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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
StateTexas
CountryUnited States
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Re Re Re Lets opent the discussion
If someone can design a whitewater capable packraft in the 5 pound range thats more affordable than the current offerings that would be great. On the other hand I'm sure there are some very go...

In Packrafting » Cheaper Raft Options
March 03, 2:18pm

Somewhat cheaper
NRS makes a packraft that costs $550 I don't know how it does in whitewater (no spray deck). I also wish there was a cheaper raft out there - even if it weighted a bit more.

In Packrafting » Cheaper Raft Options
March 03, 9:18am

Trimming a Gregory Z-55 Pack?
Okay I have been using frameless packs almost exlusively for the last couple of years and I like them just fine. However I'm currently in Texas so as soon as I start heading to areas like Big ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Trimming a Gregory Z-55 Pack?
February 19, 9:33pm

WTT BPL quilt
I recently bought a BPL 240 quilt which I dearly love, the only problem is it is just barely long enough for me in size medium. If someone has a size long they'ed like to trade I would be inte...

In Gear Swap » WTT BPL quilt
February 19, 4:53pm

Possibility?
I might be able to make you one. I've been making packs in the 8-10 range (with hipbelt, stirnum straop and one pocket) out of both dyneema gridstop and 2.2 oz nylone. I would guess it would ...

In Gear Swap » WTB - Cheap SUL Pack - MYOG ok
February 06, 11:10am

My two cents
Andy I think you're asking the right questions. Here are my thoughts for what they're worth. 1. Two thoughts on geekiness a. On the one hand I want you to be pretty geeky. Your core ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Skurka Gear Book
February 04, 9:26am

Book
Andy ain't it about time you wrote a book? Actually I want you to write (a least) 2. One for the Great Western Loop and one for the Alaska trip.

In Gear Deals » GoLite pack raffle with pre-order of National Geographic issue
February 02, 5:34pm

Re My kids don't need expensive gear
For a long time my little brothers used the following gear. 1. 2 pound 40 degree sleeping bag from Dick's Sporting Goods, on sale for $40. 2. A variety of backpacks moslty hand me downs (i....

In Gear Swap » Gear for my Young Daughter
February 01, 10:36pm

Ideas
I wish I had a pack to offer but I don't. Here are a couple ideas. Look for size small or extra small adult gear. A lot of times the smaller stuff is the last to sell when its discountinued ...

In Gear Swap » Gear for my Young Daughter
February 01, 9:40pm

Going very light but maybe adding some
Lately I've been carrying basically blister care and pills. I carry pain killers because they saved a trip once when I pulled a muscle. Without the Tyleonal a guy gave me I would have gone ho...

In GEAR » First aid and rescue kits - what to leave behind?
January 31, 10:54pm

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