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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. Debating whether to go 2 weeks or more. Lightening up but with an eye towards toughness and hiking convenience (secure drying on the trail. quick set up, etc...)
I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
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Re: USPS Shipping problems
Domestically, I'll use USPS when working a traditional job away from home or remote. If I'm guaranteed to be at home, I'll choose UPS or FedEx. Internationally, it may be the fore...

In Chaff » USPS Shipping problems
March 08, 9:23am

Re: Re: Re: Rain pants = Wind pants
I had an REI version of these for about 10 years until they disintegrated. Great for camp when the sun and temps go down, and function fairly well as rain pants in short showers. My actual rain p...

In GEAR » Houdini wind pants
March 07, 5:15pm

Nightmare bacteria, etc...
Probably an attention seeking headline, but for decades, bacteria have been getting more drug-resistant due to evolution against misapplication of antibiotics; these resistant strains are now becom...

In Chaff » Is There a Doctor or Nurse on this Forum?
March 07, 5:04pm

Re: Southwest Winter Backpacking?
In Arizona, there are some reliable water sources but they may be further up in altitude. As you go up a desert mountain, you may actually get into forest/alpine biome. Here's Reavis Falls a...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Southwest Winter Backpacking?
March 07, 8:38am

Re: Easy Trips Near St. George UT
Zion NP has some easier trips near the visitor's center and close to their shuttle drops.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy Trips Near St. George UT
March 06, 6:04pm

Re: Re: re: bivy questions
Waterproof/breathable bivy sacks were ultralight "bombproof" solutions back in the 1990s, when solo tents were 4 lbs. I used only bivy sacks for a few years (no tarp or anything) but the...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Bivy?
March 04, 5:58pm

Re: Badly need advice. 5-7 days. California. Early April
If the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (several hours since you would go down to Kingman AZ, then head to the park via Interstate 40) or Zion National Park (about 3+ hrs on Interstate 15) d...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Badly need advice. 5-7 days. California. Early April.
March 04, 2:56pm

Re: New 2013 Tarptent Models
Just when you thought it was safe for your credit card to go outside ...

In GEAR » New 2013 Tarptent Models
March 01, 2:47pm

Re: good hiking gps under $150
I use eTrex for my recreation GPS mostly for geocache and it's pretty good, as far recreational GPS goes.

In GEAR » good hiking gps under $150
February 28, 9:09pm

Mediterranean diet
With all the hoopla on the Mediterranean diet being healthier for you, what other relatively quick dishes (i.e. fuel efficient) are out there? Have the following for dinner: 1) couscous 2)...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Mediterranean diet
February 28, 9:00pm

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