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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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My Side of the Mountain and Firewoods Issues
I liked My Side of the Mountain too when I was a kid. My only quibble is the chapter where Sam makes a complete coat out of a single deerskin. Having worked with real deerskins I can tell you no ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wood stove hikers...do you carry a "real" knife?
December 04, 7:05am

As a safety Item
On a training campout in New York I was the only one who could reliably start fires during three days of almost constant rain. I did it because I split my kindling down to where it was dry on the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wood stove hikers...do you carry a "real" knife?
December 03, 10:53pm

Re Re Jerry
Jerry I guess I wasn't clear but I actually agree on that first point. I'm sure food companies do study the heck out of how to make their food taste better. What I meant was that the long...

In Chaff » ‘Severely obese’ Cleveland boy taken from family, placed in foster care
December 03, 2:01pm

Re Jerry
Jerry "There is research that says simple carbohydrates and flavorings make the food addictive but it's not conclusive. You can be sure the food manufacturers have studied the hell out of...

In Chaff » ‘Severely obese’ Cleveland boy taken from family, placed in foster care
December 02, 7:02pm

Re Dougles
Haha Dougles I had you in mind when I wrote that up, any improvements? Of course I plan on being one of the smart ones who gets to play with hand grenades.

In Chaff » ‘Severely obese’ Cleveland boy taken from family, placed in foster care
December 02, 3:26pm

Re Re Re Re Re Why don't we regulate____________
Dougles Yep how about an IQ/morality test and paralell governments for different people based on how smart and resposible they are. If you score as the smartest, most upstanding citizen you are g...

In Chaff » ‘Severely obese’ Cleveland boy taken from family, placed in foster care
December 02, 3:08pm

Re Re Unintened Consequences
Yeah I'm aware of all the concerns up in Canada. Without going into all the back and forth of oil as an overall issue (I think we have a million page thread on that somewhere) I just figure a ...

In Chaff » Horse slaughter poised to resume in U.S. -- with PETA's approval?
December 02, 2:53pm

RE Don't forget houcharas
I've thought about them a few times. I wear Chacos and like them but they dry your feet out if you wear them too much. My friends found that out the hard way this summer! I'm surprised...

In GEAR » Minimalist Shoe Question
December 02, 2:46pm

Unintended Consequences
Well as a carnivor I'm probably not one of PETA's best pals but I'll give them credit they at least took a commonsense position on this. My gripe now is the opposition to the Keystone ...

In Chaff » Horse slaughter poised to resume in U.S. -- with PETA's approval?
December 02, 2:34pm

Re Re Re Re Why don't we regulate___________
"Relatively few people are damaged from backpacking, and the benefits undoubtedly exceed the costs." We obvously agree on that but the same logic used to regulate other things could be...

In Chaff » ‘Severely obese’ Cleveland boy taken from family, placed in foster care
December 02, 2:22pm

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