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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
CountryUnited States
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what I'd do
I'd get a McHale Pack with customized bayonet stays to fold down small enough to fit on a plane and some kind of cover for the pack so the straps wouldn't snag if I had to send it as checke...

In GEAR » If you could only have one backpack......
January 28, 3:22pm

Great job
Good job but I should warn you. MYOG is VERY addictive. Watch out or next thing you know you'll have a whole closet full of stuff you've made. I gotta admit its a fun addiction though (w...

In Make Your Own Gear » First pack pictures
January 28, 1:35pm

Rick here are a few thoughts 1. You will want to stiffen up your pack with a sleeping pad, ideally a foam one. A neo-air probably won't cut it and even if it did work I'd worry about th...

In Gear Lists » My 2013 Colorado Trail Thru-Hike
January 28, 8:04am

I would NOT choose the AT if you could get out west. From the pictures I've seen of Australia I don't think the AT is going to be higher or more scenic than than Australian mountains. I&#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best one week hike in lower 48
January 25, 8:50pm

I can't get your gear list to load. Once its up I'd love to help out. There are some long stretches between resupplies and some long dry stretches so even with a small baseweight your pac...

In Gear Lists » My 2013 Colorado Trail Thru-Hike
January 25, 8:39pm

Re Re Yeah
Nicholas I have no problem with guns but they are a big responsiblity. If you want to get one fine. Just know what you're getting into. I know a guy who went out, bought a .357 after never s...

In GEAR » UL Bear Protection
January 25, 3:59pm

"Yes, he was. I was just hoping he'd get a sprained wrist instead of a broken one. :-" I shot some big ones, to see what the fuss was about. The biggest I ever shot was a .454 mag...

In GEAR » UL Bear Protection
January 25, 3:42pm

Shoulder straps
Since its a frameless pack it will probably sag a bit under a load so I wouldn't change the position of the shoulder straps just yet. Looks very nice. If thats your first MOGY pack I'd s...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1st Sewing Project Ever: MYOG Mariposa' ish Backpack - Photos and lessons learned
January 24, 8:00pm

Cuban vs. Sil
I can't wait till that article comes out. One of my favorite parts about BPL are the technical articles.

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 24, 7:58pm

Re small tarps and bad weather
Yeah I agree Ryan, I noticed two things when I went back to a bigger tarp. 1. I didn't have to position my tarp perfectly. With my small tarp I have to make sure I'm not sleeping on a ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 24, 7:36pm

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