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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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Go for it
I think you'll be fine on the trip. I think 18 miles will be a long day for you but you should be perfectly capable of doing it. Last summer I hiked about 17 miles in a day. That was probabl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Backpacker - 30 miles?
January 06, 7:25pm

Sewing
I've sewn something like 7 packs with the Dyneema X from thru-hiker. Sharp scissers are nice for sure. Sometimes my needles break for no apparent reason in the stuff. I think they are gettin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Difference between Seattle Fabrics White Widow Spectra and Thru-Hikers Dyneema X Gridstop
January 06, 3:04pm

Crazy Boy Scouts
I was on my first SUL attempt (well not quit SUL but I got close) and my brother was on his first UL trip with all his stuff in a daypack. We camped next to a group of boys scouts with their heavy...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is the strangest thing you ever saw in the backcountry?
January 06, 2:55pm

Mtn. Rogers with kids
Its been kinda slow here lately so in an attempt to contribute something positive I’m going to dig up some old trips. Here’s a trip report from this past Easter when I was visiting family and ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mtn. Rogers with kids
January 06, 11:14am

Re Metabolism will be different
Good point form Eric. I can't prove it but my experience is I sleep a lot colder when I'm going to bed exausted.

In GEAR » Why am I freezing?
January 06, 9:37am

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

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