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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
CountryUnited States
My Website URLhttp://westtexasmountainman.wordpress.com/

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Jam 35
I'd sort of forgotten about the Jam 35, I remember a while back someone else posted pictures of kids using the Golite Jam 35. It helps to know your kids too. Motivation will play a big ro...

In GEAR » Kids BackPack recommendations
January 20, 1:14pm

UL Kids Packs
Best bet would be to carefully read the "Five Yards to SUL-Pack" article. I used their basic plans to make a number of packs both for me and for my younger brother.

In GEAR » Kids BackPack recommendations
January 19, 8:38pm

My Horror Story of Arctic Cannibalism and Survival
My story was a tough one, its only recent I can talk about it... When I was a little guy we went packrafting with an early version of the Alpacka. Our plan was to packraft to a small island on t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Horror Stories
January 19, 12:10am

Improved Hipbelt?
I can't quit tell from the pictures provided but it looks like the hipbelt has changed a bit. That might be a big improvement. I tried an Exos on at REI. The hipbelt was so flimsy I didn'...

In GEAR » 2014 Osprey Exos 48
January 14, 9:55pm

I haven't done the JMT but here are my general thoughts on gear. 1. Hiking shirt - I'd suggest a button up synthetic shirt with a tight weave in the fabric. This will help keep bugs of...

In Gear Lists » 2014 June 1st JMT Gear List.... Need Some Help
January 13, 8:22pm

To Small for me
I'd be all over this if I had a medium torso. Unfortunately I'm too big for this little beauty.

In Gear Swap » FS: Custom "Klettersack" inspired rucksack w/ removable ULA Circuit hipbelt
January 12, 5:47pm

Weight Savings and Comfort
The weight difference between a well designed UL pack and a frameless pack of the same size really isn't that great. For example the HMG Windrunner is 28 oz. A frameless pack of similar size ...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
January 12, 5:46pm

Old Blacksmiths
I believe the Arabs used scimitars made of Damascus at one point. Netflics had an interesting documentary on a Viking sword. Apparently they found a way to carbonize steel which improved its ...

In GEAR » Interesting Knife
January 03, 5:55pm

I know some people have used Yurts as cabins to get around excessive building codes (they are "temporary" structures). If you found a nice piece of property maybe putting a yurt on it wo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Buy a cabin near Kings Canyon/ Sequoia west entrances?
January 03, 3:07pm

Backup Plan
Well if you're flying here's another idea. Fly into Jackson Hole and rent a car. From there spend some time in Yellowstone. Car camp and spend a couple day's watching animals in the La...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help me get ready for a summer trip to Glacier NP
January 02, 12:08pm

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