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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...), maybe 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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... Sierra Designs Light Year 1
If that's the 1999 double wall version, it may be real tight. The head is asymmetric but tapers off towards the foot. If the adult was small and the kid short ...it would be real tight. The ...

In GEAR » 2 people in a Sierra Designs Light Year 1
February 04, 7:00pm

New lighter on-road to off-road adventure bikes
http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-gear/gear-shed/cycle-life/GT-Grade-Carbon-Ultegra-Review.html PLUS 5 others. Making it possible for having one regular bike that could go off road (non-wi...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » New on-road to off-road adventure bikes
February 04, 10:35am

Re: Zimmerbuilt
Great packs. What are you using the top pockets for? (yeah, extra features add to the cost - was thinking of smaller, flatter pockets for mitt shells on a winter version of a Zimmerbuilt)

In GEAR » Zimmerbuilt pack
February 03, 9:42am

ended
sent to a site that rhymes with FleaWay

In Gear Swap » North Face Triumph anorak XL New w/tags
February 03, 9:28am

Yo-Yo of the PCT (#1 by female re: article)
Solo yo-yo of the PCT after her hiking partner and husband got injured: http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/a-walk-on-the-wild-side-meet-the-first-woman-to-yoyo-the-pacific-crest-tra...

In On the Web » Irishtimes: Yo-Yo of the PCT (first by female according to article)
February 02, 1:59pm

Fuzzy fleece, constant changes, and the Michelin man
I'm pretty much done with wind-whatever soft-shells after they couldn't repair it. I did snowshoe a bit in the LW R4 and the temp was fine as it was just lightly snowing ... just did not li...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano Air™ Review - A New Genre
January 30, 10:31pm

Wind-bloc
Eric: My Wind-bloc LW R4 (less fuzzy than reg R4) had a decent temp range dependent on base-layer, but had to be constantly fiddled with. The Pata employee said great for resort slopes as a snowb...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano Air™ Review - A New Genre
January 30, 10:21pm

Patagonia lightweight travel pack
They made a minimalistic pack at 26L ($79 new though they are out of stock currently) that would stuff in its own smallish lid. Some daisy chains probably for trek poles. Do not want to overstuff...

In GEAR » City travel 30L packs?
January 29, 1:52pm

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

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