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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 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

Re: Re: Re: First trip out west
If you go down into the Tetons the Gros Ventre Campground is less likely to fill up, I camped there last minute a couple times. If it does fill up you can drive 30-40 minutes to NF campgrounds or ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » First trip out west
May 16, 11:17am

Re: First trip out west
I think you're going to love it whatever you do. PM if you want, I am hoping to actually be in the Thorofare area in June. That is probably a bit early to go so I'll probably beat you the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » First trip out west
May 13, 8:20pm

Yellowstone Area
Since I'm a teacher I've spent the better part of two summers in the Yellowstone area and there is still stuff I want to do there. You can do a lot in 2 weeks but you can't do everythi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » First trip out west
May 13, 9:23am

Re: Re: Wow
Thanks for the report, I wish I'd known about it last year when I was in the general area and had a new raft to try out. Renting a packraft for a short trip is a cool way to try the sport ou...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mee Canyon to Westwater, Black Canyons Wilderness (Backpack to Packraft)
May 10, 11:48am

Costs
How often to hikers in trouble get flown out by an Air Ambulance versus the National Guard or local SAR? I believe that changes billing a bit. SPOT and Delorma Inreach users have options to pur...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Air Ambulance Story Continues
May 05, 3:45pm

Re: Re: Overlaying trails onto google earth?
I think drawing a trail in Caltopo then using the "Export" button to make a KML file for Google Earth is your best bet. I've done it before and it is pretty cool.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Overlaying trails onto google earth?
May 05, 3:40pm

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