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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
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Design
As far as cheap tents go its not just an issue of how long it lasts but how well it handles wind, rain and possibly snow. If I was doing a trip where there was a strong chance of high winds or rea...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Family/Group Backpacking Tents
October 14, 1:50pm

Cheap Tents
My family used a cheap tent when I was a little kid. It worked okay but it did have some issues. I would be leery of taking a cheap tent into an area with a lot of wind for example. My favorite ...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Family/Group Backpacking Tents
October 14, 11:08am

F.S. Shoes, Tarp, Golite Ion, Trek Pack
I'm doing more closet cleaning. Shipping is included unless you want something special like priority mail. Use Pal Pal. Vasque Men's Mantra Shoes Size 9.5 US Shoes still available m...

In Gear Swap » F.S. Shoes, Tarp, Pack
October 14, 10:44am

Thanks ya'll
Ryan thanks for the help. That would have been a disaster to have $200 worth of useless fabric split up among us. David, thanks for the sample info. Sounds like I'll pass on it right now.

In Make Your Own Gear » Pure Spectra fabric available
October 13, 3:22pm

So not so good?
So are you thinking this stuff isn't great for a pack (aside from the concerns Ryan already shared)?

In Make Your Own Gear » Pure Spectra fabric available
October 13, 2:53pm

Awesome
Awesome report. Thats a great trip. I can't resist even though its a bit off topic. What are those homemade boats like? Can you tell me more about them?

In Post-Trip Reports » Rim To Rim - An Exploration
October 13, 2:40pm

Jam2 Sold Poncho sold
Jam2 Sold Poncho sold

In Gear Swap » Golite Jam (M) Equinox Poncho Tarp
October 13, 1:05pm

Hold on a second..
Hey ya'll according the Ryan Jordan this might not be such a good idea. Check out his response to the thread I started on "sewing spectra." Basically a normal home sewing machine pr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pure Spectra fabric available
October 13, 9:42am

Sewing Pure Spectra
So some of us were talking about a group buy of pure spectra (see other thread). The question is are there any quirks to sewing it? I looked it up and read it has a "low friction coefficient...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Pure Spectra
October 13, 8:54am

Can it be sewn easily
I think I'm down for about 2 yards if everythink looks okay. Yeah I remember something about sewing being tricky so it would be good to figure that out first. I was thinking a really rugged b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pure Spectra fabric available
October 13, 6:30am

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