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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. Debating whether to go 2 weeks or more. Lightening up but with an eye towards toughness and hiking convenience (secure drying on the trail. quick set up, etc...)
I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
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Changing spring conditions (sun to snow)
During spring, one can encounter a clear trail on the south side of a slope but snow obliterated trail on the north side. I've postholed a trail in front of a group of women but a little worri...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Changing spring conditions (sun to snow)
October 25, 10:09am

Re: Eugene Smith is a Beast
Congrats are in order. That area is a beautiful place for a hike ... or trailrun.

In Other Activities » Eugene Smith is a beast
October 25, 10:05am

Re: Worst backcountry meal ever?
Finding salty water at an out of the way watering hole in a corner of Big Bend NP (TX). That was some horrible oatmeal in the morning, not to mention salty hot chocolate and coffee. Should'v...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Worst backcountry meal ever?
October 24, 6:49pm

Organic ultralight and "waterproof" cotton
In response to one of the above post, the Army was working on silicon encapsulated cotton for a rainjacket as their Gore ECCWS system is pretty heavy for their latest layering system. Didn't s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Organic Ultralight Anyone?
October 24, 12:15pm

Re: Mac spreadsheet
I use Excel on my Office for Mac with compatibility check (I'm currently a Powerpoint ranger)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What have I been doing?
October 24, 12:09pm

Sheriff: Hiker mistakenly shot by Ore. bear hunter
There's no excuse for this although it was a tragic accident. Though the vast majority of hunters are pretty careful, I prefer hiking the National Parks and a few select forests during hunting...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sheriff: Hiker mistakenly shot by Ore. bear hunter
October 24, 12:07pm

Running out of gas
I'd go with a combo of simple sugars and complex carbs in normal weather (like the granola bar suggestion above), though I'm partial to a chocolate brownie sometimes..

In Philosophy & Technique » I Ran Completely Out of Gas
October 24, 12:04pm

Scene of the crime
Don't assume a bunch of irregular fighters or even a mob has a formal debriefing session with an intel officer like western militaries. I imagine the rebel leadership wanted Gadaffi alive if o...

In Chaff » The events of Oct. 20 in Libya
October 24, 11:57am

Football Lovin Ultalighters
Being originally from the frozen tundra, I'm partial to the northern teams myself (Go Green Bay, Go Detroit) but don't forget Canadian football.

In Chaff » Football Lovin Ultalighters!
October 23, 8:08pm

Your Worst Trip - Santa Fe thunderstorm
Almost electrocuted by lightning at 11,000 ft in the Pecos Wilderness about Santa Fe, NM about 4 years ago. A large PM thunderstorm approached while I was on the trail and , after feeling a buzzin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Worst Trip
October 23, 2:47pm

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