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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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Re: Another Alaskan weighs in.
Dave said "You're solo and that is a greater risk. You'll make less noise than a group, unless you really work at it" Yeah that is worth remembering, I practically bumped int...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Spreay 225g or 325g?
June 29, 2:58pm

Bugs and shelters
I think you'll be OK without the net. But I would carry the headnet and small bottle of 90-100% DEET just in case. I only spent one night above treeline so either tarp should work.

In Pre-Trip Planning » CT Mosquitoes?
June 23, 10:50am

Full Size or Two Small
I've heard plenty of stories of people emptying the canister on a bear, I always carry a bigger can. On a really remote trip I'd probably carry two cans (unless I had friends with their ow...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Spreay 225g or 325g?
June 19, 11:42am

Cool
Cool trip Mina! I love that area and it was fun to see pictures of places I've been. I liked your ideas for non-backpacking fun like the sandhills, I'll bet those kids remember it for a l...

In Editor's Roundtable » Taking It Up a Notch: Camp Fire Teens Face the Weather at Guadalupe Mountains National Park
June 11, 4:43pm

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

inflatable
I have seen inflatable PFDs on Amazon.com 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

bugs
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

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