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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...), but also a bit 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 ...
CityThe Gila
StateNM
CountryUSA
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Mogollon Trail #153 (the Gila, NM)
With the recent warm spell (highs in the mid-70's), I did an overnight to Mogollon Trail #153 in the southern Gila. *WARNING: In summer the start of this trail is hot*. A 4WD is needed to cros...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mogollon Trail #153 (the Gila, NM)
February 25, 2:48pm

Re: Oy ...
Yeah man. When I posted, I just wanted to see if anyone had any info on the snazzy prototype pack..

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 25, 2:38pm

Re: Santa Fe
The main plaza still has many restaurants (including some microbrews) and all kinds of touristy shops but still kind of neat. Some are at the southwestern part of town where motels are (NM14 and I...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
February 18, 12:17pm

Re: Layering
I hike 99% of the time in a cotton t-shirt and running shorts.... Thought of this for deserts/dry summer forecasts but keep a light version of the 3-layer system in the pack

In GEAR » Layering System for Those Who Sweat a Lot????
February 18, 7:17am

Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
Apparently teaming up with Sierra Designs (not sponsorship) ... copy and paste in your browser: http://andrewskurka.com/2015/sierra-designs-partnership-designing-a-better-way/ Could lead to s...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 18, 5:23am

Poncho liner burrito and taco plans laid to waste
Which zine, ...? Been so long but they used to be in about every military surplus shop back in my broke days ('89-'91). Thinking the poncho liner sleeping bag was probably "the sc...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cutting it too light
February 17, 8:09pm

Re: Cutting it too light
I've underbagged it a long time ago. I was more a "long-distance day hiker" in '91 (start at dawn/get back to the truck at night for late night happy hour) and decided to try a r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cutting it too light
February 17, 7:00pm

The problem with thin layers ...
Yeah, I love just hiking in a long sleeve thin base layer, but thin base layers tend to wear out, so I've been thinking of cutting off the sleeves of a synthetic shirts if the sleeves wear out,...

In GEAR » Layering System for Those Who Sweat a Lot????
February 17, 11:19am

Da Pecos Bears...
I'd decently hang downhill (which is usually downwind when night falls) and there are trees. I've actually seen fairly large black bears in the Pecos in 99 (not your smaller versions found...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
February 17, 11:11am

Re: Layering System for Those Who Sweat a Lot????
Brand alert: Patagonia, REI, Westcomb, Prana, and Glad trash bags. I generate a lot of heat, so I usually can hold off on stopping for rainwear more than most. It's the insensible perspir...

In GEAR » Layering System for Those Who Sweat a Lot????
February 17, 7:48am

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