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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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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

Re Re Great Idea
Doing MYOG can be fun but there is a learning curve. If you try to make a tarp, or a pack don't be surprised if you make a mistake and have to buy more fabric and do it again. Depending on th...

In GEAR » Soooo, I need a job.....
January 07, 11:57am

Re Re Re Re Re Staff Surivivrs
I can assure you that writing articles for BPL is not a lucrative thing, most probably do it more for the love then the money. I generalyl avoid "downward spiral" debates because BPL...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 04, 9:21pm

Re Re Wild Wolf
I did read that book as a teenager Bob. It was fun but I was disappointed to hear later that there was some evidence Mowat fabricated parts of the book. What a shame, he did enough interesting st...

In On the Web » Large Carnivores Getting Comfy in Europe
January 04, 5:34pm

Wild Wolve
My philosophical question would be how are European countries going to keep these wolves "wild" in the long run? I think a scenario is possible where the wolves begin to act like feral d...

In On the Web » Large Carnivores Getting Comfy in Europe
January 04, 5:15pm

Kids and altitude
My understanding is most people don't feel altitude till about 8000ft. That is when I start to notice it a bit. I don't think a night at 4000 ft. would help much but your basic plan of sp...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite August trip with kids 9 and 11 years old
January 04, 2:36pm

Thanks
Wow thanks for the help guys, sorry I didn't keep up with the thread better, Christmas was crazy (I spent a good part of it stranded by an ice storm with no internet). To answer questions a...

In Photography » Hiking/Rafting Specific Question for GoPro4 Hero
January 03, 4:48pm

Re Pecos Wilderness Route help
As a rule of thumb I try to spend my first night no higher then 9000 ft. (and ideally a bit lower). That gives me time to acclimatize. The trouble with approaching the Pecos Wilderness from the no...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
January 03, 2:51pm

re xpac in cold
Dave has used xpac backpacks in Montana for a long time so I assume he would have discovered any cold related issues by now. Also the Seek Outside Paradox/Unaweep packs are often made of xpac and ...

In GEAR » xpac in the cold
January 02, 9:21pm

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