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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 Re RE Frame
Dave it depends on how I position the hipbelt (high or low grommet). In that picture the frame is a bit tall but the pack has no real weight in it. With 40 pounds in the pack it sinks down a bit ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 13, 7:41am

Packrafts
I believe I saw a Alpacka on packrafting.org for sale, they tend to go fast but you might check that out.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Packrafts! Yukon Yak and Alpacka Size
January 13, 5:30am

Re Frame
No its the Unaweep frame, they both curl back a bit, probably to get the frame out of your way as you walk.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 13, 5:28am

Re Re Re Wilderness Backpacker
Beyond the police my question would be why was this poor guy left too his own devices anyway? My feeling is he would have gotten in trouble with the police or someone else sooner or later.

In Chaff » Cops will face charges for killing wilderness backpacker.
January 12, 5:54pm

Re Re Re Re Re Pecos Wilderness Route help
"Luke : thanks for the idea of caltopo. I never even knew that existed. My production at work today is now shot :)" It gets worse... Check out "export" you can put the route...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
January 12, 10:39am

Research before buying
I can't speak to this situation but something seems too good to be true here. Those cheap five fingers were a red flag too me. For a while counterfeit five fingers were a major problem. Neve...

In Gear Deals » inovs for ~30-40$
January 12, 9:01am

Re Re Re Re Pecos Wilderness Route help
I can't tell you anything about that trail, I'd just try caltopo, should be pretty close. I've never done that area in May but it might be a bit early. You probably already know thi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
January 11, 8:29pm

MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
Dave posted a write up on his MYOG version of the Paradox Unaweep here I liked the idea so I got an Unaweep frame and hipbelt and went to work on my own version. I decided to start with a s...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 11, 8:20pm

Drooling over Caltopo
I'm excited abut some trips in Wyoming and Montana. My plan if all goes well is to take 20 pounds of food and disappear into the wilderness for 2 weeks. No resupplies, no road crossings, just...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where are you excited to go in 2015?
January 11, 6:05pm

MYOG
If a tent is what you're after I have a suggestion for something that MIGHT be within your skill level since you already know how to sew. Sew two pieces of nylon together for a 8 x 10 tarp. ...

In GEAR » Soooo, I need a job.....
January 07, 5:37pm

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