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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 Hiking with USFS Maps Only
"Ahhh, you young kids these days. Your idea of land navigation is to follow the big arrow that shows on your smart phone." Haha I know Bob, but actually I am one "young kid" ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with USFS Maps Only
November 06, 6:17pm

Maps and Time
Very interesting history Nick. I think a key difference now is time. On our particular trip we were mostly worried about getting back in time so Morgan could catch his flight. We were concerned ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with USFS Maps Only
November 06, 5:00pm

West Texas and other ideas
The Guadalupe Mountains could be a nice destination, I've been there multiple times in the winter and it was never under 25 (and normally higher). They are about right for a 2-3 day trip and y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Destination above 20 F in late November?
November 05, 8:40pm

Bob Packrafting Video
Well I tried uploading a newer version of that video but it didn't work for some reason. Its not really that different from the one actually published so I probably won't bother trying aga...

In Editor's Roundtable » Packrafting without a Good Map
November 04, 10:05pm

Navigating through the Bob
Dave - You are so right on that. I went back later (with a good map) and stayed higher on the ridge, it worked well. That didn't show up on Morgan's map however. I think our logic was th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Packrafting without a Good Map
November 04, 8:13pm

Texas?
I haven't got out to Big Bend but I love the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. From everything I've heard Big Bend is at least as good. You mentioned distance but there are a couple thin...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help! thoughts about a hike in late Dec-Jan
October 21, 8:59pm

Re Re Creeping Weight
I miss the innovation of trying lighter and lighter gear but some of the things I used to try weren't super practical, so I stopped doing them. Poncho tarps and super skimpy pads would be a go...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 19, 8:36pm

Like
I've thought for a while the main weakness of BPL was that so much talent was diffused all over the internet. There is nothing quite like BPL when it comes to gear reviews and technical articl...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Light's News Digest: No. 1
October 08, 9:08pm

Re Re Update
Yeah he definitely can cook! That is something I need to work on. He also made up an awesome song about a hole in his packraft when we were out there. Morgan if you're out there in digit...

In Post-Trip Reports » Packrafting the South Fork of the Flathead and West Fork of Sun
October 06, 10:20pm

Updated
Well I posted a TR here with a few more pictures and details to fill in the blanks for Tom. Morgan and I had an awesome adventure with rafts and a lack of good maps later on. That is going to be ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Packrafting the South Fork of the Flathead and West Fork of Sun
October 06, 9:40pm

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