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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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Re Re Re Re Re Staff Surivivrs
I can assure you that writing articles for BPL is not a lucrative thing, most probably do it more for the love then the money. I generalyl avoid "downward spiral" debates because BPL...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 04, 9:21pm

Re Re Wild Wolf
I did read that book as a teenager Bob. It was fun but I was disappointed to hear later that there was some evidence Mowat fabricated parts of the book. What a shame, he did enough interesting st...

In On the Web » Large Carnivores Getting Comfy in Europe
January 04, 5:34pm

Wild Wolve
My philosophical question would be how are European countries going to keep these wolves "wild" in the long run? I think a scenario is possible where the wolves begin to act like feral d...

In On the Web » Large Carnivores Getting Comfy in Europe
January 04, 5:15pm

Kids and altitude
My understanding is most people don't feel altitude till about 8000ft. That is when I start to notice it a bit. I don't think a night at 4000 ft. would help much but your basic plan of sp...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite August trip with kids 9 and 11 years old
January 04, 2:36pm

Wow thanks for the help guys, sorry I didn't keep up with the thread better, Christmas was crazy (I spent a good part of it stranded by an ice storm with no internet). To answer questions a...

In Photography » Hiking/Rafting Specific Question for GoPro4 Hero
January 03, 4:48pm

Re Pecos Wilderness Route help
As a rule of thumb I try to spend my first night no higher then 9000 ft. (and ideally a bit lower). That gives me time to acclimatize. The trouble with approaching the Pecos Wilderness from the no...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
January 03, 2:51pm

re xpac in cold
Dave has used xpac backpacks in Montana for a long time so I assume he would have discovered any cold related issues by now. Also the Seek Outside Paradox/Unaweep packs are often made of xpac and ...

In GEAR » xpac in the cold
January 02, 9:21pm

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

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