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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lightest pack with a stay?
Hum interesting Billy, I thought most could do 30 with that pack. I think I have come up with my perfect pack design. First I would make a lighter version of the Unaweep hipbelt. Its a one p...

In GEAR » Lightest pack with a stay?
February 28, 5:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Lightest pack with a stay?
Just noticed Zpacks is offering the Arc Blast in Dyneema X. They say it adds 3oz. So the total weight would be right around 20 oz depending on other features. A 20oz pack that can carry 30-35 po...

In GEAR » Lightest pack with a stay?
February 28, 5:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lightest pack with a stay?
"12 liter, 4 day, Big Bend trip :)" 12 liters would be light for a Big Bend trip, unless you are caching water. In any case carrying that much water puts you in a whole different weig...

In GEAR » Lightest pack with a stay?
February 27, 10:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Lightest pack with a stay?
As someone who has used a stripped down pack (HMG Porter) they can be a bit of a pain. With a light pack its easy to pull it off and grab stuff. But with a heavy load its a real bother. I think ...

In GEAR » Lightest pack with a stay?
February 27, 9:56pm

Re: Lightest pack with a stay?
A limiting factor is how much weight you want to put in this thing. A frame puts a lot of stress on the pack. The fabric around it needs to be reinforced or it will tear out (been there done that...

In GEAR » Lightest pack with a stay?
February 27, 9:42pm

Re: Re: Trip Report Challenge
"But do you really resent going off season?" Yes because hiking through West Texas is WAY more fun in the summer when its 110 degrees. Joking aside winter is the season to go visit ...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 27, 7:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Trip Report Challenge
Stephen I was joking, I actually get out a fair amount in the off season. My two resent trip reports are here The advantage of teaching in Texas is that I can go to the desert in the winter...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 27, 5:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Trip Report Challenge
I think you should post that gear list one item per post. That will keep the thread going till summer when we can all go hiking.

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 27, 5:46pm

Re: Re: never too late to participate
This thread is so bad its good. Edit - Ian don't forget to work guns, global warming, and taxes in there.

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 27, 1:38pm

Re: Help me lighten up for the CDT
I would question the pad, seems a bit heavy and fragile. I might consider a Ridge Rest or a 3/4 length Prolite. Of course that is just me, such things are pretty subjective and you might have alr...

In Gear Lists » Help me lighten up for the CDT
February 26, 1:24pm

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