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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Started backpacking in 1998 in my early 30's- US with some global travel (Pacific, Europe, Asia, northern Mexico). Semi-retired from govt type work, now working 2-3 contracts per yr, trying to keep summer and winter free to backpack, mountain-bike,snowshoe. Here to hike maybe a bit more further, faster while still enjoying scenery, as I still haven't discovered the fountain of youth. Have a 20F kit, .. starting on a 45F one, maybe a deeper winter one (all interchangeable) need to update gear list.
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Re: Re: Re: Glacier NP, Texan, Bear spray and gunshot
Call me a skeptic but something a little fishy about the story. Bear spray has been shown to repel a Grizz off of a food source, so not sure of it "not working". It could be the attemp...

In On the Web » Glacier NP, Texan, Bear spray and gunshot
July 28, 5:21pm

Re: Safety in the backcountry
...In fact, the only times I've ever had problems with people was near a road or in an easily accessible camping area. Problems including inappropriate gun discharge /bullets whizzing over our...

In Philosophy & Technique » Safety in the backcountry
July 27, 6:30am

Re: WTB: Daypack
I have a REI flash 18 or 20 from last year that is a little excess (place to hold bladder, no pockets, but dual daisy chains). It is in good shape but the letterings coming off you're interest...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Daypack
July 26, 2:35pm

FS: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
SOLD (but leaving up details) Arc Blast Backpack (gently used on trails during 2 national Park overnights, Volume: 60 Liters , Color: Gray + Gray w/Black water pockets/netting/straps , Torso Height...

In Gear Swap » FS: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
July 26, 10:08am

Girl Scouts spotted
@Mike G: actually most of the large groups I've seen from the rugged desert mountains of New Mexico to the beaches of California's Point Reyes have been Girl Scouts (though once an all-gir...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Millennials and the Backcountry
July 25, 3:41pm


In Gear Swap » FS: Enlightened equipment enigma 40F reg/wide
July 24, 6:19pm

Re: Height
Matthew: My sleeping height goes to 6'4" due to always extending my feet- probably due to Achilles' tendon issues (i.e...I sleep on my tiptoes to relieve the days stress), ... standin...

In Gear Swap » FS: Enlightened equipment enigma 40F reg/wide
July 24, 5:09pm

Re: weight?
Joe - basic weight 14.9 oz

In Gear Swap » FS: Enlightened equipment enigma 40F reg/wide
July 24, 5:03pm

Re: The Updated Foot-Care Kit
Great little article and timely. Never had a problem with blisters after switching out of big boots but one should always be prepared I guess.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Updated Foot-Care Kit
July 24, 10:43am

Re: Re: Re: Executions gone wrong
According to the innocence project ....the few studies that have been done estimate that between 2.3% and 5% of all prisoners in the U.S. are innocent" http://www.innocenceproject.org/Content/...

In Chaff » Executions gone wrong
July 24, 10:08am

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