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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: What's your UL BOB List?
First class ticket to Hawaii. Patagonia Baggies shorts that double as swimwear. Think they make a Hawaiian shirt too. Seriously, the locals prefer pork and beef on an island surrounded by f...

In Gear Lists » What's your UL BOB List?
January 23, 3:22pm

Re: How I Make a Living as an Adventurer
His is a simple way if you enjoy long-distance backpacking (or minimalistic travel) as your sole adventure. There are other sports like bicycling, snowsports, etc... requiring equipment (and a p...

In Philosophy & Technique » How I Make a Living as an Adventurer
January 23, 8:58am

Re: "Mistaken for Strangers"
All: if anyone wants to hit the skyline trail over Memorial Day, I have a good buffer of days off on either side of the holiday.

In Editor's Roundtable » Mistaken for Strangers
January 21, 12:18pm

Re: How has the change been?
This turned into Chaff after I posted from "forum issues", somehow (jeez) -- not playing

In Chaff » How has the change been?
January 20, 11:17am

Wind shirt school
In my experience, the more breathable models are great when the conditions on windy, chilly, ... but sunny enough where a waterproof shell would be too hot. Say a clear, sunny Spring day in the so...

In GEAR » School me on wind shirts...
January 19, 2:44pm

Escape from is this years theme
Escape from the desert heat into the mountains when it gets to be about 90*F or above locally is a major motivation for me this year. Every year is a little different. January and it's alr...

In Philosophy & Technique » Is the wilderness or outdoors an escape or an engagement?
January 18, 4:12pm

Re: UL stowable backpack?
REI Flash 18 or Marmot Kompressor?

In Make Your Own Gear » UL stowable backpack?
January 16, 10:57am

Re: Virus from a water source?
Maybe the closer you are to human settlement that doesn't treat its sewage discharge (viruses like hepatitis).

In GEAR » Virus from a water source?
January 16, 9:03am

Re: Forecast your sex life for the year ahead
"The Great Divide in British Columbia...." I just got my passport renewed, Coincidence?

In Chaff » Forecast your sex life for the year ahead.
January 13, 12:43pm

Re: How do you store/organize your gear?
Might want to check out Mike C's new book where he has everything in one large cardboard box. Put in your vehicle and go. Might be good if you do not want to the neighbors knowing you are goi...

In GEAR » How do you store/organize your gear?
January 12, 3:49pm

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