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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
CountryUnited States
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Where Should a Backpacking Teacher Live
Teaching is in many ways the perfect job for me, I enjoy the kids and I get the summer off to go play in the mountains. However I would like to be a bit closer to mountains and/or family. Her...

In Chaff » Where Should a Backpacking Teacher Live
January 24, 7:15pm

Re: Kelty packs
"It's too bad that no one makes simple lightweight frame packs any more. A new version that was narrower so it didn't restrict arm swing while walking, and was less tall so it didn'...

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 22, 8:58pm

Big Bend Trip Report and Video
I just did a quick overnighter in Big Bend. I was trying out a GoPro camera so I made a short video of it Big Bend Video Here is the regular report and pictures One reason for this t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Big Bend, Chiso Mountains
January 21, 7:41pm

Samuel $349 would get you the frame, suspension and packbag to go on it. I just have a frame and belt, the rest I made. By the way I loaded it up for a Big Bend trip and decided I need a bigg...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 16, 3:23pm

Re RE Accidentally prepped for the zombie apocolypes
I thought about that a few times. Then it happened (well not the zombie apocalypse but I got to use my gear). After Christmas I flew back to Dallas then started driving home to Midland. Well I d...

January 15, 10:46pm

Got a Hero 4 Silver
After looking at everyone's input (and my bank account) I got a Hero 4 Silver today. Unfortunately none of the batteries are charged so I can't play with it yet! Anyway I'm hoping to ...

In Photography » Hiking/Rafting Specific Question for GoPro4 Hero
January 15, 10:03pm

Re Good Job
Thanks for the kind words Kevin. I'm pretty sure my shoulder straps aren't as strong as your's. For me that is an okay trade off since this is a small pack that won't be packing o...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 14, 3:48pm

Re routes
I was gung ho to try my raft but now I'm pretty sure I'll leave it at home even if I don't go with a non rafting partner. I can probably raft a bit faster then I can walk but I will ha...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
January 13, 9:18pm

Re unaweep confusion
Sorry Michael, yes I bought the frame and hipbelt by themselves. Unaweep doesn't normally list the frame but you could always call and ask. The talon refers to the black pocket on the pac...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 13, 7:42pm

Re Frame Curve at Base
If my scale is correct mine weighs 35 oz so about 7 or 8 oz over a Cuban Unaweep if I have the numbers right. Actually I understand Seek Outside is discontinuing the Cuban Unaweep.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 13, 6:50pm

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