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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
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HMG vs Zimmerbuilt
They're still there. I'd prefer to sell the Zimmerbuilts first and fund a new pack. I don't think I'll drop the price on the HMG unless the Zimmerbuilts sell first, I can still ...

In Gear Swap » F.S. Customized Zimmerbuilt Pack
April 08, 8:28am

Re Small Packs
The Exped Lighting has an adjustable torso so it might work. Definitely fits a bear can but the frame is tall (24 inches), I don't know if that would be a factor or not. Another option wou...

In GEAR » packs for small women?
April 07, 11:09pm

Re HMG Porter and Zimmerbuilt FS
I'm about a 32 and it fits me perfectly. From measuring the belt I'd guess you could squeeze it down to about 27 inches. The webbing is removable so you could put longer pieces on and mak...

In Gear Swap » F.S. Customized Zimmerbuilt Pack
April 07, 11:01pm

HMG Porter and Zimmerbuilt Packs FS
I dropped the price on the Zimmerbuilt packs but not the Porter. I can use the HMG Porter but the Zimmerbuilt packs really need a new home.

In Gear Swap » F.S. Customized Zimmerbuilt Pack
April 07, 7:20pm

Re Re Computers in Class
"Do teachers still stand in front of a class, go through the same lesson for the entire class? That would be enough for bored students to develop bad attitude. At least it was in 1960s. And...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 07, 6:16am

Computers in School
We had a pretty neat math program to help struggling 6th graders catch up. When I was in the training I remember thinking "Why don't we just us this for everyone?" Technology is...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 06, 10:37pm

Re overnighter
Jeff two ideas. First get the little guy a pocket knife (do NOT ask Mom, remember it is easier to get forgiveness then permission). He'll love being able to carve a stick up. Second if fires...

In Post-Trip Reports » Quickie - first of the 2014 season
April 06, 7:26pm

Re Re School Spending
I don't know how school funding compares to past decades but I teach in a Title 1 school so I know a few things about education. Its a complete myth that our schools are under funded. We ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 06, 7:14pm

A place for heavy packs
I just got back from another trip in the Guadalupe Mountains with an Exped Lighting. At 38 oz its on the heavy side but its the pack I keep grabbing. I have a 28 oz pack but I never take it to th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
April 06, 5:59pm

First rule of packs, fit, fit and FIT
I've tried lots of packs and found getting a perfect fit is tricky. If it fits then that is a strong argument in its favor. That said I'd be tempted to try out the new packs by Six Moons ...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst vs. ???? for a solo JMT thru hike
April 03, 11:20pm

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