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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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Wilderness First Responder Training Question
I have been wanting to get my WFR certification. I first looked at the NOLS courses and they are expensive and hard to fit into my schedule. I did some hunting around and found a couple prog...

In Other Activities » Wilderness First Responder Training Question
March 18, 6:17pm

Golite Jam 70
First I think there is a mistake. The Jam 70 is a frameless pack, is has NO stays. My old version of the pack was tolerable at 25 pounds (I never tried more) but I found a frame was more comforta...

In GEAR » How Comfortable is a GoLite Jam 70 -- Really?
March 16, 2:01pm

Lashing
We built tents like this using a modified square lashing technique. A lot of people make this knot more complicated then it needs to be. What we did was easier and in my opinion plenty stro...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bamboo External Frame Backpack
March 16, 1:55pm

Here's a deal
I have no tent to sell but Six Moons Designs had some pretty good deals.

In Gear Swap » WTB Lightweight tent for $150 or less
March 16, 12:35pm

Gear Question
Just signed up for the swiftwater course. You guys think I should invest in a cheap wet suit? I wouldn't us it on most PR trips but I'm guessing we'll spend a lot of time in the water...

In Packrafting » APA Packraft Roundup, July 11-13
March 15, 1:51am

Pack and other things
Can you take things off the McHale? Looks to me like a lot of his packs have removable packets etc. Might save some there. I would get an Exped Lighting 60. They are starting to go on sale fo...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List - Need to lost 3-5lbs
March 14, 2:11pm

Bill in US Senate might open YNP and GTNP to packrafting
A bill to open rivers in Yellowstone and the Grand Teton to hand powered boats (i.e packrafts) went to the Senate. Interesting they have time for such a niche thing but its there. Here is the tex...

In Packrafting » Packraft Relate Bill in US Senate
March 07, 8:26pm

Just Got it FYI to you pack makers
I just got the pack and tried it in the house. I like it a lot. The only concern is with the curved hipbelt it fits lower then my old pack. Apparently curved hipbelts let the pack sit a bit ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
March 07, 4:54pm

Re Re Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
Roman the only thing wrong with the Exped was it was huge for most of my trips. My first Zimmer pack carried all my stuff comfortably and was only 36 liters. My Exped is 60 liters. I could have ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
March 07, 3:46pm

Re Re Smells Like Pepper Spray
How do you tell the difference between a black bear and a grizzly? Simple - just climb a tree If the bear climbs up the tree, pulls you down and eats you its a black bear. If the bear ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bears in Yosemite
March 05, 11:24pm

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