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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
CountryUnited States
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Black Bears
I doubt very much that a black bear could be harassed into attacking and killing a hiker unless it was truly cornered (as in unable to run anywhere else). A grizzly would be a different story but...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker killed in bear attack in northern New Jersey
September 22, 8:32pm

Alpacas and Llamas
Where is Morgan? At the APA Roundup he had the great idea to get Alpaca (raft company) to sponsor a trip using Alpaca (critters) as pack animals with a specially built Alpaca raft to carry the Alp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Llama rescue?
September 22, 8:21pm

Llamas and bad puns
Sounds like my friend in an Indian Restaurant. We head into the buffet line and he blurts out "Holy Cow, they have beef here!"

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Llama rescue?
September 22, 4:55pm

Ideas for Kids Gear
I don't have any gear to sell you but here are some ideas for where to look. Packs REI has the Flash 18 which is a pretty minimal pack, basically a stuff sack with straps. I'm not sure...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Kid's gear (Backpack, etc.)
September 20, 5:32pm

Think I'll go long
Thanks ya'll. I think I'll just keep what I have for the time being. The biggest point made to me was Dave's idea that a longer shaft keeps sharp ends out from under your chest. Hard...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Question
September 16, 4:51pm

Re Re Ice Axe Question
Yeah that was what I thought. I might err on the side of a bit shorter then recommended because I'll have it strapped to my pack a lot more then I'll actually us it. I won't be doing ...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Question
September 16, 9:00am

Ice Axe Question
My brother bought me an awesome Camp Ice Axe but thinks he picked one a bit on the long side. He was suggesting we send it back and get one 5 cm shorter. I was considering a more radical approach...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Question
September 16, 8:31am

I was just there
Very sad. Also somewhat creepy for me because I hiked down Cub Creek not too long ago at dusk. Actually I ran out of daylight and hiked to my campsite in the dark. Probably not a great idea.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fatal bear attack in Bridger-Teton NF, WY
September 16, 5:52am

Me too
I've thought about this basic idea a couple times myself, especially given Dave's success with the Paradox packs. I did take apart a couple old external frames so I could weigh the compo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lightened External Frame
September 07, 9:29pm

re mtns
I don't know about filters, I tried drinking tap water through a sawyer and it seemed pretty nasty. I don't think its the oil so much as minerals from well water. There aren't any oil...

In Pre-Trip Planning » guadalupe mountains
September 02, 8:43pm

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