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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.
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Re Mmmmm Pepper Spray
I remember reading a "survival" manual that was supposedly based on the SAS curriculum. Its advice if you thought a predator was stalking you was to back away slowly while spraying the g...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bears in Yosemite
March 05, 11:07pm

Maybe this
The closet I've heard of is the Luxerylite packs. Not my cup of tea but an interesting idea.

In Make Your Own Gear » Modular Pack idea, anyone seen anything like this?
March 05, 10:08pm

Hipbelts
You two are right about the hipbelt. In my opinion that is the limiting factor in many UL packs. I think the HMG packs are nice but I think the Exped Lighting hipbelt is better, it is both stiffer...

In Make Your Own Gear » Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
March 05, 9:21pm

Re Clayon and David
Clayton I tried a Porter but it wasn't as comfortable as my Exped Lighting. I think it was partly the hipbelt and partly the center mounted frame. This pack was sort of and attempt to combi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
March 05, 8:34pm

Not bad actually
Not a bad list actually. The pack, shelter, and quilt look good. We could quibble about specifics but all three are proven designs that are reasonably light. I would consider hiking in light...

In Gear Lists » Long Trail Thru Hike Gear List (heavy) needs to be updated for PCT Thru (light!)
March 05, 8:14pm

I'm in
I plan to be at the round up and would love to go on a trip with you guys. If I don't buy a packraft soon I'm going to at least rent one for a while this summer so I can start playing with...

In Packrafting » APA Packraft Roundup, July 11-13
March 05, 2:52pm

K.C.
K.C. I thought about putting it under gear but its sort of a MYOG project in that I had to come up with a design that would work (with help from David's article) and Chris is making it himself....

In Make Your Own Gear » Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
March 04, 10:56pm

Re Re Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
The red cordura was a special order as was the VX42. I think the volume is something like 2200 cubic inches. Its basically the same dimensions as my first Zimmerbuilt pack which was about perfect....

In Make Your Own Gear » Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
March 04, 8:30pm

Pack is Done!
The pack is made, Chris just sent me pictures. I've very excited about the way it turned out. I posted pictures here http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_d...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Us Design the Ultimate UltraLight Pack
March 04, 6:48pm

Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
Chris Zimmer just sent me pictures of an awesome new pack he completed for me. Here are the pictures. I chose VX42 for the main body of the pack. Its heavy but it is supposed to ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
March 04, 6:45pm

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