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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 My 2014 Backpacking Road Trip - Part 1
Ian my understanding is they were hunted to extinction there then reintroduced during the 1970s. In the late 70s or early 80s my grandfather went hiking there and saw them. Back then they were so...

In Post-Trip Reports » My 2014 Backpacking Road Trip - Part 1
August 18, 10:55am

My 2014 Backpacking Road Trip - Part 1
I'm a teacher so I spent much of the summer of 2014 on a road trip through the west with stops for backpacking trips, a WFR course, the APA roundup and more backpacking trips. Here is a li...

In Post-Trip Reports » My 2014 Backpacking Road Trip - Part 1
August 17, 4:06pm

Guadalupe Mountains
I think the lowest (and warmest) was Pine Springs TH at about 5800 ft. The "Bowl" is around 8000 ft. It could be a bit warm down low but it cooled off once you got up higher. I ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Exploring the Guadalupe Mountains and Pecos Wilderness
August 17, 2:31pm

Exploring the Guadalupe Mountains and Pecos Wilderness
I had a fun trip in the Pecos Wilderness over spring break. I've posted a trip report here A Bit Scared in the Pecos There are also quick trip reports on exploring the Guadalupe Mount...

In Post-Trip Reports » Exploring the Guadalupe Mountains and Pecos Wilderness
August 17, 1:51pm

I got one
I just bought one. This summer I was in grizzly country a lot and a couple of times it was pretty hard to find a good bear hang. I still prefer hanging the food way out of the bears reach. But in...

In GEAR » Ursack Approved by IGBC
August 12, 9:07pm

HMG Porter
I bought the 2014 version of the Porter 4400 when I realized none of my current packs could handle a packraft, PFD and five days of food. It works pretty well but the hipbelt doesn't transfer ...

In GEAR » "Light" weight backpack to carry 40-50 lbs
August 12, 5:20pm

Re Re Why Compromise
IMHO both the Lightning and the Unaweep are superior to the Porter. The Porter can carry 40-50 pounds but I don't feel the hipbelt transfers weight as well.

In GEAR » "Light" weight backpack to carry 40-50 lbs
August 12, 3:42pm

Re Re Light Options
Okay lets hold on a minute. The Unaweep is a big investment. If you already have a pack that can carry 40-50 pounds I might stick with it and do a couple trips first to make sure you know exactly...

In GEAR » "Light" weight backpack to carry 40-50 lbs
August 12, 12:29pm

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

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