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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 New Ultralight Bear Canister. Only 7.4 ounces
Ian I think the moral thing to do is pray for folks like Mitchell... Something along these lines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNMyPt3I8Fw But being ULers I think we should pray his Cuban...

In GEAR » New Ultralight Bear Canister. Only 7.4 ounces!
May 06, 5:34pm

Re Re Options
I had a pack made of VX 42 and love the stuff, unfortunately it didn't fit so I traded it. I liked it better then gridstop but it is heavier. I probably would not us a 44oz 26 inch tall pack ...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
May 06, 8:35am

Options?
Look very cool but for the hiking I do I wouldn't use such a big pack very often. Do you think it would work to make one with a cut down frame and a Dyneema X bag? Assuming I stay in West Tex...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
May 05, 10:52pm

Re Re Re Re July 3-9
Thanks Dave, that should work well. Can't wait.

In Packrafting » Packrafting trip ideas for a novice
May 01, 3:20pm

Fleece?
Andrew Skurka said in his book he would have preferred a fleece to a synthetic hoody on his trip. Reason being they are better in rainy weather.

In GEAR » Down vs Synthetic Puffy in the Brooks Range
April 30, 10:55pm

Re Troublemaker
"Then I realized I'd probably slowly go insane :)" I don't think there would be anything "slow" about it, it would be a headfirst dive into the depths of food deprive...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packing JUST a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
April 30, 10:48pm

Re Re July 3-9
Hope you don't mind my jumping in. I'm trying to work a similar trip into my summer schedule. Do you think the last week of June would be scary? I'm leaning towards a later trip, s...

In Packrafting » Packrafting trip ideas for a novice
April 30, 8:08am

Could be even lighter
Looks like its still a functioning "battle rifle" (although I doubt you'd really take that to war). For hunting I bet you could make it even lighter if it was single shot or bolt act...

In Other Activities » huntinglight? sub 4 pound centerfire rifle
April 29, 11:23am

Wind River Shelter
The Winds have been done with tarps and even poncho tarps but you might like the full coverage as others have mentioned. If you want a cheap shaped tarp the Golite Shangri la 2 is a good optio...

In GEAR » Tarp in the Wind River Range
April 28, 8:09am

West Texas
The Guadalupes don't get much love compared to Big Bend. But they are very nice in cool months. When other mountain ranges are snowed in they offer mountain scenery without the need for winte...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Epic trips in states that don't get the glory
April 27, 8:19pm

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