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Michael Meiser (mmeiser) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me mostly into ultralight bike touring. Backpackinglight is my inspiration though.

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All Forum Posts by Michael Meiser

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has anyone tried this with the MSR Dragonfly?
Just Wow, Incredible work. I like the latest designs with the folding legs. A tiny, light, well packing cyclinder. I couldn't help but wonder if there's a similar thread on the moddin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Coleman Xtreme Stove
January 04, 8:28am

Re: Winter Emergency Bivy Sack
BTW, have you considered using vapor barriers as well? This gives a tremendous amount of flexibility and may change the way you think about a bivy system. I recently started experimenting wit...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Winter Emergency Bivy Sack
December 24, 10:28am

rain "leggings"
I'm wondering if anyone has tried making rain "leggings" to go with their Poncho. I bike tour and had tried Frog Toggs. Love the jacket, but the pants are way to delicate in the cr...

In GEAR » Another Rain Gear Thread
December 14, 7:01am

Splitting knife
First, I really dig Sanad "Sid" Toukhly (Red_Fox)'s suggestions Buck Hartsook Ultralite (0.5 oz) Buck Mayo Kaala (1.9 oz). Just created my own knife, first blade. Was sup...

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
December 12, 10:23pm

Integrated quilt / down air mattress (DAM)
Paul E, That's awesome. That's pretty much exactly what I'm planning on doing. The idea being the sindle layer and drawstring would ensure that the quilt is drawn well under the air mat...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cross between Quilt and sleep bag?
December 09, 11:04pm

Re: need a headlamp
Spruce goose said: "MM, that HP10 looks a lot like my BD Icon. I've tried to reconfigure my Icon so that I could use it with the battery pack around my neck. The wire running from the lam...

In GEAR » need a headlamp
December 09, 1:12pm

packing tape for mylar?
Shaw Forry said: "Last winter I made a vapor barrier jacket from a space blanket and it turned out rather well...." I would love to see some pictures of this. particularly the details....

In Make Your Own Gear » Home made sleep vapor barriers
December 09, 12:51pm

Re: contractor bags
Wow, good tip. 55 Gallon, # Assembled Depth (In In...

In Make Your Own Gear » Home made sleep vapor barriers
December 08, 6:50pm

Acorn stove
Awesome dude. I've made several pressurized alcohol stoves of this nature. All of them side jet. Will have to try this. Extremely simple to make compared to the other double wall stoves o...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Acorn Stove
December 08, 6:45pm

cuben + XP 15oz sleeping bag
@Bill your blog is awesome. I'm curious as to how the Cuben sleeping bag worked out. Extremely impressive. Would love to read a follow up on it af...

In GEAR » Vapor Barrier question
December 08, 1:45am

All Reader Reviews by Michael Meiser

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MSR Dragonfly Multi-fuel
I've had a Dragonfly for going on three years now. It's shortcomings are its weight and it's largish pack size. Most of the time I do use a .25oz supercat or pressurized side jet alc...

In Stoves - White Gas
February 28, 4:04pm

Light My Fire Spork
I love hate this thing. This is to say I loved to use it right up to the point where it snapped in two. I love the design with the spoon at one end and the fork at the other. I find other sporks de...

In Cookware - Other
June 26, 9:49am