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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.
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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

Gasp!
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

Marketing
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

Like the flexibility
This looks interesting, I like the modularity idea. It would be great for someone who was gradually lightening up. The pack could haul 40 pounds of gear but if they get lighter the pack is still ...

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
January 22, 9:21am

Re. Golite has not lost their mind.
John may have a point. When I went to a Golite warehouse sale they had plenty of packs and tents, but I was impressed by the amount of clothing that was for sale. There was also a lot of running ...

In GEAR » Golite has Officially Lost Their Mind
January 18, 7:57pm

I agree
David I agree that two pounds for a frameless pack is a bit much. For that weight you could get a nice Osprey Exos (with a frame) at any REI. How is Golite going to compete with that? Here'...

In GEAR » Golite has Officially Lost Their Mind
January 18, 12:47pm

Old Gregory
This is the oldest picture I can come up with right now. Its not real old but its in Alaska in my pre-ultra light days for sure. I am on the right caring a hand-me-down Gregory that my grandf...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo
January 16, 6:47pm

Thanks for the tip
Thanks for the tip. I have a Jam2 and that sounds like a great way to increase the load bearing ability of it. I'd be interested to see how it works for you.

In Make Your Own Gear » Golite Jam2 Frame
January 16, 6:34pm

PCT Gear List/Camera
Dan I think you mentioned you were looking for a camera. I'm no expert but I would recommend one that uses AA batteries which are easy to get and SD memory cards which are fairly standard. I ...

In Gear Lists » PCT gear list
January 16, 3:53pm

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