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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.
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I don't know how into pack making you are but Gossamer Gear sells the aluminum frames that they put in their packs. They are U shaped and prebent.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backpack for a Small Scout
February 28, 8:43pm

Tad you're cranking out some great "How To" articles! I like it, we need more like this! I love those diagrams. Unfortunately we have shortage of snow where I'm staying (Texas)...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Igloos
February 28, 8:36pm

Extras in hot weather
If its warm I'd at least bring spair underwear, changing seems to help with chaffing in hot weather. I have a mesh synthetic shirt. It seems to hold in less oder than a noraml synthetic shi...

In GEAR » How many changes of clothes do you bring?
February 28, 8:31pm

For beginners
Nathan I'll second the motion that you buy Andrew Skurka's book. Its pretty good. In the meantime here are my ideas. Start with the "Big Three" which are your pack, sleepin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Does anyone have a Gear list for beginners
February 28, 8:26pm

Group Dynamics
Good article. I like the honesty in going into group dynamics. Its frustrating when you can't achieve a goal because of a partner but I always say the friendship is more important than the de...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking Hells Canyon Rim to Rim
February 28, 8:12pm

Re Pack sizing, This would be great for Scouts
Thanks for the new info. Your choice in packs makes more sense to me now. Edit - I just thought of another thing with WP/B raingear. Even if $200 raincoats did work as advertized a lot people...

In Editor's Roundtable » Andrew Skurka's The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Book Review
February 27, 10:57pm

Re Re Why not Texas
Andy some areas of Texas aren't going to have a lot of hikers but some will. I know Dallas the best but it seems there are lots of hikers there. Most of them go up to Arkansas or to Colorado ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Skurka's upcoming slideshows & clinics
February 27, 3:45pm

Cool Website!
Thanks for posting it Ron. All I need is another internet website to spend time on:) Wow 6000 miles for a Burn, I'd call that long lasting! I think Balls said he'd put about 4000 miles...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Check out this Website!
February 27, 3:32pm

Pack Question
You might be right David, hopefully he'll give us his take in more detail at some point. From comments in the book it sounds like Andrew finds hipbelts constricting for active hiking. He'...

In Editor's Roundtable » Andrew Skurka's The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Book Review
February 27, 3:29pm

Re H&R Handi
Good idea. Also check out the Thompson Center Contender with an aftermarket folding stock. Could be quit light and also very easy to pack around. If you wanted to do the paperwork a SBR version ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Ultralight hunting"
February 27, 10:52am

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