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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: Hikers shot and robbed in California
That's odd for a remote trailhead, and have never had an issue. One of these urban wilderness areas I caught 2 looking to break in when I returned (lucky it was next to a well traveled highway)...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hikers shot and robbed in California
May 20, 7:31pm

Re: Medical establishment appears divided on suction.
Not sure one could do ethical medical research on rattler bites on humans. The best way may be an analysis of snake bite victims who used the Extractor -- plus there's various heads for other ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Extractor Snake Bite Kit - Still Relevant?
May 17, 1:26pm

Rule #1 It's never nice to surprise a rattler...
Sometimes they do not rattle when startled ... here's a recent article from Backpacker about someone being bitten day hiking in Los Angeles : http://www.backpacker.com/out-alive-bitten-by-a...

In GEAR » Sawyer Extractor Snake Bite Kit - Still Relevant?
May 16, 3:49pm

ALS Re: News of Jeff Lowe
Sad to hear, ... remember some news of his climbs way back. The symptoms of uncoordinated hand movement were exhibited by a backpacking acquaintance of mine several years back who more quickly suc...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » News of Jeff Lowe
May 14, 8:14pm

No snow to mo' snow gear
Just a dusting of snow and think that will be "it" this year. Carrying snowshoes sounds like the best option so may get a winter pack with appropriate daisy chains in about a half year i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » No snow to mo' snow gear
May 14, 8:10pm

Re: Grand Canyon Royal Arch route
Nice but this time of year, got to watch the water especially going uphill.

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Royal Arch route
May 14, 9:18am

I like the customization that comes from US cottage makers personally, but my stuff has to be able to take hits from branches and thorns when those plants encroach on the trail (darn plants). I in...

In GEAR » Conscious gear buyer
May 14, 9:01am

Re: Roll top Zimmerbuilt
Robb - Thanks for your interest and it comes with a VX water bladder holder (tested with an 1.5L Platy) and central hydration port. the main body is approx 55 L (it can hold almost 3 REI Flash 18&...

In Gear Swap » Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21"
May 12, 7:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21" #1 and hipbelt sent
Just sent them in automated post ofc.

In Gear Swap » Zimmerbuilt frameless packs 21"
May 12, 7:20pm

http://www.adventure-journal.com/2011/10/how-much-time-outside-do-you-need/ Found an old article on the website FYI - thought it might be more appropriate here: ed. br.

In Philosophy & Technique » How much time do you need outside? Overnight, week(s), month(s), .. more?
May 12, 12:27pm

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