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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Started backpacking in 1998 in my early 30's- US with some global travel (Pacific, Europe, Asia, northern Mexico). Semi-retired from govt type work, now working 2-3 contracts per yr, trying to keep summer and winter free to backpack, mountain-bike,snowshoe. Here to hike maybe a bit more further, faster while still enjoying scenery, as I still haven't discovered the fountain of youth. Have a 20F kit, .. starting on a 45F one, maybe a deeper winter one (all interchangeable) need to update gear list.
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StateNM
CountryUSA
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Re: Wet and Cold Temperature Tolerances?
All I know is southern Rockies, June, 11,000 ft, my feet in regular trail runners were damp and cold at the end of an overcast day with on again/off again showers .

In GEAR » Wet and Cold Temperature Tolerances?
January 12, 3:03pm

Re: Toll roads
Texas has had some toll roads leading to the more affluent northern 'burbs of Dallas, Houston, and Austin for awhile, although they just put in toll lanes on the international bridges leading ...

In Chaff » Editorial on Occupy Wall Street
January 12, 2:57pm

ATP
Adenosine tri-phosphate used in muscle and other cells. Having a metabolic problem like diabetes obviously requires a physician, who will attempt to have the patient control insulin and carbohydra...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My Paleo
January 08, 7:26pm

Re: Where is all the energy going..?
@ Jerry et al: "So where is the energy going to?" I have never heard anything about the amount of calories that go through the digestion system unprocessed. Is it because we have a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My Paleo
January 08, 5:28pm

Re: Life expectancy of down sleeping bags
Christine has hiked more Aussie trails than most Aussie hikers and more US trails than Us hikers... Franco Yes, I just started reading Christine's blog this morning and it's a wealth ...

In GEAR » Life expectancy of down sleeping bags
January 08, 2:38pm

Re: Life expectancy of down sleeping bags
Having a similar issue with a Mountain Hardware Phantom 40 down bag (800-fill) used as a quilt (with a sleeping bag liner but - add- exposed to pretty dirty Central Asian air) continuously for abou...

In GEAR » Life expectancy of down sleeping bags
January 08, 2:08pm

Re: Is cotton best in hot weather?
In the desert summer sun, the evaporative cooling effect goes from being a negative to becoming a positive, so yes. Think Eugene had the right term for synthetics under hot, sunny conditions - sti...

In GEAR » Is cotton best in hot weather?
January 08, 9:26am

Re: Help with planning a southern Utah trip in early June?
Zion in early June was hot on the mesas but cool in the canyons. A day trip up the narrows shouldn't require a wetsuit but you will need a stout hiking pole, good shoes with mesh as they will ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help with planning a southern Utah trip in early June
January 07, 11:22am

Minimalism with new technology
Just some thoughts as I will need to minimize for a move soon and frankly, stuff breaks down over time if used, moved, or even stored. Mostly the 2d Law of Thermodynamics meets planned obsolescen...

In Philosophy & Technique » Minimalism
January 07, 8:28am

Re: Grand Canyon Rim to Rim- Campground Reservation Questions for the Experienced
Yes more than 1 tent per site is allowed and you have to have the permit holder with the permit. In the corridor, 4 of us male solo backpackers were able to fit each of our individual 1-2 person t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Rim to Rim- Campground Reservation Questions for the Experienced
January 06, 8:21pm

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