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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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Picking things up
Another us of poles is to pick up things you've dropped when you don't feel like bending over. For a while I was pretty good at using poles to pick up Nalgeens, dropped hats and whatever e...

In Editor's Roundtable » Effectively Using Hiking Poles: The Gas-Brake-Coast Method
October 11, 3:11pm

Golite Jam (M) Equinox Poncho Tarp
Jam2 Sold Also selling an Equinox Poncho Tarp with the backpack extension on the back so you have a bit more coverage, it weighs about 10 oz. I've had no problems with it, I just have a l...

In Gear Swap » Golite Jam (M) Equinox Poncho Tarp
October 11, 8:36am

Torso Lenght
Can you tell me how long the torso lenght is? I like to use the hipbelt on my frameless packs so this is important to me.

In Gear Swap » MLD Burn (L) and GG Gorilla (M)
October 11, 8:19am

Re Re Re BSA Discrimination Policy
"G@y," at least in America, is not simply used to refer to man to man orientation but also as a slang that probably wouldn't be viewed as complimentary by certain people. So maybe ce...

In Chaff » BSA discrimination policy :(
October 10, 3:49pm

Ion
James I have a "puke" green Ion size medium. It needs a bit of work but I could fix it up. What happened was I took the straps and hipbelt off for a MYOG project that never happened. I...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Golite ION
October 10, 7:24am

Hipbelt
Are you putting a hipbelt on? If so measure your torso carefully and if in doubt add a bit because it will compress a bit under a load. I made one pack with a thin webbing hipbelt. The belt was...

In Make Your Own Gear » design questions for a new pack
October 08, 10:17pm

Frameless Packs
Kier, when I was writing about packs for kids I did tried to look into how much kids could safely carry in various kids of packs. I couldn't find enough info for definate conclusions but here ...

In GEAR » Kid's packs?
October 06, 3:03pm

Waterproof problems
I really am not a fan of lightweight waterproof shoes. I've heard questions about the waterproofing lasting but haven't had problems. What I don't like it a low top shoe that lets w...

In GEAR » (Waterproof) Lightwieght/minimal shoes?
October 06, 8:00am

Jacket at Goodwill
My dad gave me a Gerry jacket he picket up at Goodwill for next to nothing. I didn't know it was considered a "namebrand" company back in the day. I wonder how old it is? The tag s...

In GEAR » Gerry down jacket
October 06, 7:14am

Re Discrimination Merit Badge
Dave by "principaled" I meant it at least makes sense. If a Christian or Muslim dissapproves of homosexuality they may be politically incorrect but at least they can point to a logical r...

In Chaff » BSA discrimination policy :(
October 03, 8:16am

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