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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 Bear Canister in a Jam
I'm seeing a lot a discussion of fitting a Bear Canister in a Jam or Pinnacle. I have used a Jam and for a long time I used a Golite Trek which is basically an earlier version of the Pinnacle....

In Gear Lists » JMT Hike by Boy Scout
June 22, 11:16am

Bear Canister fit
In a test run I fit a bear canister into my Golite Jam vertically (that is about a 3300 cubic inch pack). I think I would have had room for my gear. For mid weight packs I heighly recommend the G...

In Gear Lists » JMT Hike by Boy Scout
June 21, 12:54pm

Re total weight and distance
If I remember right Joseph's total weight was ten or twelve pounds. I think the total distance was about 11 miles of which we did about 8 the first day. In my experienc that is about the ...

In Post-Trip Reports » SUL with baby brother
June 16, 4:05pm

SUL with baby brother
This is a trip I took my little brother Joseph on in March of 09. At the time he was 10 years old. Joseph is a real trooper when it comes to backpacking. Since I don't have his mom's per...

In Post-Trip Reports » SUL with baby brother
June 16, 3:19pm

Goats herding dogs
A friend of mine raised goats and he had these two huge dogs to protect them. They were a cross breed of two types of Turkish sheep dogs. Supposedly in tests they were the dog most likely to stand...

In GEAR » Bears and Puppies Oh My!
June 16, 12:40pm

Panorama shot
Heres a panoram from Second Peak toward the end of the day. I finally figured out how to upload these things.

In Post-Trip Reports » Grayson Highlands SUL Attempt
June 16, 12:24pm

Grayson Highlands SUL Attempt
I got hurt recently and it sounds like I won't be backpacking much for a while. In the meantime I think I'll post pictures from some of my older trips. This is from my first attempt at ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grayson Highlands SUL Attempt
June 16, 1:57am

REI is helping
Judging from the people I see in Colorado and VA this article is pretty good. If these folks applied whats in the article they would be way better off. You can go light with whats available at ...

In GEAR » Backpacking Light @ REI = LOL
June 15, 3:04pm

Synthetic?
I haven't done a NOLS trip but I would be thinking about condensation more than anything. Assuming you are on a long trip in other people's shelters you may not know how your bag will perf...

In GEAR » pushing a quilt....
June 15, 11:42am

Cameras
I suspect people with way more knowledge than me will be jumping in soon but heres my 2 cents. I used two Nikon Coolpix Cameras with AA batteries, I think they were the L12 and L15. I am now usin...

In GEAR » camera for panorama and batt. life
June 13, 5:19pm

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