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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 We had a couple pistols
Shooting a bear with a 38 is a bad idea. Getting your friend to shoot a bear with a 38 is a good idea Step 1 - Identify bear as threat Step 2 - Instruct gullible friend to stand in front of yo...

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, 7:51pm

Why we're scared of bears
I've been thinking about why people are so scared of bears compared to other things much more likely to kill them like lightning etc. I think its because bears are so unpredictable. You'...

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, 7:38pm

Looks Good
The only idea I would have to drop significant weight would be to ditch the tarptent or swap out your pack. Personally though I don't think the 11 pounds baseweight will be all that bad in a a...

In Gear Lists » My 2012 AT Thru Hike List
January 05, 8:57am

Re Another Question
I've never bought nice wool. Again I've found enough at thrift stores to get by (I mostly use a really, really ratty wool sweater). Because of the cost factor I suggest not spending a lot...

In GEAR » Suggestions on clothing?
January 04, 8:01pm

Irony
If that was ironic it sounded like things I've heard said in all seriousness. Shoulda been on guard. Oh the problems of internet communications... Problem is its winter and we have nothing b...

In Chaff » US only medical conditions
January 04, 7:52pm

PFDs
I don't have a packraft (yet, I can dream) but I have swam in whitewater with a PFD that was not adequately bouyant. Not fun. If you can't float on your back you can't float down riv...

In Packrafting » Christmas
January 04, 7:46pm

Other Cheap Ideas
I don't think anyone has mentioned thrift stores. You can find some killer deals there. I have a number of wool shirts and a down jacket my dad got me for $5 at a Goodwill. Here's how my...

In GEAR » Suggestions on clothing?
January 04, 7:39pm

Re Brian
Brian ADD can be classified as "inattentive" or "hyperactive" or both if that clears things up. I used to think we overdiagnosed and I still thing that happens at times but I a...

In Chaff » US only medical conditions
January 04, 5:22pm

Re Franco
"How long is a cotton picking minute" Franco a cotton picking minute is much shorter than a Coon's Age. I believe its a bit longer than a "New York Minute" if only because...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A Questions Regarding Pounds and Ounces
January 04, 5:12pm

Re Re Wow
Well things weren't clear earlier so lets define the terms. Autistic Spectrum Disorders - This is a real LEGAL disablity. I wish there was a drug for it but I'm unaware of one. Kids ...

In Chaff » US only medical conditions
January 04, 2:56pm

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