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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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Re HMG Porter and Zimmerbuilt FS
I'm about a 32 and it fits me perfectly. From measuring the belt I'd guess you could squeeze it down to about 27 inches. The webbing is removable so you could put longer pieces on and mak...

In Gear Swap » F.S. Customized Zimmerbuilt Pack
April 07, 11:01pm

HMG Porter and Zimmerbuilt Packs FS
I dropped the price on the Zimmerbuilt packs but not the Porter. I can use the HMG Porter but the Zimmerbuilt packs really need a new home.

In Gear Swap » F.S. Customized Zimmerbuilt Pack
April 07, 7:20pm

Re Re Computers in Class
"Do teachers still stand in front of a class, go through the same lesson for the entire class? That would be enough for bored students to develop bad attitude. At least it was in 1960s. And...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 07, 6:16am

Computers in School
We had a pretty neat math program to help struggling 6th graders catch up. When I was in the training I remember thinking "Why don't we just us this for everyone?" Technology is...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 06, 10:37pm

Re overnighter
Jeff two ideas. First get the little guy a pocket knife (do NOT ask Mom, remember it is easier to get forgiveness then permission). He'll love being able to carve a stick up. Second if fires...

In Post-Trip Reports » Quickie - first of the 2014 season
April 06, 7:26pm

Re Re School Spending
I don't know how school funding compares to past decades but I teach in a Title 1 school so I know a few things about education. Its a complete myth that our schools are under funded. We ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 06, 7:14pm

A place for heavy packs
I just got back from another trip in the Guadalupe Mountains with an Exped Lighting. At 38 oz its on the heavy side but its the pack I keep grabbing. I have a 28 oz pack but I never take it to th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
April 06, 5:59pm

First rule of packs, fit, fit and FIT
I've tried lots of packs and found getting a perfect fit is tricky. If it fits then that is a strong argument in its favor. That said I'd be tempted to try out the new packs by Six Moons ...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst vs. ???? for a solo JMT thru hike
April 03, 11:20pm

Bump
I'd be willing to give someone a nice discount if they were interested in any two of these packs. Its would save the expense and hassle of a mailing.

In Gear Swap » F.S. Customized Zimmerbuilt Pack
April 03, 4:56pm

Re Re Plastic Frame Sheet
Yes my understanding is its just between the stays. All HMG Porters have a foam pad across the whole back of the pack. Its really hard to tell the difference between those with the plastic and tho...

In Gear Swap » F.S. Customized Zimmerbuilt Pack
April 03, 5:30am

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