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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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All Forum Posts by Hk Newman

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Re: An ultralight life?
Sounds like a plan, and a budget (or you can think of it as a "spending plan" is budget sounds too much like "diet" ) is always good - but balance #1 with #5 to keep a little em...

In Philosophy & Technique » An ultralight life?
February 01, 7:35am

Houdini new color
@ Peter: It's more of a light grey, if you ever saw their Alpine windjacket (discontinued), the grey is similar to that. I did not notice any shine under a regular light bulb and only a little...

In GEAR » New 2012 Patagonia Houdini
January 31, 9:13pm

New 2012 Patagonia Houdini
First thing (besides the new gray-silver color) that sticks out is the hood has undergone weight and bulk reduction from my 2010 version. No snaps that roll the hood into collar anymore. It may k...

In GEAR » New 2012 Patagonia Houdini
January 31, 8:56pm

Wrapping a tarp around you like a burrito
The Complete Walker described something like this in the shelter chapter under tarps - taunt tarps (Visqueen) and the "Visqueen burrito". Breathability and even breathing can be issues d...

In GEAR » Wrapping a tarp around you.
January 30, 2:41am

Re: Whats your favorite backpacking breakfast bar?
Blueberry Pop Tarts, secured in the bottom of my cook pot. Counts as a fruit serving, optimistically.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Whats your favorite backpacking breakfast bar?
January 27, 8:13am

Re: Clikstand T2 Alcohol Stove System Review
Wonder why they chose not punch a couple holes on the top so stabilizing rods can put through, forming a grill? Forgot which company sold a windscreen that had an integrated grill (think it wa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Clikstand T2 Alcohol Stove System Review
January 26, 2:21pm

Wet proof down
Assuming it works, it would be great but, as this is a coating, I wonder if there will be a significant weight penalty added to the down? Think it will be up to their sponsored athletes and tho...

In GEAR » baffled
January 26, 2:11pm

Spring fevah?
Not really. Either snow sports in the Sangres, roughing it on a trail that would be a piece of cake in the summer .. ... or taking it easy in Tucson AZ last week getting over the flu ... ...

In Chaff » spring fevah?! who's got it?
January 24, 9:36pm

Re: Durango, CO to Ouray, CO
I've traveled up the Animas north of Durango, though I came in at Purgatory, and there's a trail on the opposing bank from the Durango -Silverton narrow gauge train at least to Needles. If...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Durango, CO to Ouray, CO
January 23, 3:45pm

Re: What's your UL BOB List?
First class ticket to Hawaii. Patagonia Baggies shorts that double as swimwear. Think they make a Hawaiian shirt too. Seriously, the locals prefer pork and beef on an island surrounded by f...

In Gear Lists » What's your UL BOB List?
January 23, 3:22pm

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