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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
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Re Re Updates
I might do that, less likely to wear out a raincoat for example.

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Us Design the Ultimate UltraLight Pack
February 18, 8:38am

Re Paradox
What if next time you bolt or rivet the buckles for the hipbelt onto the frame. I bet it would be simpler then sewing and you could run the hipbelt behind the back pad so you have the extra lumbar...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG Pack - The Chili Pepper
February 17, 10:52pm

Add this
I'd carry at least a small about of T.P. You may need want to use an outhouse in semi civilized areas like trailheads etc. Often they aren't stocked with T.P. I think Balls made it to mi...

In Gear Lists » Pacific Crest Trail 2014 NOBO
February 17, 9:50pm

Looks Cool
Very interesting, in a sense you've got a streamline external frame. Check out Davids article on the Paradox pack for a bigger and heavier version of this, might give you some ideas for round 2...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG Pack - The Chili Pepper
February 17, 9:19pm

Update
Making what I hope will be final sketches tonight. To test the concept I took my Exped Lighting and flipped the Velcro lumbar pad down then with straps I secured a folded blue pad to the outsi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Us Design the Ultimate UltraLight Pack
February 17, 8:55pm

Just About There
Paul I agree, maybe it wasn't clear in the pictures but the belt is going to attach to the bottom of the stay via a pocket the stay fits into. Nicholas I noticed 1000 Cordura is only a bit...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Us Design the Ultimate UltraLight Pack
February 17, 7:00pm

Thanks David
Yes that was a misspell, its VX42. Probably go with that then. Which one do you think has better stitch retention? We'll probably order a yard of VX 42 and a yard of 500 cordura (for the hip...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Us Design the Ultimate UltraLight Pack
February 17, 5:37am

Re Re Re Single Harness System
That sounds like the old pack baskets used in the Northeast by trappers. I don't think Chris wants to build one of those though.

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Us Design the Ultimate UltraLight Pack
February 16, 6:11pm

Re Single Harness System
You have a point K.C. I actually have an Exped Lighting myself. For a big pack its great, I'm trying to make something a bit smaller for shorter hikes. Even with all the water I need for two d...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Us Design the Ultimate UltraLight Pack
February 16, 4:08pm

Re Re Another Idea
The whole point of the single stay is the way it fits my lower pack. So an I shape is out. The link to David's pack page is here http://bedrockandparadox.com/2013/11/11/introducing-the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Us Design the Ultimate UltraLight Pack
February 16, 3:36pm

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