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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Started backpacking in 1998 - US with some global travel (Pacific, Europe, Asia, northern Mexico). Semi-retired from a govt type job working on the side. Here to hike more comfortably and maybe a bit furtherfaster while still stopping for scenery. Finished my 20F kit, .. starting on a 45F one (both interchangeable).

Gear list was for 3 days but made it almost as a "24-hour" adventure (like 25 hours) using the Z-pack
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For old tyme cotton pickin' too it seems ..
A reporter got this quote from Bundy (registered Republican who is now giving daily new conferences), published yesterday: “I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” ... ...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 24, 8:41am

Re: An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing
Neat except with some philosophy to boot. A fly-fishing buddy of mine mentioned cheap gear rom a discount retailer (yeah, that one) is how he started newbies (though he could afford a pretty expen...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing
April 23, 8:23pm

Learning curve
I prefer solo as it gives more options for regular old backpacking. My first solo attempt was in a drizzle, but a private landowner stopped letting hikers use a right of way. Returning in the dri...

In Philosophy & Technique » Irrational Solo Fear
April 23, 8:12pm

Re: 20-23 Days/Nights to Backpack...
If uncomfortable with pure desert, maybe the higher grasslands of New Mexico and perhaps lower altitude Colorado (see PMags post trip report)? Just look at trails with a perennial water supply an...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 20-23 Days/Nights to Backpack...
April 23, 2:12pm

Why reinvent the wheel?
I just gave Alex a link from some women who did a South American traverse (using REI sleeping bags augmented with insulate clothing) in her other thread and then called it a day. http://eathikes...

April 23, 10:27am

Re: Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 4
Storing everything while gone for so long makes sense but like the return plan (take over a lease as another family departs on their adventure).

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 4
April 22, 10:50pm

Apocalypse Cow (segment)
This is going to be the tough part about giving up 24-hr cable news cycle .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=W1SUt7Y7FSA Ed. maybe a tad harsh at the very end.. b...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 22, 7:30pm

Tres chicas South American traverse gear lists
Look at these women's gear lists traversing South America. What they did was pair a lightweight sleeping bag (REI type stuff - not the custom variable length quilts) with down pants, light fle...

April 21, 10:54pm

Re: WTB: Zpacks Arc Blast
What size? The Arc Blast is a framed pack with no real adjustments.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Zpacks Arc Blast
April 20, 10:46am

Starting a long adventure made simple
@ Jennifer et al: the quote in the OP says it all http://andrewskurka.com/2012/how-i-make-a-living-as-an-adventurer/ Q: What is just as effective as making money? A: Not spending money. It...

In Philosophy & Technique » How I Make a Living as an Adventurer
April 20, 3:34am

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