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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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Great Article
Great article David. I'd never heard of some of this raingear. That Microburst sounds mighty tempting. I like the packa idea because in Colorado I was continually taking my rain gear on and ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Alternative Rainwear: State of the Market Report - Part 2: Overview of Individual Products
November 29, 5:49pm

Internal Frame Pack
I'd say if you're looking at 20-25 pounds get an internal frame pack no question. Packs I would consider would be... ULA Circuit Osprey Exos 46 or 58 depending on how much space you need...

In GEAR » Internal Frame vs Frameless Pack
November 29, 5:28pm

Circuit Durablity
Jay the fabric of the Circuit is pretty durable stuff. I think I heard that in some ULA packs the frame could wear through the fabric over time. That was a while ago so I suspect they've fixe...

In GEAR » Internal Frame vs Frameless Pack
November 29, 4:32pm

Frameless vs. Internal Frame Pack
Jay this issue gets debated a lot around here so there's not perfect answer, here are my thoughts. Frameless packs should be packed in such a way that they are stiff. The normal way it t...

In GEAR » Internal Frame vs Frameless Pack
November 29, 4:30pm

Re Re couple who starved baby lose 3 kids
You mean anorexie? Thats a tough one to deal with and I doubt it shows up on the social service radar as often. A girl may be anorexic for years before anyone realized theres a problem and by tha...

In Chaff » ‘Severely obese’ Cleveland boy taken from family, placed in foster care
November 29, 3:41pm

Sleeping Quilt? Bed?
I was thinking along the lines of taking a couple space blankets and making a sleeping quilt like this. For a jacket here's my problem. An insulated jacket has maybe 3-8 oz of insulation depe...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » natural insulation jacket idea
November 28, 8:37pm

Durablity of the Osprey
If you want to ask more about the durablity I could dig out my mom's Osprey pack and give you some answers. Its not as fragile as some UL packs but its not as heavy duty as some of the more tr...

In GEAR » Ladies advice - transition pack
November 28, 6:25pm

Re Re Re History and Question for Piper
"It should be noted that grain agriculture and civilization has always been based on slavery and short brutal lives filled with war. Grains and drugs were never meant to be "healthy"...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ketogenic diet as a way to lighten pack?
November 28, 6:12pm

Re Re Circuit
Oh yes Sarah I know kids can hike a long ways. I meant spending extra money to save a pound on a pack probably wasn't worth it since they aren't doing 30 mile days. If I was going to spen...

In GEAR » Kids pack suggestions??
November 28, 5:31pm

Circuit
I have nothing against the circuit but it seems its no better than the other cheaper packs you could try on in person except for the fact that its lighter by about a pound on average. Thats nice b...

In GEAR » Kids pack suggestions??
November 28, 4:52pm

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