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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
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Hauling 50 pounds
Well actually it would be a tight fit and I normally am nowhere near that. Occasionally I've added capacity to a pack by strapping a large stuff sack to the top. It would probably be water an...

In GEAR » I need a new pack
February 07, 7:28pm

I need a new pack
Hello ya'll. Well I'm looking for the perfect pack and interested in your input. Heres my current pack line up. 1. BPL Absaroka Pack 2. MYOG Pack (frameless about 2000 cubic inches) ...

In GEAR » I need a new pack
February 07, 6:59pm

You said you'll make a silnylon version before you make a cuban version. May I suggest another idea? I hate sewing silnylon with a passion because its so slippery and packs are complicated. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Paper Bag Prototyping
February 07, 6:06pm

That might work really well for groups
Thanks for posting. We normally think of tarps as something you use one at a time but those combos are really cool. I could see that being handy for a group of people. If theres a big spot pitch...

In Philosophy & Technique » Very Interesting Ideas for Tarp Setup
February 06, 7:56pm

Re August 50 miler in N. Arizona
The north rim of the Grand Canyon is rather high (9000 ft.). When I was there years ago in July I remember putting on jackets in the evening. I don't know what kind of hiking there is there t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » August 50 miler in N. Arizona?
February 06, 4:10pm

Canteen Cups
Speaking of Army surplus stores I've used a canteen cup with good success. Sure there are a few lighter things out there but its hard to beat for the price. When I worked in NC we got a lot o...

In GEAR » Inexpensive Alternatives
February 05, 9:25pm

Don't use this
One cheap gear I won't every use again would be army surplus rain jackets. They probably weren't UL anyway but we took a set up to Colorado when I was 14 and happened to get rained on whil...

In GEAR » Inexpensive Alternatives
February 05, 9:09pm

Put me second in line for a nest if one is available
Put me second in line for a nest if one is available.

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben Cub Den, GoLite SL-1 Nests, pack cover, Mantis netting
February 05, 7:01pm

Short pad
My grandfather was adament that a short pad was uncomfortable. The short pad he tried was about 1.5 inches thick. I've used short foam pad a lot so I don't notice the drop off. I have us...

In GEAR » Sleeping pad....need ideas....
February 05, 5:32pm

I actually read that 1982 article, I think someone posted a pdf of it. It was interesting. I believe the author and a friend got their packs down to about 8 pounds baseweight. The packs could ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight: State of the Revolution
February 05, 5:27pm

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