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Luke Schmidt (Cameron) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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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Christmas Gifts
My favorite idea is the map. With everything being digitalized its possible to customize a map. What if you customized a map of a place you planned on hiking with kid friendly symbols. Maybe sym...

In Gear Swap » WTB christmas gifts for my 5yo
December 09, 9:26pm

Tree Rats
I don't know much about tree rats but I'm careful of rodents in general. One survival expert published articles about how to trap and eat rats then learned about some nasty diseases that c...

In Other Activities » Any bowhunters here?
December 09, 7:37pm

Long Trail?
If you want to be able to say you completed a trail you might consider the Long Trail. Doing it in 10 days might be a stretch but you could try.

In Pre-Trip Planning » AT Help
December 08, 1:58pm

Burn?
My only question would be whether the Burn will carry the water weight in south CA. I'm guessing you've thought of that though.

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014 Fine tuning needed!
December 07, 10:28pm

My 2 cents
You're getting lots of good advice. I haven't done the AT but I used to live near it and hiked on it a lot. Couple ideas -Keep the camera. It will probably take way better pictures th...

In Gear Lists » Gearing up for the Appalachian Trail next spring
December 02, 6:47pm

Re Re Re Updates to the Porter
I doubt they could put the framesheet in an old pack. Its sewn in and non removable on newer packs. Edit - You probably don't need it. Its really only for packs with more then 40 pounds in t...

In GEAR » Searching for a new pack
December 02, 6:15pm

Updates to the Porter
I just called HMG and they have made a few improvements since that review was published. -The Porter 4400 (but not the other packs) is made with a heavier Cuban hybrid. -The Porter 4400 now...

In GEAR » Searching for a new pack
December 01, 8:20pm

Durability and Volume
Personally I think a Circuit is way to big for an AT hike. For reasons of my own I ordered a slightly customized Porter 3400 but if I was hiking the AT I'd pick the Windrunner 2400 for seve...

In GEAR » Any reason to buy a cuben fiber ULA Circuit over a HMG Windrider 3400?
December 01, 8:02pm

Be strategic
Sleeping A Z30 quilt by Golite (on clearance now) or a cheaper quilt from Enlightened Gear will cost $150-$180. With a good 20 or 30 degree quilt you might be able to sell both of your current ba...

In Gear Lists » My Gear List: Advice?
November 27, 7:37pm

Re Another Choice
Fire in Lineville Gorge? Bummer I hope the old growth forest survives. You might consider the Art Loeb Trail. The first half is fairly low if I recall then it climbs up to some really nice bal...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need Advice for AT Section Hike in December
November 24, 6:11pm

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