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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 Good Job
Thanks for the kind words Kevin. I'm pretty sure my shoulder straps aren't as strong as your's. For me that is an okay trade off since this is a small pack that won't be packing o...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 14, 3:48pm

Re routes
I was gung ho to try my raft but now I'm pretty sure I'll leave it at home even if I don't go with a non rafting partner. I can probably raft a bit faster then I can walk but I will ha...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
January 13, 9:18pm

Re unaweep confusion
Sorry Michael, yes I bought the frame and hipbelt by themselves. Unaweep doesn't normally list the frame but you could always call and ask. The talon refers to the black pocket on the pac...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 13, 7:42pm

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

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