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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 Golite Jam
In case anyone's interested I saw a brand new regular length Golite Ultra 20 and an 08 Medium Jam, the old kind thats still 21 oz. Both were for sale at Outdoor Trails in Lynchburg, VA. They ...

In Gear Deals » GoLite Jam
February 15, 8:37pm

Re Boots
Scott you have a point there. Boots do protect you a bit better. I've had some close calls in deep snow. It seems to be the worst when there's a crust and I suddenly fall through into wh...

In GEAR » Footwear for the Southern AT in this Weather.
February 15, 11:21am

Gore Tex Socks
I've been using a pair of trailrunners with Gore Tex socks I picked up at REI over thin smartwool socks. I add a pair of gaitors if the snow is deep enough. I've heard these socks develop...

In GEAR » Footwear for the Southern AT in this Weather.
February 14, 8:54pm

Equinox Poncho
I have used the Equinox poncho both as raingear and as a shelter in rain and a snowstorm (the first big one in VA that buried D.C.). I like it but it IS a compromise, its not perfect as raingear o...

In GEAR » advice on poncho tarp/shelter
February 11, 9:09pm

Why not?
I'd say why not unless you're going to be in too big a hole financially. Worst case if the PCT just isn't possible you could maybe do the JMT or Colorado Trail but I'd push for the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Should I walk the PCT this year?
February 11, 4:41pm

Easy first out west trip/CO
You also can't go wrong in Colorado, check out RMNP and the wilderness areas. Its busy but my family loves Indian Peaks Wilderness.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Easy first out west trip.
February 05, 1:55pm

Re Silnylon Rain Jacket
I remember Equinox sold one. I actaully bought one and than returned it. They had tried to make it somewhat breakable with pit vents and a vent on the back. If wasn't very breathable as a ra...

In GEAR » Silnylon Rain Jacket?
February 01, 3:13pm

Re Re Re Goose Down Humane
Thats true Lynn (poor countries having a higher birth rate because of poverty). Another factor is social values that encourage it. Also traditionally your kids have provided for you when you get ...

In GEAR » Goose Down, Humane?
January 31, 4:23pm

Re Re Re Re Most Ridiculious Thread
Troy you have a point in the "big picture" idea. The humaness of my down comes down to more of a personal moral issue than the overall envirnmental question which is more about resources...

In GEAR » Goose Down, Humane?
January 30, 5:31pm

Re Re Goose Down Humane?
Interesting points Miguel. You have a point nature is not "clean" although it works. My brother and I hashed this out a while back. Since animals themselves don't hesitate to eat e...

In GEAR » Goose Down, Humane?
January 28, 9:22pm

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