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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 Pack for 40+pound loads
Both the Porter and the Lighting are decent packs. I ended up with a Lighting and a Porter I couldn't sell (might be open to offers on a barely used Porter) I really think it comes down to ...

In GEAR » Pack for 40+ pound loads
May 21, 5:36pm

Lost Creek
Leigh I love Lost Creek but I've mostly gone early, might be a bit warmer in June. The most popular loop starts at Goose Creek but I really like the western loop over McCurdy Mountain its high...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for late June backpacking in CO
May 20, 9:01pm

Well WFR manual
Just got my WFR manual the mail for an upcoming course. I went straight to snakebites and they just said evacuate as soon as possible, along with very gruesome time lapse pictures of the effects o...

In GEAR » Sawyer Extractor Snake Bite Kit - Still Relevant?
May 19, 6:02pm

Re Anyone Else
I'm not super knowledable about the TT Moment but I don't see any reason it would not work. You could use a tarp and bivy (what I did) but if the Moment is what you have/want I don'...

In GEAR » CT shelter question...
May 19, 5:59pm

Re Re Re liberals and guns
My friend has his 9 year old little girl in mixed martial arts. She knows exactly where to hit a boy to take him out. I don't think she'll be a victim of anyone. She has a pink BB gun to...

In Philosophy & Technique » Rational Solo Fear
May 17, 10:14pm

Drunks and Roads
Jennifer makes a good point about road access. People tend to drive out to certain areas for their parties and they don't need guns to be scary. Funny story, the only time I was threatene...

In Philosophy & Technique » Rational Solo Fear
May 17, 10:00pm

Re More Newbieness
I haven't tried ebsit but I can tell you cotton balls work very well as fire starter. Basically a lit cotton ball creates much bigger and hotter flame then a lighter or match. This is very ni...

In Gear Lists » Starting to hone in on my gear list!
May 16, 10:06pm

Not Bad, some ideas
Not a bad list, here are a few thoughts You will likely need more water capacity in the dry sections of the CT, you could just have a pair of cheap 1 liter bottles in your resupply at Twin Lakes...

In Gear Lists » Starting to hone in on my gear list!
May 16, 9:32pm

Calling Dougles
Where is Doug, I see so much material here for one of his jokes...

In Philosophy & Technique » Rational Solo Fear
May 16, 6:58pm

More Ideas
My mom loves here Ospray Exos 46 you might check out the 58 liter version. Also you might check out the Exped Lighting 60, womens models seem to go on sale more often. I imagine the top pocket ...

In GEAR » ultralight pack that will fit very small woman well
May 16, 6:13pm

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