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Luke Schmidt (Cameron) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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.
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One idea
I don't know Okalahoma real well. Should be some areas in the east for example along the Ouchita Trail. I did a day hike in the Ouchita Mtns. on the Arkansas side. I think it was called th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » HELP!!!! PLACES TO PACK IN TO A CAMPSITE IN OKLAHOM
November 09, 7:35pm

Do it yourself article
If you want to try this yourself there was an article here on turning a mummy bag into a quilt. If I recall it was a fairly straightforeward process. They just marked off the dimensions, shook al...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wanted: someone to modify a sleeping bag for me, and ideas
November 09, 3:03pm

Another Idea
You could just buy a Ray Jardin kit for $80 (I think) and make one of his snythetic quilts. Probably no heavier than what you'd end up with modifying your own bag and you'd have the advant...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wanted: someone to modify a sleeping bag for me, and ideas
November 08, 8:16pm

Good buy!
Good deal. 3/4 inch of loft sounds better than a lot of lightweight snythetic jackets commonly used. Glad you found one. Lands End is not a name brand outdoor company but I used one of their ves...

In GEAR » Recommendations on puffy (preferably synthetic) jacket for son
November 08, 8:12pm

Hybrids?
David I don't know about your area but I remember reading that a lot of coyotes in the northeast have some wolf in them from cross breeding with Canadian wolves.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT and Bear Spray.
November 08, 3:45pm

Great Article
Absulutely awesome article Balls! Very inspiring! My favorite lines "I'm not flip flopping Dad!" Sounds like she should run for office next.. just kidding. Did she even know th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sunshine in the Sierra
November 08, 3:02pm

Re Bear Photos
Sorry I almost had a picture of a Greenback Reticulating Grizzly but he got away too fast. Very rare critter. Have to see if I can dig up the picture of the Flat Toothed Beach Bear I saw when I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT and Bear Spray.
November 08, 10:33am

Re Kings Canyon Bear
Justin is it just me or is that bear basically ignoring you guys? I think your Sierra bears are a hoot. Where I live bears actually run away when they see you they don't look the other way as...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT and Bear Spray.
November 08, 7:43am

Hum
Okay thats helpful. Well you would save a little big of weight from removing the hood and zipper. The main savings is going to be reducing the overall size of the bag. Here is what I would do. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wanted: someone to modify a sleeping bag for me, and ideas
November 08, 6:58am

Unintended consequense
Apparently bear spray isn't legal in Smoky Mountain National Park either. Carrying concealed handguns is now legal in national parks provided you have a permit to carry in that state (not so h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT and Bear Spray.
November 07, 10:16pm

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