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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Winter backpacking in the Sunbelt vs. snow-stuff in the Rockies ... decisions, decisions
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Re: Any feedback?
RJ's recent article on Editors roundtable on his trip to the Unitas has a little blurb (toward the very end) about the Alpine Houdini saving 2 oz. over the M10 and the breathability issue (just...

In GEAR » Alpine Houdini
August 27, 8:36am

Re: Zpacks Arc Blast
Had the current version of the ArcBlast (can't talk about the zero) and there was really no issue with true ultralight loads. I went up icy snow covered switchbacks at the top of the Grand Can...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Blast vs Zero
August 24, 8:05pm

SOLD: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
SOLD, ... will send pm

In Gear Swap » FS: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
August 24, 6:08pm

SOLD: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
Still didn't go through, so to clarify this pack has no load lifters, etc (did not really need them IMO)...only the shock cord lashing cross-crossed across the back $230 SOLD

In Gear Swap » FS: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
August 24, 4:23pm

ArcBlast 22" tall gray
Todd: pm sent

In Gear Swap » FS: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
August 24, 3:04pm

Re: FS: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
Bump now back at work - price drop

In Gear Swap » FS: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
August 24, 12:54pm

Re: Backpack portfolios
No pack for work. Main: I have a few Zimmerbuilt dyneema grid backpacks for backpacking with some related travel (22 in torso - volumes for 20F and 40F quilts) that blend lightweight and rugg...

In GEAR » Backpack portfolios
August 24, 11:30am

Re: Hiking Distance Estimates
About 2.5 mph trying to start at dawn, factoring in pictures and video, .... then getting in to inspect camp for previous occupant food waste/trash before dusk. About 30 min for every 1000 ft.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking Distance Estimates
August 23, 9:49am

Hawaii Re: Traveling light
Yeah, I go every so often for family trips and squeeze a BP in (mostly kona). Never had to wear much more than shorts in town, even higher elevations. On the Z-trail, I wish I had carried even le...

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
August 22, 4:21pm

Re: Back-at-the-car checklist?
Try leaving a window open for 2 nights out in Colorado rain after getting my parking permit from the ranger entrance (it only opens at 5 pm). Lucky my interior is designed to be wet..."off-ro...

In Philosophy & Technique » Back-at-the-car checklist?
August 21, 11:03pm

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