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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
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REI is helping
Judging from the people I see in Colorado and VA this article is pretty good. If these folks applied whats in the article they would be way better off. You can go light with whats available at ...

In GEAR » Backpacking Light @ REI = LOL
June 15, 3:04pm

I haven't done a NOLS trip but I would be thinking about condensation more than anything. Assuming you are on a long trip in other people's shelters you may not know how your bag will perf...

In GEAR » pushing a quilt....
June 15, 11:42am

I suspect people with way more knowledge than me will be jumping in soon but heres my 2 cents. I used two Nikon Coolpix Cameras with AA batteries, I think they were the L12 and L15. I am now usin...

In GEAR » camera for panorama and batt. life
June 13, 5:19pm

Wow I'm impressed Brian. Stripped down that pack is just a tad heavier than a lot of popular frameless packs but is more versital because you can put the frame back in for heavier loads. Baci...

In GEAR » Cutting up a REI Flash 50 backpack
June 13, 3:10pm

Daniel that PVC jacket looks a lot like what I was thinking about. Can you tell me anything about breathability?

In Make Your Own Gear » If you were to make a Cuben rain jacket...
June 10, 8:21pm

I have thought about this idea myself although i would probably use 1.1 Nylon instead of cuban. I was thinking about big pit zips and no hood. Instead if a hood I would wear a WPB hat. I figure ...

In Make Your Own Gear » If you were to make a Cuben rain jacket...
June 10, 2:04pm

Nice report, glad you had fun. I liked the tips on making a trip fun for kids.

In Post-Trip Reports » Sunol Regional Wilderness - Overnight Quick Fix
June 05, 1:29pm

homemade stuff
hey tom. I got to CA because of a temporary job. I wouldn't want to come off like I was bragging too much about the gear, I'm no Ron Bell for sure. The tarp was just 3 yards if 1.1 nylon...

In Post-Trip Reports » Snow Mountain Trip Report.
June 05, 12:38am

Gun vs. Spray
It seems the bear ran away after being shot. I've heard plenty of stories of hunters having to trail wounded bears so I don't know if an injured grizzly is gurenteed to charge to the death...

In Chaff » "Backpacker shoots, kills grizzly in Alaska park"
June 01, 7:37pm

Torso Length?
I probably shouldn't but I'm SOOO tempted. Can you tell me what the torso length is?

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks Blast 18
May 31, 11:00pm

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