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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
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Re Frame Curve at Base
If my scale is correct mine weighs 35 oz so about 7 or 8 oz over a Cuban Unaweep if I have the numbers right. Actually I understand Seek Outside is discontinuing the Cuban Unaweep.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 13, 6:50pm

WTB Scout or Older Model Alpacka Raft
I have an Alpacka Yak that I am quit happy with. But I would like to supplement it with another raft that is a bit smaller so I can take it on trips with less rafting and also so I can take a frie...

In Gear Swap » WTB Scout or Older Model Alpacka Raft
January 13, 3:12pm

Seam Allowance and Materials
Yes Dave that is a single layer of VX42 on the bottom. I went with VX21 for the back reinforced with VX42 where the straps are sewn on. The sleaves are Dyneema X folded double. One half is sewn ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 13, 11:55am

Re Re RE Frame
Dave it depends on how I position the hipbelt (high or low grommet). In that picture the frame is a bit tall but the pack has no real weight in it. With 40 pounds in the pack it sinks down a bit ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 13, 7:41am

Packrafts
I believe I saw a Alpacka on packrafting.org for sale, they tend to go fast but you might check that out.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Packrafts! Yukon Yak and Alpacka Size
January 13, 5:30am

Re Frame
No its the Unaweep frame, they both curl back a bit, probably to get the frame out of your way as you walk.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 13, 5:28am

Re Re Re Wilderness Backpacker
Beyond the police my question would be why was this poor guy left too his own devices anyway? My feeling is he would have gotten in trouble with the police or someone else sooner or later.

In Chaff » Cops will face charges for killing wilderness backpacker.
January 12, 5:54pm

Re Re Re Re Re Pecos Wilderness Route help
"Luke : thanks for the idea of caltopo. I never even knew that existed. My production at work today is now shot :)" It gets worse... Check out "export" you can put the route...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
January 12, 10:39am

Research before buying
I can't speak to this situation but something seems too good to be true here. Those cheap five fingers were a red flag too me. For a while counterfeit five fingers were a major problem. Neve...

In Gear Deals » inovs for ~30-40$
January 12, 9:01am

Re Re Re Re Pecos Wilderness Route help
I can't tell you anything about that trail, I'd just try caltopo, should be pretty close. I've never done that area in May but it might be a bit early. You probably already know thi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
January 11, 8:29pm

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