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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
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Re Re School Spending
I don't know how school funding compares to past decades but I teach in a Title 1 school so I know a few things about education. Its a complete myth that our schools are under funded. We ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 06, 7:14pm

A place for heavy packs
I just got back from another trip in the Guadalupe Mountains with an Exped Lighting. At 38 oz its on the heavy side but its the pack I keep grabbing. I have a 28 oz pack but I never take it to th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
April 06, 5:59pm

First rule of packs, fit, fit and FIT
I've tried lots of packs and found getting a perfect fit is tricky. If it fits then that is a strong argument in its favor. That said I'd be tempted to try out the new packs by Six Moons ...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst vs. ???? for a solo JMT thru hike
April 03, 11:20pm

I'd be willing to give someone a nice discount if they were interested in any two of these packs. Its would save the expense and hassle of a mailing.

In Gear Swap » F.S. Customized Zimmerbuilt Pack
April 03, 4:56pm

Re Re Plastic Frame Sheet
Yes my understanding is its just between the stays. All HMG Porters have a foam pad across the whole back of the pack. Its really hard to tell the difference between those with the plastic and tho...

In Gear Swap » F.S. Customized Zimmerbuilt Pack
April 03, 5:30am

Re Does this Author Hate Zpacks
David has only been a Gossamer Gear ambassador for a short while. He was using rugged packs way before that. The arc blast is definitely a cool design but its not the most durable in the world ac...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 02, 10:09pm

Plastic Frame Sheet
The plastic frame sheet is sewn into the pack so its non-removable. The pack has twin aluminium stays that can be removed and bent to fit your own back. Between the frame stays the plastic frame s...

In Gear Swap » F.S. Customized Zimmerbuilt Pack
April 02, 3:09pm

Prices Lowered on HMG Porter and Zimmerbuilt Packs
Lowered the prices a bit. Now HMG Porter for $270 Zimmerbuilt Orange Pack for $165 Zimmerbuilt Black and Red Pack for $250

In Gear Swap » F.S. Customized Zimmerbuilt Pack
April 01, 5:36pm

Re Porter
Good catch Philip the Porter is size Large, not sure why I said "Long"

In Gear Swap » F.S. Customized Zimmerbuilt Pack
April 01, 8:05am

Torso Length
I had the hipbelt sort of hiked up tall at that point. It took the weight off my shoulders but it didn't anchor as well and dug into my stomach a bit. I hike most of the day with it to try it...

In Gear Swap » F.S. Customized Zimmerbuilt Pack
March 31, 8:47pm

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