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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
CountryUnited States

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Someone mentioned the Gregory Z-55. I have one and its a great pack but I think 35 pounds is the upper limit of comfort. Doing 40 is tolerable however especially for short periods. For a totally...

In GEAR » Pack for Heavy loads
November 02, 12:44pm

SPOT Insurance
Joe I didn't know there were deals like that. This may be a bit of a niche market since most states won't bill you. If it was more common I suspect bigger insurance companies would offer ...

In Winter Hiking » N.H. Bills Lost Hikers $25K
November 02, 11:48am

My brother and I went up in January and did a day hike, I believe it was Battle Mountain (below Long's Peak). Snow There was maybe 2 feet of snow but the trail up to timberline was beat dow...

In Winter Hiking » Anyone backpacked in Rocky Mtn NP in late December/early January?
November 01, 5:30pm

I always thought in a missing person case time was super important. Do we really want people to hesitate before they call 911? There is no reason why a national wilderness insurance system wouldn...

In Winter Hiking » N.H. Bills Lost Hikers $25K
November 01, 12:33pm

What are taxes for?
Here's my analogy. If my car breaks down I pay the auto shop to repair it because they won't do the job out of the goodness of their hearts. I don't do that for a policemen who respon...

In Winter Hiking » N.H. Bills Lost Hikers $25K
October 31, 10:13pm

I thought we pay taxes to fund things like police and fire departments for public safety. Why should you have to pay extra just because these agencies did the job your taxes are supposed to suppor...

In Winter Hiking » N.H. Bills Lost Hikers $25K
October 31, 9:31pm

Ankle rolling
I've worn both Keens and Tevas and love them for canoeing or bumming around but I have a problem with them for hiking. It seems I am always turning my ankle in them in place were I do fine in ...

In GEAR » Are hiking boots really needed?
October 30, 2:08pm

Dean you might also check out wolf attacks in Russia. Apparently during the Soviet days there were a couple major wolf problems that the authorities covered up. There are several non-fatal attack...

In On the Web » Coyotes Kill Hiker in Canada
October 29, 9:35pm

I can just imagine the discovery channel documentary of a pack of little chihuahua wolves slowly taking down a goose.

In On the Web » Coyotes Kill Hiker in Canada
October 29, 12:20pm

Dave I actually agree with you for the most part. I was getting the impression that some people were thinking that wolve DNA is what makes coyotes agressive to humans. I totally agree that a big...

In On the Web » Coyotes Kill Hiker in Canada
October 29, 11:28am

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