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Luke Schmidt (Cameron) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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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How to lie with statistics
My brother found a book title "How to Lie with Statistics" (I'll be a cynic and guess its probably a bestseller in D.C)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alone in a vast Alaskan wilderness, seven teens fend off a grizzly bear—then try to stay alive
January 06, 9:33am

Re Re Re Thankful Thread
Good idea Travis I'm thankful that... I went through experiences that were tough at the time but they made me a stronger person in the end. I live in a country that for all its fault...

In Chaff » The Thankful Thread
January 06, 9:28am

Statistics
You can easily compare the probablity that a person in Montana will diee in a car wreck vs. a bear attack by dividing the number of bear attacks and car deaths by the population of the state (accou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alone in a vast Alaskan wilderness, seven teens fend off a grizzly bear—then try to stay alive
January 06, 9:14am

Re Guns
Ben guns have been a hot topic around here at times so I won't repeat those threads. Regardless of what you think of guns most knowledgeable people would now argue that bear spray is actually ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alone in a vast Alaskan wilderness, seven teens fend off a grizzly bear—then try to stay alive
January 06, 9:02am

Re Re Weight Pinnacle
LOL Miguel I love that idea! We joked about helium packs once but your truly took that idea to a new level. Also its good insurance against bears. No more arguements about guns and bear spray, j...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 06, 8:56am

Re Miguel
Okay Miguel I think I understand you a bit better.

In Chaff » US only medical conditions
January 05, 9:46pm

Re Re Peace
I don't think Americans have a problem with humor if we know thats what it is, miscommunication perhaps?

In Chaff » US only medical conditions
January 05, 8:48pm

Whats in my pants pockets
A bit off topic but... I got to think one day in Colorado that with my backpacking gear I could survive pretty much anything nature could throw at me. What would really be bad though would be if ...

In GEAR » What do you put in the pocket?
January 05, 8:08pm

Re Re Why we're scared of bears
Good points David. I agree you think you're in control of your car (or kayak or whatever) and thats why you feel safer. That actually might make these activities more dangerous for a lot of p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alone in a vast Alaskan wilderness, seven teens fend off a grizzly bear—then try to stay alive
January 05, 8:04pm

Re Re
"I dunno. It might be the thought of being eaten alive and torn the shreds by a 500lb animal with huge teeth and claws. lol...Us humans are just afraid of animals. Snakes, spiders, sharks,etc....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alone in a vast Alaskan wilderness, seven teens fend off a grizzly bear—then try to stay alive
January 05, 7:53pm

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