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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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Glad to help a bit Shawn. You seem like you have a solid understanding of your gear. Hope you have a good time. Cachotopa Hills is probably the longest dry stretch but don't remember the fin...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado Trail Unsupported Gear List
March 14, 2:08pm

Re Comments
Good points. I believe the issue of bear spray running out was addressed in one of the old print versions of BPL. Ryan Jordan mentioned using the spray (I think it was Counter Assault) that laste...

In On the Web » Study: Guns not fool-proof against bear attack
March 14, 7:57am

Gear and Weather Thoughts
Shawn I was out on the trail from mid August to Early September. Here are a few thoughts. Over all it looks like a very solid list but here are a few thoughts. Shelter I'd be a bit nerv...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado Trail Unsupported Gear List
March 13, 10:07pm

Good write up David. Most of us probably haven't tried non-WPB raingear (except ponchos) so its good to remember it could always be worse. Thanks for the side bar on the DWR coating, I was ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Waterproof-Breathable Jackets: 2012 State of the Market Report
March 13, 6:56pm

Water shoes
Call me crazy but I wear socks inside my watershoes. Sure they get wet but they help keep my feet from chaffing when the shoes inevitably get sand or mud inside them. I use cheap polyester socks ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Footwear Options for Canoeing the Boundry Waters
March 13, 6:53pm

Very Nice
Looks very well done. I'll be interested to hear how it works out for you. All my MYOG packs have been frameless but I'm looking at making something similar with a frame in it.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben Hybrid Pack
March 13, 6:42pm

Re Reading
Interesting story (I'm not surprised that poltics was involved) but they didn't really say "no red meat" as far as I can tell. Where are the studies that actually said "don&...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Red meat is killing you
March 13, 11:16am

The other side of the arguement
Some of the Paleo type blogs are weighing in. Honestly I need to brush up on my High School biology before I wade into their arguments but they are out there if you want to look them up. No I'...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Red meat is killing you
March 13, 10:45am

Re Re Bias
To clear things up I said - "I'm pretty sure political considerations to cloud the judgement of the USDA at times BUT not always. Lots of people with unpopular theories say "the gov...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Red meat is killing you
March 13, 10:04am

I'll admit I have a bias, I really skeptical of things like this. I was skeptical when the Paleo diet came up, I'm skeptical now of the "no red meat." I'm skeptical for ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Red meat is killing you
March 13, 8:56am

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