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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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Are you putting a hipbelt on? If so measure your torso carefully and if in doubt add a bit because it will compress a bit under a load. I made one pack with a thin webbing hipbelt. The belt was...

In Make Your Own Gear » design questions for a new pack
October 08, 10:17pm

Frameless Packs
Kier, when I was writing about packs for kids I did tried to look into how much kids could safely carry in various kids of packs. I couldn't find enough info for definate conclusions but here ...

In GEAR » Kid's packs?
October 06, 3:03pm

Waterproof problems
I really am not a fan of lightweight waterproof shoes. I've heard questions about the waterproofing lasting but haven't had problems. What I don't like it a low top shoe that lets w...

In GEAR » (Waterproof) Lightwieght/minimal shoes?
October 06, 8:00am

Jacket at Goodwill
My dad gave me a Gerry jacket he picket up at Goodwill for next to nothing. I didn't know it was considered a "namebrand" company back in the day. I wonder how old it is? The tag s...

In GEAR » Gerry down jacket
October 06, 7:14am

Re Discrimination Merit Badge
Dave by "principaled" I meant it at least makes sense. If a Christian or Muslim dissapproves of homosexuality they may be politically incorrect but at least they can point to a logical r...

In Chaff » BSA discrimination policy :(
October 03, 8:16am

Re Ask a kid
Rod Well my understanding is the main opposition to the practice is from verious religous groups that have teachings against it. You may not agree with it but thats a more principled reason to op...

In Chaff » BSA discrimination policy :(
October 03, 6:35am

Snythetic vs. Down
Either will work. I know plenty of people have thru-hiked the PCT with down bags for example. I personally like snythetic quilts. I carry about a half pound more but I can go to bed damp and not...

In GEAR » synthetic vs down
October 02, 1:41pm

Private group?
I think there was a court case or a lawsuit over this issue. I think it basically boiled down to the fact that the scouts are a non-public institution so they can exclude people if they want to an...

In Chaff » BSA discrimination policy :(
October 01, 11:55pm

Eugene I think thats your best write up ever. Very enjoyable to read. The only problem is you let all the moms of the world in on the "Dads and Big Brothers Secret to Backpacking Bliss"...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight with the kiddos in the White Mountain Wilderness.
October 01, 11:25pm

Re Re Re Spray vs. Guns
Mike I agree with you. You might know more than me but my undertanding is fine motor skills go out the window under stress. This basically means that if you shoot well under stress you're rel...

In GEAR » Bear spray worked
September 30, 9:33am

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