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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 ...
CityThe Gila
StateNM
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListEver changing gear list

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Re: New to BPL and learning.
Feels great doesn't it? Why lug the weight if not needed and some of the UL stuff has such a low volume, a daypack could do for warmer temps. I owned the Gregory Reality ... great, feature r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New to BPL and learning.
December 14, 10:05pm

Re: Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs.
I'm not one to give out unsolicited advice and some large looking packs can actually be light (filled with down and Cuben fiber). In fact, the opposite may occur zipping down the trail. Passi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs.
December 14, 9:28pm

Re: Advice- pack for both travel and backpacking
I would check out Kristin and Danny's gear list if that interests you. A number of other hikers carry some sort of computer tablet or smartphone to blog using regular UL backpacks (even a sil G...

In GEAR » Advice- pack for both travel and backpacking
December 13, 9:30pm

Insulation for changing metabolisms
Following the down jacket threads, I find myself shopping for the lightest down hoody that has the most insulation value (something like Montbell's Mirage Parka). Looking at BMR calculations (...

In GEAR » Insulation for changing metabolisms
December 13, 9:00am

Re: Another Public Transit Backpacking Trip in the San Francisco Bay Area
Great trip and photos. Nice to have the resources (lots of public lands) nearby public transport or trailheads. When the weather doesn't cooperate in the rest of North America, good to see so...

In Post-Trip Reports » Another Public Transit Backpacking Trip in the San Francisco Bay Area
December 05, 7:27am

DIY builders vs conventional builders
@Roger Those small homes are pretty basic. Modern regular home building in the Sunbelt is done by crews of "undocumented guest workers". Some relatives get work installing plumbing i...

In On the Web » The whole world is my living room
December 02, 1:01pm

Codes
Reading a few of these articles, mostly rural building codes are why these very small homes are on wheels - to get classified as an RV. Think they are called "occupancy codes" to keep pe...

In On the Web » The whole world is my living room
December 02, 10:47am

Re: Re: Re: The whole world is my living room
@Roger Dodger That's probably good advice for most but most rural households (as late as great-grandparents for the middle aged Gen X and Late Boomers here) probably had an outhouse uphill o...

In On the Web » The whole world is my living room
December 02, 10:35am

Re: The whole world is my living room
Great for them but I'd need a little more square footage for guests during football season (plus a larger guest bath that's capable of handling the typical American "load" - just ...

In On the Web » The whole world is my living room
December 02, 9:56am

Disasters - backpackers vs. hikers vs. climbers
Backpackers and hikers are more likely to get caught out in conditions beyond the scope of their gear and/or clothing( …..vs. falling/drowning/etc… other types of backcountry trouble). You need...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Man ties legs together, crawls for help
December 02, 5:56am

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