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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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Re: 2013 Houdini, I like it
Going up in a cold sleet, while in the Apache Kid wilderness, didn't work at all, but going along a sunny ridge hit with a frigid wind, it excelled worn over a Cap 2 zipT and Merino 1 short sle...

In GEAR » 2013 Houdini, I like it
November 25, 2:56pm

Re: Caples to Emigrant Lake in a windstorm
Sounds adventurous but you got out in more ways than one. Did the popped baffle on the Exped affect the warmth or other performance overnight? Curious as I have the same pad.

In Post-Trip Reports » Caples to Emigrant Lake in a windstorm
November 23, 6:52pm

Re: Are We Going Soft? Asks the BMC's Carey Davies
A little adversity might make a short, slow overnight into a satisfying adventure as I recently found out. Normally I do not mind a little rain or even some minor snow flurries, ..but going up int...

In Philosophy & Technique » Are We Going Soft? Asks the BMC's Carey Davies
November 22, 8:48am

Re: Vertical effects...
Most trails have you start off going up 1000 ft. minimum but many times even more. The up needs to be accounted for. Depending on knee problems, so should the down.

In Pre-Trip Planning » What are your daily hiking mileage goals?
November 22, 8:44am

Snow peak
That little Snow peak tent just may be the ticket, except for storing the pack (guess outside wrapped in a large garbage bag?) and everything else. I have the BA Sarvis 1+ in eVent fabric (legal w...

In GEAR » winter tents
November 20, 12:49pm

Re: WTB: ULA Circuit Packs

In Gear Swap » WTB - ULA Circuit packs
November 20, 12:33pm

FS: Exped Downmat 7UL , new never used, hand pump

In Gear Swap » FS: Exped Downmat 7UL short (64"), new never used, hand pump $120
November 19, 8:41am

Natural vs. synthetic
Most clothing for daily wear tends to favor some sort of natural fiber (excluding the 1970's Ron Burgundy type polyester suits from Anchorman), whereas outdoor clothing has progressed into synt...

In GEAR » Balancing vanity, utility, and economy
November 18, 4:36pm

Re: Serious problems with cell phone 911 call locations
After finishing a Point Reyes backpack in late 2010, I turned on my cell phone driving towards Fairfax CA and was shocked with a "no service" in the northern part of the Bay Area. Maybe...

In GEAR » Serious problems with cell phone 911 call locations
November 18, 10:50am

Re: Any Enigma Quilt Reports???
I received my 20F (reg, long) Enigma recently and used it this past weekend ...but the low was only in the mid- 30's. I was pretty hot and let the sides loose( but I sleep hot ... but I went t...

In GEAR » Any Enigma Reports???
November 18, 8:34am

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