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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.
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Make the First Trip Fun
If the 7 year old is interested in camping great! But I'd suggest a tent that everyone shares at first. That way he'll feel nice and safe and have fun. Later on you can introduce tarps o...

In GEAR » Okay, so here is the new scenario.....(family and solo backpacking)..what's the perfect set-up?
July 24, 6:51pm

Bugs
Just got out and bugs were bad at times but manageable with some DEET and long sleaves.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bob Marshall South Fork Hiking / Fishing
July 19, 4:23pm

APA Packraft Roundup
This past weekend the APA (American Packraft Association) held their first packraft roundup at Big Creek Campground near Glacier Park, Montana. Day 1 Swiftwater Rescue Swiftwater Rescue soun...

In Post-Trip Reports » APA Packraft Roundup
July 19, 9:12am

Here is what I have
I have a Bear Den 1 made of .75 Cuban with the extended beak. Total weight is about 14 oz, you could buy a separate inner net for it (don't have one). I got it in a trade and like it but alre...

In Gear Swap » Sell me your shelter! (1-2 person)
July 18, 12:48pm

Canyoneering Packs
HMG might make a pack out of Cordura for an extra fee. Won't hurt to ask. Also Chris Zimmer made me a very nice single stay pack that could have worked for canyoneering if made of heavier fab...

In Editor's Roundtable » Technical Canyoneering for the Ultralight Backpacker
July 02, 11:32am

Might Work
If we brought legitimately wild grizzlies to the Sierra's they'd probably reduce the local black bear population. That might actually solve some problems. Wild grizzlies that mind their o...

In On the Web » Returning grizzlies to the Sierra?
June 29, 2:18pm

Both Wrong
Conservatives seem to think global warming doesn't exit, they're wrong imho. Many liberals seem to think a few tweaks like a carbon tax and getting people to car pool will have a meaning...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 26, 5:07pm

Pacific Creek Report and Question
I've been practicing packrafting on the lower 5 miles or so of Pacific Creek. I hiked into the Teton Wilderness and put in at the confluence of Gravel Creek and Pacific Creek. It was a good r...

In Packrafting » Pacific Creek Report and Question
June 26, 3:55pm

A Cheaper Option
Not sure if its what you want but the Nikon Coolix 310 is cheaper and takes good pictures, noticeably better then other cameras I've used for similar shots.

In Photography » is the sony rx100 worth it?
June 11, 9:12pm

Hiking and/or Packrafting in Wyoming in June
I will be in and around the Greater Yellowstone area for June and most of July. If anyone is in the area and interested in doing a trip let me know. Mostly I'm going to be wildlife watching...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Hiking and/or Packrafting in Wyoming in June
June 10, 2:23pm

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