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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: map sources please
Here's the map I downloaded a little over a month ago, though check the rangers to see if the closure areas are in effect. There's also a logging order. I'll be there in a few weeks m...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Good Southern New Mexico Backcountry?
March 16, 12:37pm

Re: Spring Snow Trekking Gear List
Interesting, especially in the few clothing pieces vs. the multilayered clothing lists seen in other publications; still think most prefer having an above snow shelter system for more enjoyment in...

In Editor's Roundtable » Spring Snow Trekking Gear List
March 13, 8:14am

Re: Re: Re: Good Southern New Mexico Backcountry?
Bonito is mostly open but the trails and campsites south of there are closed (just looking at the latest maps). The Gila is getting some snow but the Rangers on the phone say there's not much ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Good Southern New Mexico Backcountry?
March 08, 5:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Very Prolonged
Additionally, there's another problem in poorer communities, such as on the border, in that the patient does not take all their prescribed antibiotics (saving them up for later to save money, d...

In Chaff » Is There a Doctor or Nurse on this Forum?
March 08, 3:46pm

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

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