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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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New Pack Design
I thought I would add an update to this article with some new lessons I've learned recently. 1. Pad As "Virtual Frame" I always rolled my pad on the theory that the cylander was ...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Backpack Design
November 14, 11:32am

Sizing
A medium might be your size but I would caution you to put some weight in it before you decide to keep it. My old Medium Jam2 felt nice and snug but once I loaded it up it was putting too much wei...

In GEAR » Golite Jam Sizing
November 14, 5:44am

Thanks
Pat the MicroPuff got here today. Its in great shape as advertized, actually could pass for brand new. I love it! Thanks.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Cuben Solomid, ULA-P1, Patagonia Micropuff, Cocoon Jacket, Shoes
November 12, 2:53pm

Re Re Colors
There are a lot of factors that go into how visisble you are to either wildlife or hunters. I remember seeing a picture a published years ago. They lined up three men against a backdrop of a matu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blaze orange vs. camo vs. other colors for hunting season hikes
November 12, 11:00am

Black and White
I'm not totally convinced animals just see in black and white. I've heard it from a lot of people but I wonder how much we know about it. I recall a hunting guide telling how his horse sp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blaze orange vs. camo vs. other colors for hunting season hikes
November 12, 10:34am

Blaze Orange
Most hunters can tell a hiker from a deer but they also need to know you are around if they are shooting at something else. You might start up a deer or whatever and you want any hunters in the ar...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blaze orange vs. camo vs. other colors for hunting season hikes
November 12, 9:52am

Sharpening
FYI I'm told Bass Pro Shop will resharpen knives for you for $5. If you have one of those really hard to sharpen knives this might be worth it occassionally assuming they do a good job. My sh...

In GEAR » Knife Recommendations
November 11, 5:18pm

Pack Thoughts
I like the overall look of that pack. Is there any padding between the frame and your back? That would seem necessary for a commercial design since everyone is different and someone is bound to h...

In GEAR » No one wants a 40 liter 15 ounce framed pack right ?
November 11, 5:01pm

Re Re Re Veteran's Day
I definately do think of the ones who didn't come home Bob an very much appreciate them all. At the same time I still insist on thanks living veterans as well no matter how many of these aweso...

In Chaff » Veteran's Day
November 11, 4:06pm

Thanks Bret
No problem hope your trip works out, I'm a big fan of family trips. If you want to try something else there's good canoeing on the Buffalo River, its a fun place to do a leasurely trip and...

In Pre-Trip Planning » HELP!!!! PLACES TO PACK IN TO A CAMPSITE IN OKLAHOM
November 11, 3:45pm

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