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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
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Golite Quilts/the positive
I think we should just accept that Golite is not going to offer that many truelly UL peices of gear and move on. Personally if I was going to carry a pound and a half of quilt I would go with a syn...

In GEAR » 2010 GoLite Quilts
January 25, 3:22pm

Re re Golite 20 (Short)
According to the website the short Ultra 20 was for people under 5 ft. 6in. I'm more like 5-8 or 5-9 but I got one anyway. Its a bit snug but not so much that I'm worried about compressin...

In Gear Deals » GoLite Ultra 20 [Short]
January 25, 1:06pm

Re Re Re fun
Yep just wanted to make sure we were okay James. The silnylon freak flag was a pain to raise (31 grams)so I am replacing it with Cuban:) Back to the pack it does look interesting. The advanta...

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
January 23, 10:45pm

Re Re fun
James if you thought "freaks" sounded bad please don't take it as an insult. Note that I included myself under that heading as well. I said that because thats what I get called when...

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
January 23, 9:40pm

Re be here now
I agree Dan, its just a personal choice. My sweet spot is to try and keep my total pack under 25 pounds as much as possible. Beyond that, SUL is just a fun exercise. I suspect I'll carry mor...

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
January 23, 7:28pm

Re Taking things to the Extreme
I think after a certain point its not so much about comfort as challenge. I don't have time or money to go up to Alaska anytime I want but I can challenge myself in Virginia by carrying a ligh...

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
January 23, 6:47pm

Re Re BPL Absaroka Pack
Interesting thoughts Miguel. Personally my favorite type of backpacking is to hike down to dusk with my little modified Golite Ion and SUL gear. In that sense I don't regret going light and e...

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
January 23, 2:25pm

Did I hear this from BPL????? "Your "performance" on the trail will not be affected by the fact that you are carrying 1 or 2 extra pounds on your back!" GASP is BPL going to th...

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
January 22, 2:53pm

Kids Pack
I'm a big fan of the adjustable kids pack idea. My little brother (11 years old) carries a SUL type load but sometimes he likes the extra comfort of his 3 pound Dana Designs pack more than a 1...

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
January 22, 10:57am

While we're thinking about marketing what if BPL offered a nice discount for first time members buying this pack? Increase membership and sell packs. Through in a slick "How To" DVD...

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
January 22, 9:25am

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