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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
My Website URLhttp://westtexasmountainman.wordpress.com/

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Help Me Design the Ultimate Pack
Okay my Christmas present this year was a yard of Dyneema gridstop fabric, 2 ft. of 3D mesh and an alumaninum pack stay from Gossamer Gear. My challenge is to design the perfect UL pack from these...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Me Design the Ultimate Pack
December 26, 6:30pm

Little Light Gear
Little Light Gear seems to be out of business, their website is down. Sarah is right in that most kids are probably better with the support of a frame. I've had frameless packs work but its n...

In GEAR » Kids BackPack recommendations
December 25, 11:59pm

Re Kids UL Packs
One possiblity would be just a large bookbag to carry a sleeping bag in. That should be light enough she won't need a facy pack and you can haul the rest. If she likes backpacking you can upgr...

In GEAR » Kids BackPack recommendations
December 25, 3:11pm

Lighter Options?
I'm not aware of any other packs like that which are lighter. The Dueter Fox 30 is a bit lighter but it doesn't have an actual frame and its smaller. If you want a frame I think the Ospre...

In GEAR » Kids BackPack recommendations
December 22, 3:56pm

Amazing
Great article Balls! Glad you have a new job and are ready for new adventures. You were fortunate that infection didn't get worse than it was. One of the boys I worked with got an infection o...

In Editor's Roundtable » O Canada!
December 20, 11:04pm

CT
I used a BPL quilt on the trail that according to some is good down to 15 degrees. I never got that cold but it was nice not having to worry about it. I don't think I ever woke up cold or had...

In GEAR » CT, WM sleeping bag dilemma
December 18, 12:41am

Tarps and Kids
How old is your son? Is he scared under a tarp or is he just skeptical that it will keep the bugs and elements off? I have mostly tarped last couple years for a couple of reasons. One is weigh...

In GEAR » Mostly tarps in the gear lists.
December 18, 12:29am

Plastic
I made one out of a peice of 3-4mil plastic. Instead of trying to tie cord to the corners what I did was put gorilla tape on the corners and on the tie out points. I only did it once because I ne...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quick and dirty tarp ideas. Who has them?!
December 17, 11:06pm

My lessons learned
Couple ideas 1. There has been some question about the waterproofness of silnylon lately. Some stuff just isn't great quality and could potentially allow some water to seap through in a real...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need MYOG 5x10 tarp advice
December 16, 10:04pm

Trip in Estas Park area Jan 6-8
There's a small chance I'll be in Estas Park January 6-8 but I have not budget for an expensive trip and I won't have a car. Any great ideas for a winter trip in non-technical terrain?...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip in Estas Park area Jan 6-8
December 16, 4:17pm

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