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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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Best of 2011
1. Olympus Stylus Tough Camera - I've dropped one camera, lost another in a canoe upest, and had two more quit working for unexplained reasons (dust working in possibly). Finally I spent the ...

In GEAR » 2011 Backpacking Light Reader Picks
January 04, 10:25am

Easy way to figure
If you want to convert between grams, ounces pounds or whatever just type it in as a google search, for example "32 oz. to pounds." and the the search reasult should give you the answer.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A Questions Regarding Pounds and Ounces
January 03, 6:04pm

Re Re Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
Good points Jamie, I hadn't really thought about exactly WHEN it became possible to put together an UL kit with mainstream gear so maybe things haven't changed all that much. My only dif...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 03, 6:01pm

In Defense of the Gear Shop and Ryan
In defense of the former gear shop I always got good customer service. Addie and Sam where very easy to work with when there were some complications (long story but basically I was paying them for...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 03, 9:55am

Thanks Dave
Thanks Dave. I agree the hipbelt is crucial. I looked at the hipbelt on my Absaroka pack and noticed something new. The hipbelt actually fits around the bottom of the stay (similar to the pack p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Me Design the Ultimate Pack
December 30, 7:37pm

Re Stagnation
If we say the market has "stagnated" that implies that it should be "going" somewhere. My question is where should it go? What would qualify as improvement? I don't think...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
December 28, 11:46am

Awesome
Congrats Addie!

In Editor's Roundtable » 2011 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 28, 8:37am

Point of Stagnation
Very good article. I agree there hasn't been a lot of innovation. Here's what I'd like to see. 1. Lightweight gear thats more functional. I don't really see the point of goin...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
December 27, 8:17pm

Cool Idea
Thanks Konrad. The hipbelt/lumber pad layout of you pack is about what I was thinking of. I had thought about putting the frame sleaes on in a similar way but on the inside. Now that I look at ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Me Design the Ultimate Pack
December 27, 8:33am

Re Konrad
Konrad I'm using an inverted U shaped Gossamer Gear stay. My plan is to have the two sides of the hipbelt attached on either side of the stay or stays. The other pad will be a lumber pad (jus...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Me Design the Ultimate Pack
December 27, 7:51am

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