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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
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Raincoat and Sleeping Bag
I forgot to mention that Luke's Ultralight (different Luke not me) has a limited edition Goretex rain jacket with optional pit zips that is $100 and light weight. I haven't used it but I&#...

In Gear Lists » First time hiker going straight for an AT thru hike.
December 25, 3:16pm

Re Thanks
Here is a link to an article about Ultralight Breathable Rain Jackets, For rainpants I&#...

In Gear Lists » First time hiker going straight for an AT thru hike.
December 24, 7:48pm

Looks like a nice kit here are a few thoughts. Arc Blast - Heard good things about it but that is a pricey pack. Make sure its what you want. Its a bit heavier but I like the look of the HMG W...

In Gear Lists » First time hiker going straight for an AT thru hike.
December 24, 4:48pm

Snakes and Bugs
Pretty sure I heard somewhere the old stories of snakes crawling into sleeping bags were just myths. At any rate if snakes are out chances are bugs are too what keeps bugs out will keep snakes...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 24, 11:27am

New Pack Ideas
Forgot to mention that SMD will be coming out with new packs at some point. Might be a good idea to wait and see what they come up with.

In GEAR » Backpack for BearVault 200 - JMT
December 23, 8:38pm

Re Gila alternative
Its a ways from Colorado but Big Bend National Park or Big Bend Ranch State Park might be an option. I'll probably be out there myself after Christmas. Dominguez Canyon might be an option i...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gila alternative
December 23, 6:11pm

Original Question
To get back to Tom's question about packs... Tom are you happy with your Gorilla for other trips or do you want to replace it? That might affect how much you spend and which packs you choos...

In GEAR » Backpack for BearVault 200 - JMT
December 23, 5:46pm

Pack Size
I ordered a customized Porter 3400. Great pack but really tall. Since I'll never fill it to the top the 3400 is more then I need. I'd suggest taking a good look at the 2400 before the 340...

In GEAR » New pack
December 22, 6:50pm

Re Exped Lighting
Durability wise I think it will hold up pretty well. The fabric is Dyneema gridstop which has a good reputation as far as durability goes. The seems are minimized. As far as I can tell all the w...

In GEAR » New pack
December 22, 4:10pm

Exped Lighting
The compression straps are going to be changed on the 2014 version of the pack. What I've heard is that the straps will go under the side pocket. Normally I carry water bottles, my map an...

In GEAR » New pack
December 22, 3:06pm

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