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Steve Meier (smeier) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me I am in my late-40's and really got interested in backpacking about 10 years ago as a way to have some concentrated time with my boys, now all finishing up high school or in college. I try to get out a few times a year, including a bi-annual trip to Colorado for some of the big stuff. Otherwise I am stuck in the very boring midwest where everything exciting is a good day's drive away.
CityIndianapolis
StateIN
CountryUSA
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In Indy
I live in Indianapolis and would travel up to 5 hrs to a GGG. Southern IN has some nice state forests around Brown County. A weekend would be ideal and probably sometime in June, after the kids g...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Where would you like a midwest GGG be held
February 06, 8:38pm

I'm in...
...as long as its not too far away. Never been to one and have been looking forward to it.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Midwest GGG
February 06, 5:09pm

Weight?
What's the weight, all in?

In Gear Swap » FS: Warbonnet traveler hammock
February 03, 12:45pm

Sportiva's
+1 on the Sportiva's. I tried them after reading Skurka's book and really like them. Definitely on the narrow, low volume side.

In GEAR » Shoes for a narrow footed guy
January 31, 11:18am

tulle not worth it
To go as light as you're thinking you likely need to go to tulle, which you can buy at any big box fabric store. You could either sew it or simply drape it over you, using a hang of some kind ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Small bug netting plans/ideas?
January 30, 8:47pm

Close to a Circuit
I looked at the REI Flash 45 recently in the store and was struck by how close it resembles the ULA Circuit--I mean right down to the J-style shoulder harness. The fabrics didn't seem as durab...

In GEAR » REI Flash 45 First Impressions
January 27, 6:34pm

PM sent
Got one that I'll let go. PM sent.

In Gear Swap » WTB: MontBell UL Down Hugger #5 40 Degree Bag
January 27, 6:21pm

+1 on the Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
I went through this process a couple of years ago, trying to find a stuff sack with shoulder straps so I could use it for a FAK and PSK and actually take it with me when I wonder away from camp. T...

In GEAR » Stuffsack-with-straps as a daypack
January 26, 8:07am

suggestion
Joey, I just did a 57 mile loop from Clingman's Dome in last September. It's a great area. You'll need to get to the dome from the TN side due to the landslide that was mentioned earl...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Clingman's Dome Loop - 3 Days
January 24, 4:48pm

+ 1 on everyone's comments
Michael, I just want to echo everyone's sentiments that this is a great place to hang out, learn, and don't feel intimidated by the members that aren't striving to hit some number. I s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is there a decent non-lightweight forum?
January 21, 11:38am

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