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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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re re Nutella
Nutalla is not PB and chocolate but come to think of it you can buy that too. Good idea mixing chocolate and PB powder.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » New trail food intro: Powdered peanut butter
September 08, 7:26am

Drafts
I think that is the limiting factor. At some point no matter how many clothes you wear you're going to have drafts and cold spots. Once I had money for a warmer quilt I quit using the 50 degr...

In GEAR » Pushing a 50F Syn quilt below its rating.
September 07, 11:00pm

Re fraid its me
Haha, well I thought Ken was poking fun at me for keeping my Teton Wilderness route a secret and then praising your TR. Your blog is great fun and I really liked your CO Trail Guide.

In Post-Trip Reports » East to West - Uinta Highline Trail
September 07, 10:49pm

Re Probably Down to freezing
One VERY important thing I forgot to mention, I used a bivy when I took mine down to 35. That adds a few degrees of warmth in any situation and it makes a huge difference if you are using a quilt ...

In GEAR » Pushing a 50F Syn quilt below its rating.
September 07, 10:45pm

Losing Weight
My ideas are as follows Try a short Prolite pad, saves 10 oz. Skip pillow and use your rain gear inside a stuff sack instead, saves about 4 oz Leave the Cap. 3 bottoms at home unless its ...

In Gear Lists » 3-season gear list, want to lose some weight
September 07, 10:42pm

Re good one sir
Seriously though, I don't mind sharing some places, even most places. Partly because most places I go aren't super secret. Normally there are already guide books and articles discussing t...

In Post-Trip Reports » East to West - Uinta Highline Trail
September 07, 10:20pm

Re Re East to West - Uinta Highline Trail
"Don't complain if it's crowded next time, Mr. Mags ;)" Haha Ken that jokes kinda on me. The great thing about this area is its far from Colorado, Yellowstone and Yosemite a...

In Post-Trip Reports » East to West - Uinta Highline Trail
September 07, 9:58pm

Size Up
I have not worn true boots in a long time so take this with a grain of salt. Since boots lace up farther I find I can get away with a bigger size. I'm swimming in a size 10 shoe but I remembe...

In GEAR » Boot Hunt
September 07, 9:53pm

Re East to West - Uinta Highline Trail
Nice report Mags. Basically the first report I've seen of that area. I knew it had to be special in some way because Ryan had lots of pictures of the Uintas in his book and early BPL articles...

In Post-Trip Reports » East to West - Uinta Highline Trail
September 07, 9:49pm

Re Re Pushing a 50F Syn quilt below its rating
I'm hesitant to make recommendations but with the setup you have I'd probably feel safe to about 35-40 for short nights. In other words if its summer and it will only dip to 35 for a coupl...

In GEAR » Pushing a 50F Syn quilt below its rating.
September 07, 9:39pm

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