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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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Comfort
I've always argued comfort is an important consideration both ways. I could walk around in body armor. It is legal pretty much everywhere, and I don't have to be a good shot to use it. I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hikers shot and robbed in California
May 22, 8:31pm

Re Re Pack for 40+pound loads
Both the Porter and the Lighting are decent packs. I ended up with a Lighting and a Porter I couldn't sell (might be open to offers on a barely used Porter) I really think it comes down to ...

In GEAR » Pack for 40+ pound loads
May 21, 5:36pm

Lost Creek
Leigh I love Lost Creek but I've mostly gone early, might be a bit warmer in June. The most popular loop starts at Goose Creek but I really like the western loop over McCurdy Mountain its high...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for late June backpacking in CO
May 20, 9:01pm

Well WFR manual
Just got my WFR manual the mail for an upcoming course. I went straight to snakebites and they just said evacuate as soon as possible, along with very gruesome time lapse pictures of the effects o...

In GEAR » Sawyer Extractor Snake Bite Kit - Still Relevant?
May 19, 6:02pm

Re Anyone Else
I'm not super knowledable about the TT Moment but I don't see any reason it would not work. You could use a tarp and bivy (what I did) but if the Moment is what you have/want I don'...

In GEAR » CT shelter question...
May 19, 5:59pm

Re Re Re liberals and guns
My friend has his 9 year old little girl in mixed martial arts. She knows exactly where to hit a boy to take him out. I don't think she'll be a victim of anyone. She has a pink BB gun to...

In Philosophy & Technique » Rational Solo Fear
May 17, 10:14pm

Drunks and Roads
Jennifer makes a good point about road access. People tend to drive out to certain areas for their parties and they don't need guns to be scary. Funny story, the only time I was threatene...

In Philosophy & Technique » Rational Solo Fear
May 17, 10:00pm

Re More Newbieness
I haven't tried ebsit but I can tell you cotton balls work very well as fire starter. Basically a lit cotton ball creates much bigger and hotter flame then a lighter or match. This is very ni...

In Gear Lists » Starting to hone in on my gear list!
May 16, 10:06pm

Not Bad, some ideas
Not a bad list, here are a few thoughts You will likely need more water capacity in the dry sections of the CT, you could just have a pair of cheap 1 liter bottles in your resupply at Twin Lakes...

In Gear Lists » Starting to hone in on my gear list!
May 16, 9:32pm

Calling Dougles
Where is Doug, I see so much material here for one of his jokes...

In Philosophy & Technique » Rational Solo Fear
May 16, 6:58pm

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