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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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The Ozarks should be nice but I don't think they're any closer than the Mt. Rogers area and other areas in the Appalachians that are nicer. That should be about a 12 hour drive or about 4 ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with my son
February 11, 5:10pm

Whats missing
Well that is an interesting idea. Seems more accurate than a simple continium. What does your opinion on spanky have to do with your politics? Seems like a really fuzzy indicator to me. No ...

In Chaff » Where do you lie on the political/moral compass?
February 11, 3:15pm

Re time of year
Might be chilly in Colorado (depends on where you are) but it will be fine in the Appalachian Mountains. I would be concerned that Land Between the Lakes would be pretty warm that time of year. I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with my son
February 11, 2:29pm

MT 110
Good write up Eugene. Sounds like a good shoe for me as long as I don't take it backpacking. Those of you that use the MT110 how would you rate the durablity of the mesh? The 101s are not th...

In GEAR » Brooks Pure Grit- A quick look.
February 11, 1:32pm

How drafty is your quilt? I used a quilt to below freezing with no problems in a bivy. One night I tried it without a bivy when it was maybe 40. I woke up chilly and went back to using the bivy.

In GEAR » advice for a cold night
February 11, 1:25pm

Re I got a Wimenuche Map
Sounds like you're on the right track checking out a map of the Wimenuche. The Lost Creek does have some amazing rock formations. I've got a couple trip reports of it as do several oth...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Seeking a good Colorado loop for youth
February 10, 7:37pm

One place to watch
One place to watch out for is the trail into Breckenridge. There were lots of down trees there that might have taken out trail markers. A lot of intersections were unmarked and the official guide...

In GEAR » CT Topo Map Book
February 10, 7:16pm

Burn Compression its a good thing
Definately keep those straps. I have a standard burn and I find out that the lack of a normal compression system is a problem. I find the load shifts around particularly at the bottom of the pack...

In GEAR » Burn compression
February 10, 7:11pm

The foods I eat are as follows -Chocalate -Gorp (some it gets old if you eat too much) -Chocalate -Dried Fruit (Mostly crasins, this stuff is expensives doesnt' have a lot of calories and s...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Ditching the stove and my new SUL gear list
February 09, 4:37pm

Here's some ideas
In July you will have thunderstorms in the afternoon so you need to plan on being off the high areas by 12:00. The Wimenuche Wilderness is big enough to have some good options. 1. Go up Vallac...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Seeking a good Colorado loop for youth
February 09, 4:20pm

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