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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
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Bears
"not used to dealing with bears though" You might look up bear bagging techniques but don't worry much. If you're in grizzly country just stop in at a sporting goods store and...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best one week hike in lower 48
January 14, 8:46pm

People?
You were joking right when you said "a few hundred people a week?" Certainly on a popular trail in some areas but I know lots of places I'd only expect to see two or three per day.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best one week hike in lower 48
January 14, 8:42pm

Place to go
Well since you've done the Sierra's maybe you want to try the Rockies? Denver has a big airport but is a ways from their too good hiking so you'd still need transportation. There are ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best one week hike in lower 48
January 14, 8:39pm

Re dromadary
Bob a dromadary (spelling?) is a big soft water bladder. They seem to be popular with organized camping groups that tend to haul a lot of water. Its probably a good thing that you don't know ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Critique my University of Scouting dissertation draft
January 14, 7:59pm

Re aqua mira
Bob you obviously know what you're doing but one idea. Does your troop carry those big dromadary things for group water? I normally don't but one time we used one to carry some water. Th...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Critique my University of Scouting dissertation draft
January 14, 7:02pm

Re yes they left all their gear
Okay Bob let me rephrase that comment to "I highly doubt a scout troop led by adults with half a brain will get into a survival situation together." As far as the Ten Essentials go I...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Critique my University of Scouting dissertation draft
January 14, 6:46pm

May not have intended to say this but...
Interesting thoughts Nick. I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. Here's one thougth that stood out to me from your comments and thinking back to the article. What I read from r...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 14, 4:34pm

Great
THIS is the kind of forum (and article hopefully) that makes BPL great!

In GEAR » Wind Stress on Cuben
January 14, 3:13pm

Re troops in rescue situation
Ouch Bob thats sounds like a bad situation. They left their gear?!?!

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Critique my University of Scouting dissertation draft
January 13, 9:41pm

Some Ideas
Jason if you're on a budget Golite is currently having a big sale, but hurry I doubt it will last long. For someone in your position I would recommend their Pursuit pack instead of the Circuit...

In GEAR » Gear Primer for Newbies
January 13, 9:17pm

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