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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
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Re Shocked
I've started to like synthetics more for the reasons Matthew has listed. In his book Andrew Skurka also mentions that he thought the MLD quilts held up a bit better than other synthetic quilts...

In GEAR » MLD spirit 28 size when compressed?
March 03, 9:19pm

Overbags etc.
Lawson I agree that synthetic is great for warmer weather. My old BPL 60 quilt is great for warm weather hiking in VA. My brother had a down bag with a similar amount of loft and he seemed to get...

In GEAR » Synthetic Quilts and Sleeping Bags
March 03, 5:57pm

Re Re Synthetic Quilts and Sleeping Bags
> After using down for 4 years on long trips and dealing feather clumping a lot I have started to prefer synthetic as well sounds like that was a poorly made down bag, never had those problem...

In GEAR » Synthetic Quilts and Sleeping Bags
March 03, 11:00am

Still there
Bump its still there.

In Gear Swap » FS. Mountain Laurel Designs Burn
March 03, 9:37am

Re Re Sierra Designs
Thanks for the info Jerry. I'll keep that in mind when its time for a MYOG project. The great thing is you save a chunk of money making your own as well.

In GEAR » Synthetic Quilts and Sleeping Bags
March 03, 8:59am

Sierra Designs
Just saw the Sierra Designs Lazer 30. At 2 lbs. 5oz. it looks pretty good. A question to consider would be whether there is room in it to layer on extra clothing. I like Synthetics too. I hav...

In GEAR » Synthetic Quilts and Sleeping Bags
March 03, 8:31am

Void
I think there is a bit of a void. There are lightweight down mummies but there doesn't seem to be much effort at a synthetic 3 season mummy. I use a BPL Quilt at 23 oz. I add a bivy to con...

In GEAR » Synthetic Quilts and Sleeping Bags
March 02, 11:32pm

Bear Canisters etc.
Christ I have not done the PCT but a couple thoughts come to mind from experiences elsewhere. 1. What's your plan on bear canisters in the Sierras? I mention this because I've seen so...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Critical Skills for PCT?
March 02, 11:13pm

Bivy
I never, ever camp without a bivy regardless of the size of my tarp. Here's my reasoning. 1. Bivies keep out the wind. No matter how roomy my tarp is it won't keep a cold wind off me. ...

In GEAR » Tarp Size?
March 01, 6:36pm

Hipbelt
I wouldn't worry about it. I think there's enough there it should last just fine. Golite has a warrenty too I believe.

In GEAR » Jam Hipbelt
March 01, 6:21pm

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