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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 Re Great Idea
Doing MYOG can be fun but there is a learning curve. If you try to make a tarp, or a pack don't be surprised if you make a mistake and have to buy more fabric and do it again. Depending on th...

In GEAR » Soooo, I need a job.....
January 07, 11:57am

Re Re Re Re Re Staff Surivivrs
I can assure you that writing articles for BPL is not a lucrative thing, most probably do it more for the love then the money. I generalyl avoid "downward spiral" debates because BPL...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 04, 9:21pm

Re Re Wild Wolf
I did read that book as a teenager Bob. It was fun but I was disappointed to hear later that there was some evidence Mowat fabricated parts of the book. What a shame, he did enough interesting st...

In On the Web » Large Carnivores Getting Comfy in Europe
January 04, 5:34pm

Wild Wolve
My philosophical question would be how are European countries going to keep these wolves "wild" in the long run? I think a scenario is possible where the wolves begin to act like feral d...

In On the Web » Large Carnivores Getting Comfy in Europe
January 04, 5:15pm

Kids and altitude
My understanding is most people don't feel altitude till about 8000ft. That is when I start to notice it a bit. I don't think a night at 4000 ft. would help much but your basic plan of sp...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite August trip with kids 9 and 11 years old
January 04, 2:36pm

Thanks
Wow thanks for the help guys, sorry I didn't keep up with the thread better, Christmas was crazy (I spent a good part of it stranded by an ice storm with no internet). To answer questions a...

In Photography » Hiking/Rafting Specific Question for GoPro4 Hero
January 03, 4:48pm

Re Pecos Wilderness Route help
As a rule of thumb I try to spend my first night no higher then 9000 ft. (and ideally a bit lower). That gives me time to acclimatize. The trouble with approaching the Pecos Wilderness from the no...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
January 03, 2:51pm

re xpac in cold
Dave has used xpac backpacks in Montana for a long time so I assume he would have discovered any cold related issues by now. Also the Seek Outside Paradox/Unaweep packs are often made of xpac and ...

In GEAR » xpac in the cold
January 02, 9:21pm

Re SLC - Inversion - Smog?
The smog is a good question. A friend of my family lived in SLC for a few years then moved to Colorado Springs to get away from the smog. Apparently it aggravated some type of lung condition.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
January 02, 3:15pm

How Much Weight
How much weight are we thinking about and exactly which Jam? I have a few thoughts but they might depend on model. Edit - So connection, or at least not too much slack between the hipbelt and t...

In Make Your Own Gear » BPL think tank on creating more structure/carrying comfort for a Jam pack
December 31, 9:12pm

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