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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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Its about time
I've been thinkings its about time for a SUL style pack with a frame. I've been surprised there hasn't been more interest in the zpacks exo pack.

In GEAR » No one wants a 40 liter 15 ounce framed pack right ?
November 10, 8:22am

Permits for Witchita Mountains
I just googled it. Apparently you have to get permits for the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge to backpack and the number is limited so you might have to plan ahead (on the other hand this might ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » HELP!!!! PLACES TO PACK IN TO A CAMPSITE IN OKLAHOM
November 09, 8:00pm

Knives
+1 on the gerbers, decent quality and easily available at Walmarts etc. I found a really good deal on one of the bigger CRKT knives. A couple of the serated teeth have broken off. Now to be fair...

In GEAR » Knife Recommendations
November 09, 7:56pm

Witchita Mountains
I think the Witchita Mountains will be your best bet. I'm not sure how much backpacking but its good hiking from what I hear. That would probably be the closest, the Ozarks are farther but it...

In Pre-Trip Planning » HELP!!!! PLACES TO PACK IN TO A CAMPSITE IN OKLAHOM
November 09, 7:48pm

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

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