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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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Getting Wet
I used a poncho tarp for a while. I felt like it only kept my torso dry. It also snagged on tree branches. Overall I feel like a rainsuit is more functional but ponchos are okay if you wont'...

In GEAR » (Sea to Summit) Poncho Tarp = Rainproof ???
February 19, 6:05pm

Great trip - Question
Great trip report Craig. I miss taking my little brother on trips... sigh. Enjoy it while you can. I have a question about your SL-3. Is that what failed on your previous trip or was that a M...

In Post-Trip Reports » PCT, Cloudburst Summit to Cooper Canyon, 2/18-19/2012
February 19, 5:57pm

Bump and price drop
Price dropped to $60

In Gear Swap » F.S. Make Your Own Gear Tarptent
February 19, 5:50pm

Re CDT Alt
Well if I go back I'll take that route for sure. Gets back to the whole "do your research first"

In Gear Lists » CT 2012 Gear List (Revised)
February 19, 5:45pm

Bugs vs. Snow
"I'd rather risk snow than deal with mosquitoes" Yeah I've heard the Winds can have really bad mosquitoes at times. My friend and I did about 20 miles through spring snow, mostl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Winds, solo?
February 19, 5:44pm

Re Re San Juans
+1 Matthew I think the main advantage of know where there is shelter is it helps you manage risks better. For example if I'd known the area in the Holy Cross Wilderness wasn't that expose...

In Gear Lists » CT 2012 Gear List (Revised)
February 19, 5:13pm

Snow and Chocalate
I missed the June date. Yes check on snow. I go solo but I've had close calls in snow so I'd have a backup plan if snow is a problem. By chocalate I meant the bars you make s'mores w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Winds, solo?
February 18, 10:48pm

Emergancy Gear
If you're carrying a minimal tarp why not make it a poncho tarp (assuming you don't already have a rain coat)? If you sprain an ankle and have to hobble out a poncho helps keep you drier a...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Trail running Emergency Bivy Kit
February 18, 8:17pm

Re Re More Ideas and some trail ideas.
Well if you're happy with what you have more power to you. Some people here might consider 10 pounds a bit heavy but Andy Skurka's gear list seems to average 8-10 pounds and I don't ...

In Gear Lists » CT 2012 Gear List (Revised)
February 18, 8:06pm

Elevation
I think a loop hike is a good idea. If you get sick just go back. I would not plan to ambitiously but I wouldn't sweet it either. For me I feel elevation at 8000 but its not a huge deal. It...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Winds, solo?
February 18, 7:45pm

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