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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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Re Full Spectra
I was feeling a bit better so I put a few things in the pack and tried it on. First I like the hipbelt. Its stiffer and does a better job of supporting the pack then any other UL cottage pack I&#...

In GEAR » Searching for a new pack
December 11, 5:29pm

Re Re Re Thanks
Thanks Clayton. I'll probably give them a call soon and see if they can shorten it. If they can I'll seriously look into that. I love the pack but I don't see how I'd every use th...

In GEAR » Searching for a new pack
December 10, 10:27pm

Sleeping Cold
Different people are different but being cold in a 15 degree bag at 39 seems pretty extreme. I think there is another problem. Its possible your bag is worn out. Do you store it in the stuff sa...

In Gear Lists » My Gear List: Advice?
December 10, 9:27pm

Re Thanks
I don't know if it would help but its easy to take the stay out of the Exped and bend it to fit your back better. I really, really liked mine. A review is coming at some point. Construc...

In GEAR » Searching for a new pack
December 10, 8:29pm

HMG Update
Just got my HMG Porter 3400 today. Due to a pulled muscle in my back I can't really comment on comfort with a load. Right now nothing feels comfortable. I can tell you the 150 d feels very...

In GEAR » Searching for a new pack
December 10, 7:01pm

Re narrowed it down
Did HMG offer to make you a pack in dyneema or full spectra? If they did I'd be curious how much the full spectra version would cost. I have a 150 d Porter on order and it should be her...

In GEAR » Searching for a new pack
December 09, 9:31pm

Christmas Gifts
My favorite idea is the map. With everything being digitalized its possible to customize a map. What if you customized a map of a place you planned on hiking with kid friendly symbols. Maybe sym...

In Gear Swap » WTB christmas gifts for my 5yo
December 09, 9:26pm

Tree Rats
I don't know much about tree rats but I'm careful of rodents in general. One survival expert published articles about how to trap and eat rats then learned about some nasty diseases that c...

In Other Activities » Any bowhunters here?
December 09, 7:37pm

Long Trail?
If you want to be able to say you completed a trail you might consider the Long Trail. Doing it in 10 days might be a stretch but you could try.

In Pre-Trip Planning » AT Help
December 08, 1:58pm

Burn?
My only question would be whether the Burn will carry the water weight in south CA. I'm guessing you've thought of that though.

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014 Fine tuning needed!
December 07, 10:28pm

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