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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
CountryUnited States
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Goretex in shoes
I'm in total agreement with Thomas. Deep water isn't the only thing. If its raining hard enough water will run down your leg into your shoes and soak them from the top down. I have had g...

In GEAR » gortex in shoes
December 14, 6:49am

Re Re HMG Porter
"In regards to weight carry, I know Ryan has had 40+ in his and claims it was quite comfortable (as comfortable as 40 lbs on your back can be anyway)." A 2 pound pack that can carry 40...

In GEAR » HMG Porter Pack
December 14, 6:43am

Re Wow
I wonder how the lighter weight dyneema will hold up. It should be more abrasion resistant but I find a limiting factor in really light packs is that the seams fail over time. I wonder if lighter...

In GEAR » GG Murmur 2012 reviews
December 13, 4:37pm

"Some questions I have for stays are: -will stays carry more comfortably than a folded up ridgerest? -Like a real internal or external frame, will stays make packing my pack tight and compr...

In GEAR » Stays in Frameless Packs
December 13, 2:23pm

Wow that got long in a hurry! William you're being gutsy starting your own business good for you. Here's two ideas once you get the website fixed up. 1. You also want to start wor...

In GEAR » Alter Ego backpacking gear update
December 13, 2:18pm

Re Cabin bound is better than tent bound
I like the cabin idea. I know in some areas you can also rent out old fire lookouts, that sounds like fun. Space is nice in bad weather so a larger tarp is a good idea. With kids we've don...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » tent bound with kids
December 13, 1:26pm

Looks like an awesome pack. Thats more or less what I've been thinking about making except with dyneema X. Something small enough for summer trips but big enough for longer or colder trips, p...

In GEAR » New Zimmerbuilt cuben pack
December 13, 9:08am

I'll look forward to seeing your ideas. I like the idea of a light framed pack. Ideas for the website. Shrink the font size a bit or change the margins so it fits on a computer page, I think...

In GEAR » Alter Ego backpacking gear update
December 12, 4:35pm

My thoughts
Broad thoughts I like your content but I think it might be good to make lightweight backpackign more attractive before going into specifics. There are two extremes when people look at UL backpa...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Critique my University of Scouting dissertation draft
December 12, 1:06pm

Re Re Re Re Fat Folks
"Society also needs to reverse the trend of individuals blaming anything and everything but themselves." +1 on that. Now if we could just develop an Iphone app for that...

In Chaff » ‘Severely obese’ Cleveland boy taken from family, placed in foster care
December 10, 6:47pm

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