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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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All Forum Posts by Luke Schmidt

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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

Very Sad
Very sad. Two non-fatal wolf attacks have been documented in Canada and wolves may have killed one man as well although there is some debate about whether it was a wolf or a bear in that case. Th...

In Chaff » Wolf kill confirmed in Alaska
December 07, 9:27am

Water Bladder
I talked to a runner on a 50 miler in Texas and he was doing the liquid calorie thing. He seemed to like it but he said he had to tweak the mixture a bit. If I recal it was to thick at one point ...

In Gear Lists » 2012 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic gear list
December 06, 10:21pm

Shoes? Insulation?
David I see you seem to still like the X-Counties. I'm impressed you are confident enough in them to take them on a race like that. I though they might be a bit light? How much do you plan o...

In Gear Lists » 2012 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic gear list
December 06, 8:09pm

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