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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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Bivy
I use a MLD bivy, its water resistant but not water proof, I use it under a tarp. Equinox makes a similar but cheaper bivy that I used for a long time. The floor isn't the greatest qualit...

In Gear Lists » Smoky Mountain Winter Gear List.... Help Please!!!
October 20, 9:38pm

Re Re Re Jerry
"maybe it's a myth that liberals and conservatives can't agree with each other" haha I've enjoyed watching both sides make each other's arguments.

In GEAR » quadcopter/drones for backpacking (the future is coming)
October 20, 10:37am

Re Jerry
That is a good point. Its easier to send in a drone then a Marine unit so presidents can get careless. Personally I think drones are great, we just need to rethink the moral and legal limits ...

In GEAR » quadcopter/drones for backpacking (the future is coming)
October 20, 10:12am

Re Re Re Re Re Re al-Awlaki
There is an interesting free video on Stratfor.com discussing the issue of technology and war. Basically they argue precision weapons have changed how wars will be fought and the moral calculation...

In GEAR » quadcopter/drones for backpacking (the future is coming)
October 20, 9:45am

Interested in a three way swap
Tad since the Absaroka is made of relatively light material it won't last forever. If you like it I'd suggest buying the next entire pack that you see. D.k. I have a beat up pack I want...

In Gear Swap » WTB: HELP- Absoroka Hip Belt M
October 19, 8:11pm

Frame?
Very nice looking packs. I'd love to see some pictures of the frame and how you made it. A 23 oz pack with a frame carrying 40 pounds is pretty impressive.

In Make Your Own Gear » Two New Packs
October 19, 6:00pm

Pads and Backup Plans
If the Z-rest is full length you should be fine, no need to buy a full length neo air. +1 on a bivy or shelter in case you can't make it to an AT shelter. Snow, ice, blisters and other surp...

In Gear Lists » Smoky Mountain Winter Gear List.... Help Please!!!
October 18, 11:44pm

Pad
I'm not super familiar with winter in the Smokies but I wonder if you might want a full length pad?

In Gear Lists » Smoky Mountain Winter Gear List.... Help Please!!!
October 17, 9:22pm

Re Luke Here's a Trip
Thanks for the invite. Unfortunately I'm in Midland now so that's way too long of a drive for me to fit into a weekend off work. Hope you have fun.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 3 gallons of water in a frameless pack?
October 16, 6:45pm

Meeting dumb people
All these stories have me thinking I'll throw a couple disposable ponchos, a mini bik and an extra mini light in my pack next time. Not much weight gain and they might help someone else out. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » What would you have done?
October 15, 10:08pm

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