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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
My Website URLhttp://westtexasmountainman.wordpress.com/

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Re Re Re Ultralight Handgun
I go as light as I can but in the end I only go as light as I can safely and enjoyably, if I'm worried about something the trips no fun so why go? Rather than go SUL this spring in CO I threw ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Guns in national parks... NOW LEGAL!
February 25, 7:34am

Snow
It depends on how much above 2 feet it is and how often. If its consistantly above 2 feet thats going to be tough and if there are very many 5ft drift that will be hard. Remember the trail may ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Current conditions of A.T. in Smoky Mtns.
February 25, 7:21am

stereotypes
Can we hold off on the stereotype that anyone who carries a gun for self defense is paranoid and will quickly blaze away at anything that startles him? Most people here may not think the danger in ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Guns in national parks... NOW LEGAL!
February 24, 10:23pm

Wouldn't worry
My understanding is this law simply allows people who are already licensed to carry in that state to do so in the National Park as well. I won't say whether its good or bad but I don't see...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Guns in national parks... NOW LEGAL!
February 24, 9:44pm

Re Re Re holding
Matt I totally agree the Ion would have been much nicer with a few pockets. There were a couple of threads here about adding pockets to Ions if you're interested in that. You could also add p...

In Gear Deals » GoLite ION
February 22, 8:07am

Re holding
Matt if you want a lightweight kid pack I think the Ion might be a good choice. As far as volume I think its around 1500 cubic inches although as I mentioned above you can modify it. For me it ho...

In Gear Deals » GoLite ION
February 21, 10:19pm

Poncho
Thanks for putting up the list thats great. The only rain gear I see is a poncho. I have a jacket I could loan, but it doesn't breath that well and it might have a leak on the shoulder (not s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker in Need!! can you help?
February 19, 6:04pm

Re Re nope unisex
I hear a lot of people say the hipbelt doesn't do anything for them on an Ion. Personally I like it for two reasons. First it keeps the pack from shifting around. Second when I pack it right...

In Gear Deals » GoLite ION
February 18, 10:46pm

Draft?
I wonder if drafts might be your problem (if not a thin pad). I like my Ultra 20 but I've only used it with a bivy which seems to really help with drafts.

In Philosophy & Technique » I cant stay warm in my Golite Ultra 20
February 18, 7:02pm

Pack
If the Gust doesn't work out let me know. I have a pack I made that weighs about 12 oz since it was my first I don't know if it would hold up on a really long hike. Do you have rain gear?...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker in Need!! can you help?
February 18, 6:52pm

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