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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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Dana Designs and other ideas
A friend of mine used a Dana Designs pack to carry about 90 pounds if I recall when he was taking doing special treks at Philemont (apparently they took out some steaks wrapped in dry ice or someth...

In GEAR » Looking for a good expedition pack
November 27, 9:37pm

Re Slippery Slope
My thoughts exactly. If the justification is that parent's behavior "might" cause feature problems that opens all kinds possiblities for selective enforcement of overly vague law...

In Chaff » ‘Severely obese’ Cleveland boy taken from family, placed in foster care
November 27, 9:30pm

Cool Pack
Looks very nice and neatly sewn together. Very impressive.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG-SUL Backpack
November 26, 2:35pm

Re Eugene
Eugene I editted my post a bit while you were putting yours up. Basically I'd draw a distinction between a guys outdoor skills in general and his backpacking skills. I get the impression Mark...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Survival expert can't figure out how to pitch a tarp...
November 26, 2:16pm

Re Re Survival expert can't figure out how to pitch a tarp
Here's what bugs me. Tarps aren't always ideal, I can agree with that. But to try one once and than make a blanket statement that tarps are useless displays either complete ignorance of a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Survival expert can't figure out how to pitch a tarp...
November 26, 2:00pm

Re Re Re Dougles
That is why I am glad BPL is the way it is and I hope it stays that way.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Survival expert can't figure out how to pitch a tarp...
November 26, 10:49am

Re Dougles
You have a point Dougles. To be fair to the article and to the author this would be entertaing for someone to read in a waiting room or someone grabbing it off a maginzine rack for a plane ride. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Survival expert can't figure out how to pitch a tarp...
November 26, 10:27am

Re My contribution
LOL I don't begrudge Backpacker selling stuff or promoting products. On the other hand I'm surprised people still buy the it (I don't I occasionally read from someone else's subsc...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Survival expert can't figure out how to pitch a tarp...
November 26, 9:30am

This guys attitude
I also read that article and was not impressed in any way. Seemed more like a macho list of adventures than anything practical. There are plenty of people with a shorter wilderness resume than thi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Survival expert can't figure out how to pitch a tarp...
November 26, 7:15am

Re Re Atkins
All right Miguel I'll look forward to hearing further thoughts from you after you get back from the mountains. Enjoy them for me.

In Philosophy & Technique » Ketogenic diet as a way to lighten pack?
November 25, 8:44pm

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