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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
My Website URLhttp://westtexasmountainman.wordpress.com/

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The Killer Amphibian
The campfire had almost burned out and I could barely make out the 2 counselors and 8 little boys gathered around for “pow-wow” the evening meeting before bedtime. We had been camping for ...

In Gear Deals » Contest & Sponsored Giveaway!
April 08, 12:08pm

Therapuetic Ultralight Backpacking
This is an abridged version of a story about backpacking with troubled boys at Cameron Boy's Camp, a year around wilderness therapy program for troubled boys in North Carolina. Unfortunately I...

In Gear Deals » Contest & Sponsored Giveaway!
April 08, 11:35am

Thanks Mark another question
Thanks Mark its hard to get good info on this area so the help is very much appreciated. I'm kind of in the mood for mountains so heres my very tenative plan. 1. Start at the south end of the...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Aldo Leopold Wilderness?
April 03, 9:17am

Aldo Leopold Wilderness?
I was planning on doing the Gila Wilderness or White Mountain Wilderness in mid April but than someone told me he liked the Aldo Leopold Widlerness even better. He said it was even less crowded th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Aldo Leopold Wilderness?
April 01, 5:18pm

Backpacking with Emotionally Disturbed Boys
My coolest backpacking experience to date was taking a group of emotionally disturbed boys on a short backpacking trip. Here's the link to the story I wrote up about it. http://www.backpa...

In Gear Deals » Contest & Sponsored Giveaway!
April 01, 10:25am

Re Re Gravel and Question for Eric
Thanks Damien great article. Unfortuanely I'm stuck in a "no man's land" of shoes. Between VFF and the new Merrells and NB Minimus there are some good choices in fairly minimali...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Summer Backpacking
March 29, 10:00pm

Gravel
I've been thinking really hard about trying Merrell trail gloves. My main concern is that they are a rather expensive experiment since I can only afford so many shoes (just for reference I liv...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Summer Backpacking
March 29, 5:21pm

Backpacks
I can't give you a specific backpack to look for but here are some basic ideas, since you seem to be a new poster I'll give you a lot of details in case you aren't experienced with back...

In GEAR » Which backpack for my kid
March 25, 3:34pm

Dates
Travis, Okay I looked at the calender and talked with my boss. I really need to be back and ready to work on the 24 so I would need most of the 23rd as a driving day, especially if we did the Gi...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » April Trip in Texas/New Mexico - Partners/Ideas
March 15, 6:37pm

Re Merrell TrueGloves
Neal I can't comment on that exact shoe but I have been using mesh shoes on most of my backpacking trips for a while now. The TrueGloves may not be the fastest drying shoes out there but they ...

In GEAR » VFF backpacking transition thoughts
March 13, 9:42pm

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