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Luke Ludwig (ludwigl) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Minnesota
About Me I've been lightweight backpacking since 2003. My favorite outdoor playground is north-eastern Minnesota including the BWCA and Lake Superior. I also enjoy sea kayaking, canoeing, and outdoor photography.
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All Forum Posts by Luke Ludwig

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Northern Lites Snowshoes: 25" or 30"?
I am looking at purchasing a pair of Northern Lites Snowshoes. I have no experience snowshoeing and I want to use them on a winter backpacking trip in northern Minnesota (BWCA). I weigh 150 pound...

In Winter Hiking » Northern Lites Snowshoes: 25" or 30"?
January 07, 12:05pm

Insulation: Not Enough
I agree with the above advice on needing more insulation. Al, I would recommend bringing some form of non-down insulation (such as a Cocoon Pullover, 9 oz) since you will not have a sleeping bag or...

In Editor's Roundtable » John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
August 25, 3:58pm

Waterproof vs. Breathable shoes...?
That is good to know about the fragileness of the GTX XCR Exo construction. I figured as much, but was hoping it would last longer than the traditional internal liner. I think just knowing this i...

In GEAR » Shoes for the Rain
February 03, 5:46am

Waterproof vs. Breathable shoes...?
I'm trying to decide whether I should buy waterproof or breathable shoes. My baseweight is 7-8 lbs, however I've always used full leather boots (LL Bean), so switching to light shoes is the last t...

In GEAR » Shoes for the Rain
February 02, 9:08pm

Re: testing
waiting 30 seconds between posts... must be a spam guard thing?

In User Test Forum » test
February 02, 8:39pm


In User Test Forum » test
February 02, 8:37pm

All Reader Reviews by Luke Ludwig

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Sierra Designs Orion AST 3 person tent
Over the course of 6 years, two sections of a tent pole have broken, both cases which were completely the fault of the user. Both times I mailed the poles in and Sierra Designs replaced the pole sect...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 07, 10:53am

The first time I used the Cloudburst TarpTent, my friend tripped over one of the side guylines in the morning, causing an 8-inch rip in the silnylon. I emailed Henry Shires asking advice on repairing ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 07, 10:47am

Six Moon Designs
I have the Starlite pack. A plastic piece broke that connects the shoulder straps to the rest of the pack (provides torso adjustment feature). Ron Moak at Six Moon Designs quickly sent me two new meta...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 07, 10:42am

Six Moon Designs StarLite
This was my first frameless pack which I bought during my transition to lightweight backpacking. I have used this pack for several years now on more than half a dozen trips totaling over 300 miles, i...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 07, 10:33am