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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.
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Exped Lighting
The compression straps are going to be changed on the 2014 version of the pack. What I've heard is that the straps will go under the side pocket. Normally I carry water bottles, my map an...

In GEAR » New pack
December 22, 3:06pm

Packs
I think the Mystery Ranch pack will be overkill for most everything. Before you drop $300 on a Porter I'd suggest taking a look at the Exped Lighting 45 or Lighting 60 (same pack two sizes...

In GEAR » New pack
December 22, 2:07pm

AT List
I would think the 35 degree bag would be okay by May. I'd keep the other clothing layers a bit longer just in case and send them home later.

In Gear Lists » northbound AT gear list
December 16, 9:22pm

Ray Jardin
To some Ray Jardin was "the man" back in the early days of UL hiking. To give credit where its due he did hike a lot of miles with UL gear he mostly made himself. Its just that his ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Ray Jardine's "Trail Life" book
December 15, 8:44pm

Golite Shoes
Thanks Rick! I'll check those out. I might be able to make the leather versions work as a work shoe at school. A zero drop shoe I could wear under slacks would be great!

In GEAR » New Shoes
December 15, 12:56pm

Ideas
I've played with the Porter and like it. I have only seen the Epic in pictures. According to Ryan Jordan the Porter carries more weight. Weight wise I don't think you save any real weight...

In Packrafting » HMG Porter or ULA Epic
December 15, 12:49pm

Looking for new Zero Drop Shoes
Looking for new shoes to replace my Altra Lone Peaks which are wearing out, I loved the zero drop and wide toe box of the Lone Peaks and might buy another pair. But I'm also considering shoes ...

In GEAR » New Shoes
December 14, 11:18pm

Pad and Gators
I'd like the pad and gators if they are still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: A whole bunch of stuff
December 14, 8:57pm

Other Options
Zimmerbuilt can make any torso length your hear desires. I believe I heard once that ULA made a customized Circuit for a kid so they might do it. The Exped Lighting 60 might be a good option beca...

In GEAR » Short torso pack help
December 13, 10:50pm

Re Selling
Well you could also put a cheap foam pad under what you have to add some insulation. Maybe not a long term solution but it might be good to test the concept. I've used torso length pads with R...

In Gear Lists » My Gear List: Advice?
December 11, 10:00pm

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