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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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CountryUnited States
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Pictures
Here are some pictures. The way I was thinking of getting the zipper off was to fold along the zipper line and sew a second seam. So I would bascially be creating greater "seam all...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying an REI Polarguard Jacket Question for the Experts
October 19, 11:04am

Great review
I love it, very well written article. That sounds like one awesome tent for a family. I love the generious vestibule. When I was taking boys on trips we always struggled to keep mud and water ou...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hilleberg Nallo 4 GT Review
October 19, 10:36am

HELP
I shouldn't start threads at midnight. Anybody got on idea.

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying an REI Polarguard Jacket Question for the Experts
October 19, 5:52am

Looks Great
Looks great, I'd use that pack. I'm a big fan of trying ideas out with cheaper material. None of my packs have been exactly the way I've wanted them but I've always learned. Afte...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first pack!
October 18, 8:23pm

Modifying an REI Polarguard Jacket Question for the Experts
Okay here's an idea for all you clothing making experts out there. I have an REI Polarguard Jacket. I think its the Spruce or somethign like that. Its the one with zip off sleaves. It weigh...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying an REI Polarguard Jacket Question for the Experts
October 18, 8:18pm

More stuff
I have a like new Official Colorado Trail Guide. I could throw it in with any other item for $12 to save on shipping. Otherwise I'm not sure I want to bother shipping it by itself.

In Gear Swap » F.S. Shoes, Tarp, Pack
October 18, 7:45am

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

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