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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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Tarp Size
Brett my poncho tarp is about 5ft. by 8ft. and I would not us it without a bivy. Its just too small to keep rain from blowing in the edges. I think 8 by 10 would be enough and give you more livin...

In GEAR » Solo Tarp without a Bivy
October 02, 1:19pm

Tiple Antibiotic
I'm going to second the motion that you carry Triple Antibiotic for several reasons. First I have personal experience with the joys of serious infection. I got infected when I was 14 from a b...

In GEAR » Purell instead of Triple Antibiotic Ointment?
October 02, 11:16am

Good idea
Thomas, good idea putting Christ in a bivy. I took my little brother camping a while back and he rolled out from under the tarp tent, fortunately it wasn't raining. Its great to see dads spen...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight Hike with my Son
September 30, 8:46am

Cool Idea
Personally I don't care if its been done before, I don't have time to search through thousands of old threads so I'm glad good ideas get published twice. Actually that sounds like a co...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear - A Titanium Potty Trowel
September 30, 6:44am

Sasquatch
lol Justin. That reminds me of how we used to have fun with Gorilla suits at summer camp. I came into a cabin in one once. All the little (7-8 yr. old) guys ran and hid under the beds. Than the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thinking About Bears and Cougars
September 26, 1:19pm

Tough little guy
That must be one tough little 7 year old (no offense to the 10 year old either). Nice to see a family spending time together like that. I wanted to take my little brother (11 now) and do the Colo...

In Post-Trip Reports » 7 Yr Old JMT Thru Hiker -- Update?
September 14, 6:05pm

Thanks Guys
Thanks for the info. we'll be smart and check the weather of course. The plan right now is to bring more than we're likely to need and leave extra stuff with friends. Glad to hear 20 degr...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Lost Creek in October
September 13, 3:41pm

Bear Spray
Donna please don't get whigged out I don't think anyone here considers animals an iminant threat to you if you're backpacking. Its just one of several things that can go wrong and ther...

In GEAR » Does bear spray work with black bears and what brand?
September 13, 1:14pm

Lost Creek in October
I have a quick question for you Colorado folks out there. I am planning a trip with a friend in the Lost Creek Wilderness in mid October. We have a week and the plan is to basically make a huge l...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Lost Creek in October
September 13, 12:50pm

Statistics
Just reading about statsitical studies today. It would be interesting to break down all the data on animal attacks. For example what groups (hunters, fishermen etc.) get in trouble the most often...

In GEAR » Does bear spray work with black bears and what brand?
September 11, 5:54pm

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