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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 ...
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Re: Food in other countries
Hi Irena, One thing I noticed this summer hiking with BPL hikers and traditional backpackers is the variety of food in the US, mostly processed. This summer for breakfast, some boil fresh eggs ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food in other countries
September 03, 7:27pm

Re: Re: Tahoe-Desolation Wilderness Aug 2012
@ Chris: I got a permit that day with no problem en route from Sacramento and you need to camp in the zone you and the ranger decide on the first night. If I had to do it over again, I'd get ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Tahoe-Desolation Wilderness Aug 2012
August 28, 8:31am

Re: Near death experiences (or close calls) on the trail?
Almost hit by lightning one summer about 5 years ago. Retreated to a tree line as a storm rolled over and watched as the open area I left got hit.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Near death experiences (or close calls) on the trail?
August 27, 1:30pm

Re: A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 5: Filtration Methods
I definitely needed this update in the latest in water treatment. I'd gotten away from filters after a popular but now defunct brand's best seller shattered. Pressed down on the plunger a...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 5: Filtration Methods
August 25, 8:59am

Tahoe-Desolation Wilderness Aug 2012
This was one of my first backpacks back in 1999 but the film was long lost, so I've always wanted to return for pictures. This trip had to be done regardless of rain, heat, or bugs, thus the n...

In Post-Trip Reports » Tahoe-Desolation Wilderness Aug 2012
August 24, 11:00pm

Re: Romney/Ryan 2012
I think Jimmy Kimmel (late night comic) got it right. The American Presidential election will be a 2 billion dollar "Comedy Central" Roast of both Romney and Obama with all that money fl...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
August 24, 9:59pm

Machaca isn't always horse
Actually Machaca can be about any left-over meat (usually beef and chicken) mixed with egg, etc... Been eating Machaca weekly for about 20 years just north of Mexico and you can find the burritos ...

In Chaff » What if a stock animal goes down in the backcountry?
August 15, 3:35pm

"Black Range" Re: Gila east of Silver City
You are talking the Aldo Leopold ("Black Range") and it escaped burning except for a little bit at the base of McKnight (was there when it happened due to lightening in fact). Had a budd...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gila east of Silver City
August 15, 3:30pm

Like David, I seem to forget my spoon.

In GEAR » Do you carry redundant backups of critical gear?
August 14, 7:01am

Re: Romney/Ryan 2012
It's been the same system since the Reagan years, pro and con. You'd hope both parties would put together their better plans. Yes, Soc. Sec, Medicare, and state/muni pensions, need upda...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
August 14, 6:02am

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