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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
CountryUnited States
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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

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

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

Wow I'm impressed Brian. Stripped down that pack is just a tad heavier than a lot of popular frameless packs but is more versital because you can put the frame back in for heavier loads. Baci...

In GEAR » Cutting up a REI Flash 50 backpack
June 13, 3:10pm

Daniel that PVC jacket looks a lot like what I was thinking about. Can you tell me anything about breathability?

In Make Your Own Gear » If you were to make a Cuben rain jacket...
June 10, 8:21pm

I have thought about this idea myself although i would probably use 1.1 Nylon instead of cuban. I was thinking about big pit zips and no hood. Instead if a hood I would wear a WPB hat. I figure ...

In Make Your Own Gear » If you were to make a Cuben rain jacket...
June 10, 2:04pm

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