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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
StateTexas
CountryUnited States
My Website URLhttp://westtexasmountainman.wordpress.com/

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Texas?
I haven't got out to Big Bend but I love the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. From everything I've heard Big Bend is at least as good. You mentioned distance but there are a couple thin...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help! thoughts about a hike in late Dec-Jan
October 21, 8:59pm

Re Re Creeping Weight
I miss the innovation of trying lighter and lighter gear but some of the things I used to try weren't super practical, so I stopped doing them. Poncho tarps and super skimpy pads would be a go...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 19, 8:36pm

Like
I've thought for a while the main weakness of BPL was that so much talent was diffused all over the internet. There is nothing quite like BPL when it comes to gear reviews and technical articl...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Light's News Digest: No. 1
October 08, 9:08pm

Re Re Update
Yeah he definitely can cook! That is something I need to work on. He also made up an awesome song about a hole in his packraft when we were out there. Morgan if you're out there in digit...

In Post-Trip Reports » Packrafting the South Fork of the Flathead and West Fork of Sun
October 06, 10:20pm

Updated
Well I posted a TR here with a few more pictures and details to fill in the blanks for Tom. Morgan and I had an awesome adventure with rafts and a lack of good maps later on. That is going to be ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Packrafting the South Fork of the Flathead and West Fork of Sun
October 06, 9:40pm

Temperature
If I recall you lose more like 3.5 degrees for every 1000 feet so it will be a bit warmer then that.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Layering questions for winter hiking at altitudes above 9,500ft
October 05, 9:08pm

What are you doing?
It sounds like you will be doing some kind of guiding or outdoor ed. It so lucky you! IF you are taking a bunch of greenhorns out on trips chances are you will be way more fit then they will be an...

In GEAR » Down bag in SE Alaska?
October 05, 3:09pm

Packrafting the South Fork of the Flathead and West Fork of Sun
Packrafting is a sport I have wanted to do for a long time. I'd begun to ease into it gradually in the early summer but I had been very cautious. I've learned the hard way how quickly riv...

In Post-Trip Reports » Packrafting the South Fork of the Flathead and West Fork of Sun
October 03, 10:05pm

Re Re Beyond Our Boundaries
"I find it somewhat curious how few comments this entire series has garnered here." Maybe because you can also watch the videos (for a fee) on the toesalad.com website. I supported th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 16
October 01, 8:54am

Try This
I had friend who did the Everglades but I don't think it was his favorite trip. I think he liked the Suwanee River a lot better. Lots of cool springs to swim in, alligators and pretty scenery...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking/Packrafting in the Everglades?
September 30, 7:51pm

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