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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
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Mortgage interest deduction extended to yachts
The U.S. mortgage interest deduction is extended to yachts. Note it probably doesn't help that couple buying a starter home: http://nytimes.com/2014/03/27/opinion/kristof-a-nation-of-takers...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 29, 9:27am

"North Face Triumph anorak XL New w/tags"
ended see other posts

In Gear Swap » North Face Triumph anorak XL New w/tags
January 29, 8:54am

ended
Art: Bought it new about a year ago, maybe 1.5 yrs from REI, I believe ... could have been Summithut in Tucson. ended // see others

In Gear Swap » North Face Triumph anorak XL New w/tags
January 28, 1:16pm

Re: Getting away from shells
Depends on the circumstance. After overheating in a Pata H2No Torrentshell the previous day, I went up over a 13k pass during a decent rain wearing no shell, just my REI Sahara and merino 1 short ...

In GEAR » Getting away from shells
January 28, 12:23pm

North Face Triumph anorak XL New w/tags
Black North Face Triumph anorak NWT (XL 6.5 oz) sent to a site that rhymes with FleaWay ... if interested,

In Gear Swap » North Face Triumph anorak XL New w/tags
January 28, 11:51am

Re: 3-4 day hike in Rockies
Many loops in the Weminuche wilderness near Durango with Vallecito, Highland Mary THs, ... or take the train to Chicago Basin or Elk Ck. Just above it is the umcomprehage ("Big Blue" on ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3-4 day hike in Rockies
January 28, 11:22am

Re: MYOG Lightweight tent full build.
Looks sweet for about 600grams. What's the storm rigging plan (if you can share it)?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Lightweight tent full build.
January 28, 8:13am

Get the Pata's quick
Pata ended their relationship with their shoe maker

In GEAR » What hoe am I looking for?
January 28, 6:18am

529 party is over (but there's still 401,403,IRAs,FBI,CIA,EPA,etc..)
Obama is scrapping the 529 proposal since Nancy Pelosi told him it wasn't popular: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102355633 There's still a whole lotta issues out there up for negotiation thi...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 28, 6:01am

Re: Re: Patagonia R3 Hoody
Looks nice but what will it weigh with the hood? My original R3 jacket from 2000 with the grid fleece came in at 23 oz. whereas last years high loft came in at over 16 oz (again jacket, not hood...

In GEAR » OR 2015
January 27, 5:18pm

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