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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Started backpacking about 98. Semi-retired from a govt type job working on the side. Here to hike more comfortably and maybe a bit faster iot experience scenic hikes. Done with my 20F kit, .. starting on a 45F one (both interchangable UL to semi SUL whatever that is).

Gear list was for 3 days but made it almost as a "24-hour" adventure (like 25 hours) using the Z-pack
Statethe West is the Best
CountryUSA
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Shotgun?
@Ernie - Shotgun? Might as well be really prepared then. Bring a pistol too for close-in work, cleaning kits for both, and wear your body armor/helmet constantly (as it simply won't do if the ...

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
August 31, 5:34pm

Re: Re: Zooms ... Lightweight Mid-Height Trail Shoes State of the Market Report 2011
....I hiked a couple seasons in Nike ACG Air somethingorother .... @ Rick: Nike Air Tallac Zooms. Great lightweight boot and they were tough to find from the get-go. Bought a pair and wo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Mid-Height Trail Shoes State of the Market Report 2011
August 31, 10:06am

Re: Re: Re: Re: How come I see water disinfectant but not filtration in gear lists?
Weight but after a filter shattered while I was using it, disinfecting is my primary method, Luckily my buddies let me use their filters on the trip my filter went kaput but after that, I will car...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How come I see water disinfectant but not filtration in gear lists?
August 31, 9:48am

Expiration date on hiking?
Read a trip report on another forum on a recent retiree not completing a dream trip due to physical ailment despite top-notch lightweight (though not UL) gear. Similarly, I've personally seen ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Expiration date on hiking?
August 30, 11:28am

Re: Re: Camelbak Elixir
@Rick, IIRC the Elixir is designed to come out of hydration bladders relatively easily since there's no sugar.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Drink mixes for hot weather
August 30, 11:20am

Re: Re: Invisible hand is the other force
We as humans are designed to breed - and breed often.. Don't forget human collective behavior can be measured in economics (the "invisible hand" as per Adam Smith). In agricultura...

In Chaff » Where do you draw the line and how do you get your point across?
August 29, 8:55pm

Re: wind
What about bear and pepper sprays in the wind? .Black bears (specifically) I have run into have been pretty silent in the forest, and have usually crossed my path from thick brush with barely a sou...

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
August 29, 3:15pm

Re: no answer
.....I personally don't take well when a clueless busy body attacks me, touting some regulation that may or may not make sense in a particular case. If they want to have a conversation with me ...

In Chaff » Where do you draw the line and how do you get your point across?
August 29, 11:34am

Re: Solo Wilderness Security
Solo Wilderness Security Posted 08/29/2011 05:51:36 MDT by Stephen Mullen (stephenm) I am moving to the US shortly from Europe and this is the one item that really scares the crap out of me whethe...

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
August 29, 10:38am

Who draws the line..?
In the US, the govt through our elected representatives write the laws and our administrative agencies interpret and enforce them (for backpackers, our National Parks, Forest Service, BLM, or the s...

In Chaff » Where do you draw the line and how do you get your point across?
August 29, 10:13am

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