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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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Critter Watching
I plan on being in Wyoming again but don't have specifics, as it gets closer post plans and I'll let you know if I'll be up there. My brother has done more wildlife watching then me....

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Yellowstone trip with an emphasis on wildlife?
December 27, 10:57pm

Rain Gear
I used a 7 oz Golite Virga on the first 409 miles of the CT. Lot of condensation and the less the ideal hood meant I got water in through my face. When I went back to finish the last 76 miles...

In Gear Lists » First time hiker going straight for an AT thru hike.
December 26, 10:55pm

My Picks (and an anit-anti-consumerism rant)
My picks Ultralight Backpacking Item - Exped Lighting 60. Great pack! Best 2 pound load hauler I've tried so far. Insert anti-anti-consumerism rant here Sometimes the focus on gea...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Staff Picks
December 26, 10:16pm

Pink BB Guns
A family friend just got his 9 year old girl a pink Red Rider. When she asked for it we asked her what she wanted it for "Because when I grow up I want to join the army and have a pink rifle....

In GEAR » Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others?
December 25, 9:23pm

Christmas Gifts
Got my parents a Sawyer Mini, and the siblings got them a Gigipower stove. Not much to get them since last year they got new packs, a new tent, new pads and they already have down bags. Got l...

In GEAR » Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others?
December 25, 3:27pm

Raincoat and Sleeping Bag
I forgot to mention that Luke's Ultralight (different Luke not me) has a limited edition Goretex rain jacket with optional pit zips that is $100 and light weight. I haven't used it but I&#...

In Gear Lists » First time hiker going straight for an AT thru hike.
December 25, 3:16pm

Re Thanks
Here is a link to an article about Ultralight Breathable Rain Jackets, http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/ul_wpb_jackets_sotmr_part2.html#.Uro_kMHTnIU For rainpants I&#...

In Gear Lists » First time hiker going straight for an AT thru hike.
December 24, 7:48pm

Thoughts
Looks like a nice kit here are a few thoughts. Arc Blast - Heard good things about it but that is a pricey pack. Make sure its what you want. Its a bit heavier but I like the look of the HMG W...

In Gear Lists » First time hiker going straight for an AT thru hike.
December 24, 4:48pm

Snakes and Bugs
Pretty sure I heard somewhere the old stories of snakes crawling into sleeping bags were just myths. At any rate if snakes are out chances are bugs are too what keeps bugs out will keep snakes...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 24, 11:27am

New Pack Ideas
Forgot to mention that SMD will be coming out with new packs at some point. Might be a good idea to wait and see what they come up with.

In GEAR » Backpack for BearVault 200 - JMT
December 23, 8:38pm

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