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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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Nikon
I had a Nikon L15 for a while. They should still be out there although I think they might have updated to an L18 or something like that. It uses 2 AA batteries.

In Photography » Camera that uses AAs?
November 05, 7:25am

Cool
Awesome trip report, I like your writing style. I was hoping you guys would do an article or at least post a trip report. Just curious about the food how much was not enough Dave?

In Editor's Roundtable » Le Parcour de Wild Race Report
November 03, 5:09pm

Z-55
Franco good point on the volume question. Tim I'm not sure you really need an expensive pack if you're going to be doing short days. Why not look at a cheaper pack like a Kelty or Jans...

In GEAR » Pack for Heavy loads
November 02, 2:52pm

Re. Gregory Z55 comments for loads of 35#+
You're right it will carry more than 35 pounds fairly well its just the edge of its design parametors. The Z-55 is a bit overbuilt and priced for what its supposed to do but I don't mind b...

In GEAR » Pack for Heavy loads
November 02, 1:11pm

Packs
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

RNMP
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

Insurance
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

Weird
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

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