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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...), but also a bit 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: Comfortable & Safe 3-Season UL Gear List
Neat looking list. Do you need to fold that ziploc pillows?

In Gear Lists » Comfortable & Safe 3-Season UL Gear List
February 12, 10:33pm

Re: Looks
I'm sorry but that thing looks like one of those mini backpack purses women used to wear in the 90s. Yeah, but so do many packs up to 25L for those who have longish torsos. That's why t...

In GEAR » Nine trails pack 15L (Patagonia)
February 12, 10:32pm

Nine trails pack 15L (Patagonia)
Was this covered already? Would be nice if they bumped it up to 20L ... http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/nine-trails-pack-15-liter?p=49510-0

In GEAR » Nine trails pack 15L (Patagonia)
February 12, 3:44pm

Gear chaff:
I followed her blog/group until I took off myself and then caught up on their finale. Never saw much evidence of gear drama or gear chaff. Kinda at the mercy of the mail. Their group used every...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 12, 2:18pm

Re: Does Gear Swap (and similar forums) help or hurt cottage companies?
There's wait times and shortages*, so imagine they are not hurting. Gear swap may prevent some from going MYOG and possibly becoming so good they are competitors. Guess it balances. * ok, ...

In Chaff » Does Gear Swap (and similar forums) help or hurt cottage companies?
February 11, 9:59pm

The "Sol Cool" from ex officio
I have an old Pata sun hoody but just picked up their svelter ;all-weather" hoody in a baselayer like fabric. Is it really all-weather?? - I'll find out, but already wishing for pack wear ...

In GEAR » Any good light sun protective L/S crew shirts with hoods for men and women?
February 11, 8:22pm

Re: Water
That's always been the case in far West TX, ... they basically do not want the wildlife to be driven off by humans at the watering hole. Livestock can use windmill drive water-tanks. Hell, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Weekend Wanderings in West Texas: Photo Essay
February 11, 2:20pm

Re: New Cottage Gear for 2015
Illuminating article especially on the fabrics (look out for that faux Dyneema grid).

In GEAR » New Cottage Gear for 2015
February 11, 9:37am

Re: Re: Re: talk to me about cuben hybrid packs
I had a ZPacks Arc Blast that was pretty sweet but worried about scrapes against desert thorns. Sold it and expanded my fleet of Dyneema grid Zimmerbuilt packs of various sizes instead, ... I coul...

In GEAR » talk to me about cuben hybrid packs
February 10, 10:21am

My Darn Tough seem ok
Haven't noticed a problem. Worn my pair of Darn Tough hiking last yr. or so, alternating them in with city footwear. I do not expect any sock to withstand daily use. They gave some out on the...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 9:01am

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