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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
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Light Options
I went through a similar search recently. Best options under 3 pounds would be the following 1. Seek Outside Paradox Unaweek - I have not personally used this one but people more knowledgeabl...

In GEAR » "Light" weight backpack to carry 40-50 lbs
August 12, 12:21pm

Re T bar
You can (carefully) bend the frame back to where you don't feel the T-bar. The frame is removable btw.

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
August 08, 1:28pm

Good Shoes
I wore a pair packrafting in the Bob this summer. I liked the traction a lot better then my Altra Lone Peaks. Only bummer is the tops wear through pretty fast. At that price though hard to beat.

In Gear Deals » Merrell Ascend Glove $39.93 from Amazon (Prime eligible)
August 08, 9:06am

Re Re Bobwhite Packraft Loop
It was definitively a great loop and thanks to Dave for putting it together. A very good learning experience for trips I did later. I'll try to post pics later.

In Post-Trip Reports » Bobwhite Packraft Loop
August 01, 3:27pm

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

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