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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 Solo vs Group Think
My closest call in the backcountry was a kayak trip I never should have taken. I assumed my idiot friend leading the way knew what he was doing. He didn't and he led us into some scary rapids...

In Philosophy & Technique » Rational Solo Fear
May 10, 4:53pm

Synthetic
My summer bag for humid weather is an 11oz synthetic quilt. I've gone a bit under 40 with it by using a puffy down vest and warm hat. I'd look into a cheap quilt or try making your own. ...

In Gear Lists » 1st post plus Tentative Gear List
May 10, 4:34pm

Great Place
I love Lost Creek. When its a bit warmer try the other loop over McCurdy Mountain starting from Lost Park. It has about 4-5 miles above treeline with nice views of Pike's Peak and South Park....

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Creek Wilderness 5/6-8/2014
May 10, 10:05am

Camera
Just curious what kind of camera setup you are using for that footage. Your footage is noticeably crisper then some trip footage I've seen.

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking across Kodiak Island, Alaska
May 07, 9:02pm

Re sizing
Thanks Kevin, a 22 inch frame would work quit nicely for 95% of my trips. I'm definitely going to take a look at Dave's and see what I think.

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
May 06, 5:38pm

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

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