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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 SLC - Inversion - Smog?
The smog is a good question. A friend of my family lived in SLC for a few years then moved to Colorado Springs to get away from the smog. Apparently it aggravated some type of lung condition.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
January 02, 3:15pm

How Much Weight
How much weight are we thinking about and exactly which Jam? I have a few thoughts but they might depend on model. Edit - So connection, or at least not too much slack between the hipbelt and t...

In Make Your Own Gear » BPL think tank on creating more structure/carrying comfort for a Jam pack
December 31, 9:12pm

More Nice Lists
Packrafting is sort of related to backpacking to I'd add Dave C, Tom, Moe, Forest, Doom and everyone else who spent their time making the APA Packraft Roundup and amazing event. Dave C. also t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » And now the Nice list
December 28, 5:12pm

Re Re Rain gear for the CT
I used rainpants on the CT and would not go without them BUT it was late in the summer, days were shorter and it was cold. On most other trips in warmer weather I've done okay with less. I...

In GEAR » Rain gear for the CT
December 27, 8:54am

Re June
Unless it is a truly epic snow year I think you could do all or most of the route by mid-June. Its possible there might be enough snow on the loop that you won't complete it, no worries just do...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness snow June 2015?
December 25, 1:24pm

Re Go Pro
Thanks Christopher, that is what I was thinking. I also haven't been able to figure out if the touch screen works with a water proof housing, none of the reviews seem to have mentioned that.

In Photography » Hiking/Rafting Specific Question for GoPro4 Hero
December 23, 8:17am

Hiking/Rafting Specific Question for GoPro4 Hero
I'm looking to upgrade to a GoPro Hero4 Black or Hero4 Silver. Price aside the main differences seem to be that the Black shoots higher res. video (with more options) and the Silver has a touc...

In Photography » Hiking/Rafting Specific Question for GoPro4 Hero
December 22, 2:04pm

Re Re Re Exped Lighting 45-60
Mine is still looking good after two seasons of use. When I have to carry heavy loads of water I reach for this pack every time.

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
December 21, 5:41pm

Re Re Long Distance Planning
I would agree drones have no place in the wilderness (either "Wilderness" or just wild NFS land) but you have me thinking Bob... What if drones delivered your resupply at a road crossi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Long distance planning ....
December 21, 11:48am

Hybrid System
I did a big chunk of the Colorado Trail in 2011 with mail drops. Turns out I needed a bit more food so I supplemented with shopping in some of the trail towns. But it was nice having 80-90% of my...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Long distance planning ....
December 21, 11:33am

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