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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 Troublemaker
"Then I realized I'd probably slowly go insane :)" I don't think there would be anything "slow" about it, it would be a headfirst dive into the depths of food deprive...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packing JUST a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
April 30, 10:48pm

Re Re July 3-9
Hope you don't mind my jumping in. I'm trying to work a similar trip into my summer schedule. Do you think the last week of June would be scary? I'm leaning towards a later trip, s...

In Packrafting » Packrafting trip ideas for a novice
April 30, 8:08am

Could be even lighter
Looks like its still a functioning "battle rifle" (although I doubt you'd really take that to war). For hunting I bet you could make it even lighter if it was single shot or bolt act...

In Other Activities » huntinglight? sub 4 pound centerfire rifle
April 29, 11:23am

Wind River Shelter
The Winds have been done with tarps and even poncho tarps but you might like the full coverage as others have mentioned. If you want a cheap shaped tarp the Golite Shangri la 2 is a good optio...

In GEAR » Tarp in the Wind River Range
April 28, 8:09am

West Texas
The Guadalupes don't get much love compared to Big Bend. But they are very nice in cool months. When other mountain ranges are snowed in they offer mountain scenery without the need for winte...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Epic trips in states that don't get the glory
April 27, 8:19pm

Gear
Doesn't look bad, the two heaviest items seem to be your pack and tent. Since you already own the pack you'll probably want to keep it. Actually I like the look of the pack. Personally I&...

In GEAR » Western USA Gear List
April 23, 8:19pm

Hike Longer
Hike till you are drop dead exhausted and it will be easier to fall asleep. Reading a book to distract yourself helps too. Solo camping scared me a bit, although not enough to stop doing it. A...

In Philosophy & Technique » Irrational Solo Fear
April 23, 7:58pm

Ideas
Not a bad list really, some items are a tad heavy but if you can't/won't spend tons of money you could have lots of fun with exactly what you have. Couple thoughts you can take or leave, r...

In Gear Lists » Beginners Gear List
April 22, 10:21pm

Re object
I don't know, a Texan that doesn't like sweet tea... what is the world coming too.

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 22, 10:03pm

Schools
I'm very familiar with both homeschooling and public schools. They both work for different types of people. I've worked with hundreds of homeschool kids and the vast majority of them ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 22, 7:07pm

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