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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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Insulation
"Or would I want something more windproof for the Sierras" If you mean a windproof fleece I would NOT buy that. You can get the same thing by layering a light windshirt or raincoat ov...

In Gear Lists » 2012 PCT list
February 03, 11:45pm

Re That Photo
For all I know that photo could be of a poorly done MYOG tarp or something staged just to show what that kind of failure looks like. May not be a likely event but hopeufully we get some more objec...

In Make Your Own Gear » SevenD/Momentum 50/WPB Cuben/eVent Somebody stop the madness!!!
February 03, 10:24pm

Re How's this for a plan
Looks good to me James. In the Ashville area I'd check out Shining Rock wilderness (actually I think I already mentioned it). Its scenic and cooler up there. I've only been in Linnvill...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best one week hike in lower 48
February 03, 8:18pm

Very Interesting plus another idea
Very interesting to follow your project, glad its coming together. Here's another idea for those who don't want a lighter PFD but don't want to go the inflatable route. How about ...

In Packrafting » MYOG Inflatable PFD - Progress Journal
February 03, 5:48pm

Re WTB Warm weather synthetic quilt
If you don't find a good deal on a used on here are a couple options. 1. Enlightened Equipment Quilts 2. Mountain Laurel Designs 3. Make one yourself. I'll admit I haven't made...

In Gear Swap » WTB Warm weather synthetic quilt
February 02, 9:20pm

Awesome Quilt
By the way thats an awesome project you did there! I tried this once with a 2 pound 40 degree bag. It went down to about 19 oz but the demensions were wrong. I shortened it a bit and it just did...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sleeping Bag to quilt
February 02, 7:02pm

Re Question
Thats actually a good question. I think there are two advantages of quilts. First they're lighter than a comparable mummy bag. Now of course there are some limitations that come with thi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sleeping Bag to quilt
February 02, 6:57pm

Re New Andrew Skurka Book
Oh you caught me Matthew. Not sure how much I'm supposed to say on such issues. Once BPL gets the document its up to them when they publish it but close to or prior to the official release of...

In Chaff » New Andrew Skurka Book : Feb 21 Release
February 02, 6:22pm

Elevation
I would strongly suggest camping under 9000 feet for a while. With a group that size theres a good chance someone will feel the elevation at some point if you go too fast. A basecamp at 8000 or s...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » CA destinations
February 02, 6:08pm

Re Re New Andrew Skurka Book: Feb 21 Release
From what I've seen of the rough draft version it should be a very good book. I'm definately going to be changing a couple things about the way I backpack in the feature based on his ideas.

In Chaff » New Andrew Skurka Book : Feb 21 Release
February 02, 5:37pm

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