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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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Quilt Ideas
My favorite bag for over 40 is my old BPL 60 quilt. Its about 11 ounces and good to 40 or even 35 (on shorter nights) when you have a hat jacket and bivy. Its no longer made but the MLD Spirit Qu...

In GEAR » 40-45 Bag Recomendations
January 28, 10:17pm

Tent
Sounds like there's not much else you could have done for that tent to stay put.

In Post-Trip Reports » Retreat!! 1/27-1/28, 2012
January 28, 10:10pm

Good Report Craig
Good report (as usual) Craig. I love that you're taking your boy along. He won't forget it, even if it was a bit tough. I had a few similar experiences with my little brother when I used...

In Post-Trip Reports » Retreat!! 1/27-1/28, 2012
January 28, 10:09pm

Another Idea
Paul I noticed you seem to be new here. Welcome! Its the only website I'm active on, I hope you like it here. Couple ideas for you if you're just getting into this. 1. Go ahead and po...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado Trail.
January 28, 10:00pm

Re Thanks
If you dig up the State of the Market Report on frameless packs they discuss the Jam and Peak along with other packs in some detail. I think the verdict on the Jam was that it collapsed much quick...

In Gear Lists » My 2013 Colorado Trail Thru-Hike
January 28, 9:53pm

Most Definately
Most definately Paul. I would be happy to help out. Posting a gear list would be a great idea. If you don't have something just make a not of it and list what you are thinking about gettin...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado Trail.
January 28, 9:48pm

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

Pack
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

Re AT
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

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