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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.
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Oprey vs. Jam
REI also has Osprey exos so that would be something to try. I like the Jam better but depending on what kind of sleeping matt you use the Osprey might win out. The State of the Market Report on...

In GEAR » I could use some advice on packs.
October 18, 7:20am

Durability
I would say that the Dyneema X gridstop used on the Burn (and Golite packs) is way more durable than the 1.3 nylon. Mine have held up very well. I think a burn would last a lot longer and could b...

In GEAR » Which ~8-10 oz packs am I overlooking?
October 17, 9:01pm

Other ideas
I'm not aware of any other 8-10 oz packs currently being made. I think Alter Ego packs temporarily shut down so they aren't an optiion. Its a tad heavier but how about a Mountain Laurel...

In GEAR » Which ~8-10 oz packs am I overlooking?
October 17, 6:22pm

Packs
I'd second the motion for a pack with a frame. It may not be scientific but I feel like my small frameless packs are more comfortable than the bigger ones. There may be reasons like fit that ...

In GEAR » The BIG 4. JMT next summer.
October 16, 8:06pm

Tarp Sold
Tarp has sold.

In Gear Swap » F.S. Shoes, Tarp, Pack
October 16, 3:11pm

More Pictures of the Pack
Sold

In Gear Swap » F.S. Shoes, Tarp, Pack
October 16, 2:02pm

F.S. Shoes, Tarp, Pack
bump

In Gear Swap » F.S. Shoes, Tarp, Pack
October 15, 9:41pm

Pockets
David I would say it depends on how much work you are willing to do for convienance. I have normally just put on pocket on the front of my MYOG packs because of the simplicity factor. This worked...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding pockets to an Ion - which design?
October 15, 8:44am

Pack mods
"I will be moving away from the "burrito method" of packing my pack towards a folded torso sized Ridgerest in a dedicated inside pad pocket / sleeve. I can see where it will be less ...

In Post-Trip Reports » NEWTON AND LAZARUS' EXCELLENT 100 MILE ADVENTURE
October 15, 6:08am

Awesome
Great report Newton! Well written and good pictures. I'm glad you did the Grayson Highlands area. That has to be my favorite place in Virginia. Those pictures look familiar, actually I alm...

In Post-Trip Reports » NEWTON AND LAZARUS' EXCELLENT 100 MILE ADVENTURE
October 14, 10:21pm

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