, run!
May 15, 9:18am

Re: Removing Seam Sealer from Silnylon Tarp
If it's rolled on thick silicon, it should roll off fairly easily (MLD recommends a fairly decent coat of the stuff and I found excess was easy to just grab and twist). Tarptent has users sea...

In GEAR » Removing Seam Sealer from Silnylon Tarp
May 14, 4:26pm

Re: Re: Extreme weather
Depends on how long I'll stay above treeline - trying a mid for camping in those conditions. When hit with blowing rain from all directions, some air flow needs to be sacrificed- that's the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Extreme weather
May 11, 8:42pm

Check the weather too...
Just a bump but falling tree kills man camping in his tent during a sudden storm in Texas a week or so back

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sad news on the AT
May 11, 8:33pm

Western Gila NF - Bursum Rd
Heads up as a number of hikers expressed interest. A buddy of mine took the bursum road through Mogollon (west of Silver City) and there's landslide damage on the road, downed power lines (bee...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gila NF trip
May 07, 1:16pm

About 60L
My ZB-2 (long torso) is just a tad smaller than my old circuit was so maybe 60 literish. With a relatively non-compressed (poofy) 20°F EE quilt and stove it's a bit of struggle fitting a week...

In GEAR » how large is your pack?
May 07, 10:18am

Saving $$
Just go with sil-nylon as Andrew said, especially if younger.. There are also sales from the cottage makers usually on select gear, normally once the summer gear feeding frenzy is over.

In GEAR » Gentrified?
May 07, 10:13am

Re: Re: Gentrified?
There's "spendy", but the $$$ is usually about the same at REI or another big box anyways for something that has an extra pound or 2. May as well get gear from a cottage craft operat...

In GEAR » Gentrified?
May 07, 8:02am

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