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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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Thanks Doug
Thanks Doug, I have used a quilt before (BPL UL60) but it was plenty roomy. I was hoping no one would tell me that a down quilt needs lots of extra room or it will compress from the inside etc. S...

In GEAR » Question for Quilt Users
December 16, 8:37pm

Golite
I don't think Golite can profitably market a lot of fringe gear succesfully. First most of the people I see in the woods would either trash it or not know how to use it properly. A lot of m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What happened to Golite?
December 16, 8:26pm

Thanks
Thanks for the input guys I think I'll keep it. Worst case scenerio I could probably get someone like Tim Marshall to add an extra baffle to the top or do it myself.

In GEAR » Question for Quilt Users
December 16, 12:46pm

Quilt length
I can cinch it up over my shoulders and stretch my legs out. It might compress the down at the bottom at bit so I would bring an extra pair of socks. I tried it with a down ski jacket and there s...

In GEAR » Question for Quilt Users
December 16, 12:15pm

Question for Quilt Users
I have a quick question for all you quilt users out there. I have not been able to afford a good down quilt but my awesome family all chipped in to get me a heavily dicounted golite ultra 20. The...

In GEAR » Question for Quilt Users
December 16, 11:50am

Seperated from pack
As a just in case policy I usually carry a pocket knife clipped in my waistband, a lighter in my pocket and a small light around my kneck. My thinking is that should be enough to get me home if a ...

In Philosophy & Technique » If you were seperated from your pack...
December 11, 9:08pm

Re Re Survey
I love gear reviews and trip reports but I think BPL would be much more boring if all it did was review the latest packs and tell stories about hiking from point A to point B. Its fun to see how p...

In Philosophy & Technique » SURVEY: Ultralight Hunting at Backpacking Light
December 11, 1:41pm

Pace
If you want to make thirty miles a day there better be a general agreement on it. Otherwise its not worth the strain on friendships when someone can't keep up. Also even if you're feelin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unwritten Rules of Backpacking with Buddies
December 10, 10:54am

Slingshots
A friend was telling me how boys in Afica would us slings to protect their goat herds. If a baboon came around he said they were good enough to decide if they wanted to kill it or just hurt it.

In Philosophy & Technique » Sling Shots
December 09, 11:10am

UL60
I took a BPL UL60 Quilt down to around 38-40 degrees one time in normal hiking clothes. I was borderline hypothermic the next moring. However just for perspective this was in Febuary so it was a ...

In GEAR » 40*F: UL60 quilt + bivy OR down pants/jacket + bivy
December 08, 6:20pm

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