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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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My thoughts
Broad thoughts I like your content but I think it might be good to make lightweight backpackign more attractive before going into specifics. There are two extremes when people look at UL backpa...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Critique my University of Scouting dissertation draft
December 12, 1:06pm

Re Re Re Re Fat Folks
"Society also needs to reverse the trend of individuals blaming anything and everything but themselves." +1 on that. Now if we could just develop an Iphone app for that...

In Chaff » ‘Severely obese’ Cleveland boy taken from family, placed in foster care
December 10, 6:47pm

Re Re Fat Folk
"2/3 of U.S. smoked Government and private efforts happened now, only 1/3 of U.S. smokes we should do the same with obesity" We should certainly encourage healthy eating and lifes...

In Chaff » ‘Severely obese’ Cleveland boy taken from family, placed in foster care
December 10, 6:13pm

Re Yes Maybe
I'm pretty sure I burned off most of my excess body fat. I forgot to weight myself before the trip but I could look in the mirror and tell I was skinnier at the end of the trip. Brian I thi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Transitioning from 3-4 Day Trips to Two Weeks (and Beyond)
December 09, 6:44pm

Being pragmatic
Dean thanks for all the info. In my opinion the game managment plan for the Wyoming wolves was silly. Regardless of what they thought of wolves, did they really think they could sneak somethin...

In Chaff » Wolf kill confirmed in Alaska
December 09, 11:05am

Question
NM

In Gear Swap » FS: Packs. MLD / Golite/ BPL
December 08, 9:39pm

Foot Care
Oh yeah I forgot foot care. Normally I never get blisters, ever. After about 8 days on the trail I had some humdingers. After that I was constanlty fighting hot spots. Part of it was because m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Transitioning from 3-4 Day Trips to Two Weeks (and Beyond)
December 08, 8:34pm

Don't think so
I don't think so. I cut up an old sleeping bag and made a vest out of it. The insulation seems pretty stable.

In Make Your Own Gear » Does Primaloft/Climashield/etc. need "down proof" fabric?
December 08, 5:37pm

Long Trips
Longer trips are not something I do all the time but heres what I've noticed, hopefully more knowledgeable people can chime in. First you'll want more food after the first week. When I w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Transitioning from 3-4 Day Trips to Two Weeks (and Beyond)
December 08, 5:16pm

Re compensation
+1 on "charasmatic megafouna" I think you nailed what tends to happen. In my opinion personifing an animal makes it a debate about emotions which isn't a good thing to base wildlife ...

In Chaff » Wolf kill confirmed in Alaska
December 08, 11:08am

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