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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: Help me lighten up for the CDT
I would question the pad, seems a bit heavy and fragile. I might consider a Ridge Rest or a 3/4 length Prolite. Of course that is just me, such things are pretty subjective and you might have alr...

In Gear Lists » Help me lighten up for the CDT
February 26, 1:24pm

Re: Need help finding a venue for a scout backpacking trip, for a Delaware based troop
Not my area but check out this website for ideas. http://www.midatlantichikes.com Hope this helps.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Need help finding a venue for a scout backpacking trip, for a Delaware based troop
February 22, 5:59pm

Re: Re: BMWO
I plan on renting a car, shuttling it to the end and (hopefully) hitching a ride with someone back to the start. As of right now I don't think my brother is coming but we'll see. I'...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
February 22, 12:57pm

Re: Re: Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition
What do you mean its "illegal to glass" is it illegal to sit and watch for an animal to show up?

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition
February 19, 4:33pm

Re: To cargo fly or not to cargo fly?
Inflating the boat takes maybe 5-10 minutes. Not a huge deal imho. But if I recall you're mostly looking at the Flathead in which case you should be fine without it. Have you considered go...

In Packrafting » Alpacka Cargo Fly?
February 18, 5:31pm

Guadalupe Mountains vs. Big Bend
Just did another trip over Presidents Day. Big Bend was full, no backcountry permits in the Chisos Basin. In the Guadalupe Mountains I asked about Tejas Campsite, Bush Mountain Campsite and Blue ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Weekend Wanderings in West Texas: Photo Essay
February 18, 9:08am

Re: Alpacka Cargo Fly?
My raft has no fly, mostly because I bought it used and was cheap in any case. I didn't hear any complaints or mention of such failure at the packraft roundup. I'm happy with my curre...

In Packrafting » Alpacka Cargo Fly?
February 17, 9:56pm

Re: Re: Pecos Wilderness Route help
The Pecos gets decent hunting pressure in fall so I doubt there are many "habituated" bears. I have never used a bear canister in the rockies and I've never had a problem. Bear han...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
February 17, 9:00am

He still died
"They hate McCandless because his uncompromised nature reminds them of their compromised lives. Because he out-Alaskaned the Alaskans." That almost sounds like he won a contest. Let&#...

In On the Web » How Chris McCandless Died: An Update
February 12, 9:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Water
I think human pollution of the water is the concern not that we'll drink it all up. Agreed the water in most springs is nasty anyway. The only reliable water there is in the Canyon and the tr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Weekend Wanderings in West Texas: Photo Essay
February 11, 2:53pm

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