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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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Here is what I have
I have a Bear Den 1 made of .75 Cuban with the extended beak. Total weight is about 14 oz, you could buy a separate inner net for it (don't have one). I got it in a trade and like it but alre...

In Gear Swap » Sell me your shelter! (1-2 person)
July 18, 12:48pm

Canyoneering Packs
HMG might make a pack out of Cordura for an extra fee. Won't hurt to ask. Also Chris Zimmer made me a very nice single stay pack that could have worked for canyoneering if made of heavier fab...

In Editor's Roundtable » Technical Canyoneering for the Ultralight Backpacker
July 02, 11:32am

Might Work
If we brought legitimately wild grizzlies to the Sierra's they'd probably reduce the local black bear population. That might actually solve some problems. Wild grizzlies that mind their o...

In On the Web » Returning grizzlies to the Sierra?
June 29, 2:18pm

Both Wrong
Conservatives seem to think global warming doesn't exit, they're wrong imho. Many liberals seem to think a few tweaks like a carbon tax and getting people to car pool will have a meaning...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 26, 5:07pm

Pacific Creek Report and Question
I've been practicing packrafting on the lower 5 miles or so of Pacific Creek. I hiked into the Teton Wilderness and put in at the confluence of Gravel Creek and Pacific Creek. It was a good r...

In Packrafting » Pacific Creek Report and Question
June 26, 3:55pm

A Cheaper Option
Not sure if its what you want but the Nikon Coolix 310 is cheaper and takes good pictures, noticeably better then other cameras I've used for similar shots.

In Photography » is the sony rx100 worth it?
June 11, 9:12pm

Hiking and/or Packrafting in Wyoming in June
I will be in and around the Greater Yellowstone area for June and most of July. If anyone is in the area and interested in doing a trip let me know. Mostly I'm going to be wildlife watching...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Hiking and/or Packrafting in Wyoming in June
June 10, 2:23pm

Try This
I was just in the Pecos Wilderness and its doable. There is some snow as you get closer to treeline and some big drifts above treeline. You could definitely do a good trip though. You might have...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Good early June backpacking areas
June 09, 11:39pm

re exped lighting
Here is the Exped http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/exped-lightning-review-schmidt.html Here is the link to the article on the Paradox http://www.backpackinglight.co...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
June 09, 10:05pm

Unaweep Review and Other Choices
There was a very thorough review of the Unaweep a while back. Dave really liked it. If you want a somewhat lighter and smaller pack I can highly recommend the Exped Lightning. I reviewed it a...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
June 09, 9:40pm

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