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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Started backpacking about 98. Semi-retired from a govt type job working on the side. Here to hike more comfortably and maybe a bit faster iot experience scenic hikes. Done with my 20F kit, .. starting on a 45F one (both interchangable UL to semi SUL whatever that is).

Gear list was for 3 days but made it almost as a "24-hour" adventure (like 25 hours) using the Z-pack
Statethe West is the Best
CountryUSA
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12 ways for travelers to save (Marketwatch.com in the WSJ family)
For those who are contemplating flying to their next backpacking destination (think German Tourist mentioned their last way to save money): Accessed March 2014 http://www.marketwatch.com/stor...

In On the Web » 12 ways for travelers to save (Marketwatch.com in the WSJ family)
March 29, 12:46pm

Re: Sandals: How to protect your feet against mosquitoes and ticks
Clothing absorbs permethrin but the rubber/plastic on synthetic sandals is cured, so not sure it will penetrate. Then again, we used it on brick in the Middle East desert since our sleeping quarte...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sandals: How to protect your feet against mosquitoes and ticks
March 29, 8:09am

Re: White Beard
Yeah it was him. He came down from the "SCA trail" and spent the previous night at Hawke CG up the hill. WB (Dave) told me he found water up there but only after coming down towards the...

In Post-Trip Reports » 60 Miles in Marin County
March 29, 7:59am

Re: Finding romance on the trail
Ooops, didn't read the op well enough about the "on the trail" part In my younger days* ... Successfully via knowing a woman from an urban setting previous to a trip. In my ca...

In Chaff » Finding romance on the trail
March 29, 12:09am

Re: Re: Re: The Grand Eight
Parts of the Canyon rarely seen. Interesting and thanks for the pics. Had to look at that black pic for a few seconds to realize the shot.

In Post-Trip Reports » The Grand Eight
March 28, 11:40pm

Re: 131.8 Miles Across Grand Canyon
Good stuff. The Tonto is pretty smooth hiking and looks like you had some cloud cover w/decent temps by the layers usually shown (only hiked the Tonto with a heatwave myself).

In Post-Trip Reports » 131.8 Miles Across Grand Canyon
March 28, 11:37pm

Re: 60 Miles in Marin County
Nice pics. The area was great though east of the ridge currently seems like summer according to the residents. Curious did Dave a.k.a. White Beard have a blue pack (Deuter or Osprey) and larg...

In Post-Trip Reports » 60 Miles in Marin County
March 28, 11:30pm

Re: Perils of stealth camping, etc
Not saying the police should have let it go (I may be looking for a place nearby after-all) but after a few hrs., maybe slipping someone behind him for a taser shot or 2 might have been preferable ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 10:38pm

Re: stealth campers
@ Kevin - I hear you on some homeless appearing very clean. Recently on a regional bus got hailed in the mountains by a fairly well-dressed man (clean jeans, clean hat, button up check shirt) carr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 1:29pm

Re: Re: Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
Justin: Ah, I thought the officer told Boyd that if down at a bar .. he would have the right to kill him via the video. Did I just wake up to decaf? Still, an extreme example, but then again,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 12:15pm

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