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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
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Re: 40 Pounds for 2 night Solo HELP me lighten it Please
".... Not a tall skinny guy... " for clothes; no problem as the lighter stuff tends to wear quicker. I have a discontinued snag resistant zip Tbut why would clothing makers make more ...

In Gear Lists » 40 Pounds for 2 night Solo HELP me lighten it Please
September 29, 10:42am

Re: How many folk backpack all year round.
Lightweight backpacking can be great in lower elevations of Arizona and the Southeast, but in the Rockies (or other high mountains) I don't like overnight soloing in deep snow with short days/l...

In Chaff » How many folk backpack all year round.
September 26, 8:35pm

Re: Undecided Grand Canyon trip
If you had a few more days I'd add Bright Angel CG/Phantom Ranch Tecate's to Will's itinerary ..

In Pre-Trip Planning » Undecided Grand Canyon trip
September 24, 7:07pm

Re: what weight baselayer for 3 season backpacking?
For 3 season or summers in the southern Rockies, I prefer a lightwt synthetic while hiking due to the ability to move sweat. I've found the lighter ones abrade over time under pack straps usin...

In GEAR » what weight baselayer for 3 season backpacking?
September 23, 10:33am

Re: South San Juan Wilderness: Elk Creek/CDT/South Fork Conejos
2d the great photos. Looks like Woodrats 1, Humans 0 ... I've had buddies with packs and even tents gnawed through by enterprising rodentia.

In Post-Trip Reports » South San Juan Wilderness: Elk Creek/CDT/South Fork Conejos
September 22, 12:28pm

Re: Solo-Plus Tent State of the Market Report
It is what it is but if I were in the market for a new shelter, having all the weights and stand-out features available in this review would make my job as a consumer easier. Not like BPL can ship...

In Editor's Roundtable » Solo-Plus Tent State of the Market Report
September 22, 12:21pm

Re: SEKI High Pass Loop 8/30 -9/3
Great pics. Some brilliant blue skies.

In Post-Trip Reports » SEKI High Pass Loop 8/30 -9/3
September 19, 2:03pm

Re: Maps and how to use them?
Maps can hide features within their contour intervals, so a smaller scale is often needed. Then more maps are needed which cost more money and they will not likely reflect trail maintenance (or th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Maps and how to use them?
September 19, 1:26pm

Re: Staying Dry in a Bivy Sack: Techniques for Managing the Moisture Balance ..
Timely article. Looking to reduce shelter and sleeping bag weights (have a WM currently); don't know if a bivy will factor into that or merely using a water-resistant shell for a sleeping quilt.

In Editor's Roundtable » Staying Dry in a Bivy Sack: Techniques for Managing the Moisture Balance Between External Precipitation and Internal Condensation
September 19, 1:00pm

Re: An Ultralight Philosophy Outside of Hiking
About the OP’s actual question: There's regs for dealing with government paperwork, data, etc.. and having worked data in the military in the ground forces in the 2000's, we stored (pas...

In Philosophy & Technique » An Ultralight Philosophy Outside of Hiking
September 19, 12:01pm

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