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Luke Schmidt (Cameron) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale The WOODS
About Me Pursuing Christ, relationships, and adventure in that order. Nicknamed "Chief" because I grew up with a tribe of vegetarian cannibals on a small island off the coast of Iowa.
CityMidland TX
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boots vs shoes
Trail shoes all the way. My little brothers tagged along on some pretty rugged hikes in them. Just make sure they are sized right with enough toe room. Many kids get away with poor fitting shoes...

In GEAR » boots of trail runners for 11 year old.
May 29, 6:17am

Re: Re: Six Packraft Loops in the Bob Marshall Wilderness
Awesome report Dave, it was a privilege to visit a few of those spots with you last year. I'm hoping to take my brother down the South Fork this year. I'm thinking the White Wall Traverse...

In Editor's Roundtable » Six Packraft Loops in the Bob Marshall Wilderness
May 27, 5:49pm

I have seen inflatable PFDs on I think they where for snorkeling. I would not use them on real water but flat water maybe.

In Packrafting » Lightweight PDF recommendation
May 25, 3:32pm

It depends on where you are and how long you want to hang out in the tent. I never found the bugs that bad but I have NOT been in the Thorofare where they might be worse. I would bring a headnet ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yellowstone Bugs?
May 24, 9:04pm

ULA Options
I am almost positive I have heard of ULA adding custom straps to packs so that should be no problem, might take longer to get but probably very possible. I have not tried the ULA Epic but Ryan...

In GEAR » Looking for pack ideas
May 23, 9:53pm

Re: Voltaic for GoPro
Thanks for pointing me in that direction, I had not heard of Voltaic. The more I think about it the more I think the Apollo 2 will be less then ideal for my needs, for the weight I could probably ...

In GEAR » Solar Charger/Battery Combo for keeping a GoPro Camera working
May 23, 9:47pm

Re Looking for pack ideas
I have worked with Chris Zimmer and he does good work and he's pretty fast. Only downside is he will make what you ask for so make sure you plan it out carefully. Personally for your needs ...

In GEAR » Looking for pack ideas
May 23, 9:11pm

Solar Charger/Battery Combo for keeping a GoPro Camera working
I have a rather specific question about solar chargers for you electrical experts out there. I want to use a Gopro Hero 4 Silver to take videos of hiking and packrafting trips. So far I've ...

In GEAR » Solar Charger/Battery Combo for keeping a GoPro Camera working
May 23, 6:26pm

Re: Re: Sizing / Frame / Materials
I just finished another MYOG pack on the Unaweep frame. Circumference is about 40 in. So in befween the sizes. Personally I would go big in your case and get the 4400, definitely if you ever want...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
May 17, 9:54pm

Re: Tetons
Maybe get the Absaroka Beartooth wilderness map. That might be a good backup option. I have not done it but you might check the Teton Crest trail or the Teton High Route. Remember to budget tim...

In Pre-Trip Planning » First trip out west
May 16, 7:51pm

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