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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
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Foot Care
Oh yeah I forgot foot care. Normally I never get blisters, ever. After about 8 days on the trail I had some humdingers. After that I was constanlty fighting hot spots. Part of it was because m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Transitioning from 3-4 Day Trips to Two Weeks (and Beyond)
December 08, 8:34pm

Don't think so
I don't think so. I cut up an old sleeping bag and made a vest out of it. The insulation seems pretty stable.

In Make Your Own Gear » Does Primaloft/Climashield/etc. need "down proof" fabric?
December 08, 5:37pm

Long Trips
Longer trips are not something I do all the time but heres what I've noticed, hopefully more knowledgeable people can chime in. First you'll want more food after the first week. When I w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Transitioning from 3-4 Day Trips to Two Weeks (and Beyond)
December 08, 5:16pm

Re compensation
+1 on "charasmatic megafouna" I think you nailed what tends to happen. In my opinion personifing an animal makes it a debate about emotions which isn't a good thing to base wildlife ...

In Chaff » Wolf kill confirmed in Alaska
December 08, 11:08am

Wolves and Livestock
Apparently a wolf made it down form Wyoming to Colorado a while back. I think thats cool, I hope we get some wolves in Colorado. RMNP would seem to be a good place for them. On the other hand I&...

In Chaff » Wolf kill confirmed in Alaska
December 08, 9:59am

Re Why Wolves?
I don't think this case really changes the debate for those who were involved in the before. Wolf kills had been documented in other areas and in the more distant pass in the US. There were e...

In Chaff » Wolf kill confirmed in Alaska
December 08, 8:21am

PFD
Okay I'm not a packrafter yet but I'd lean towards keeping a PFD not using "The Thing." I had to swim through some nasty rapids last spring with a cheapy PFD that wasn't real...

In Gear Lists » 2012 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic gear list
December 08, 7:17am

This is why BPL is great
The fact that this thread has not devolved into bashing a certain former Alaskan governor is a very good reason why I keep coming back to BPL. If you want some free entertainment just read the com...

In Chaff » Wolf kill confirmed in Alaska
December 07, 9:42pm

Re RE Wolf kill confirmed in Alaska
Maybe now we can have a more rational discussion about the issue. On the one hand you have people with unreasonable fear of everything in the wild. Look the chance of you being attacked by any wi...

In Chaff » Wolf kill confirmed in Alaska
December 07, 11:33am

Good Write Up
Good review. Considering the price of a quilt and a insulated jacket thats a good value. Personally though as I've said before I'm leery of using single down item for both sleeping and ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Jacks ‘R’ Better Sierra Stealth Quilt Review
December 07, 9:31am

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