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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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+ 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

2ookworks
Might want to check out the 2ookworks inner for the Trailstar. Very cool design although expensive. I used it with my TS before moving away from tarps and back to tents. Quality is top notch.

In GEAR » Inner net tent for TrailStar
January 18, 9:14am

It's loud
I stayed in a shelter with someone sleeping on the XTherm and it is really loud and annoying. I didn't know it was the pad at the time and I thought it was the rumbling of thunder and an incom...

In GEAR » XTherm does the noise lessen later?
January 18, 9:12am

shirts
Sorry Tim, I found out that my wife gave them to Goodwill last year. My bad...

In Gear Swap » Donate Some Gear?
January 16, 10:12am

Perfect to make yourself
Seth, I encourage you to make the tulle bug sock yourself if so inclined. Of all of my gear that I think might be overpriced, the tulle bug sock tops the list. It doesn't take much labor to m...

In Hammocks » Hammock Setup
January 10, 9:27am

Head lamp with lantern attachment
I've gone from head lamp to the just the photon back to head lamp with a lantern attachment. It wasn't a durability issue as much as the safety of having the brighter light and the conveni...

In GEAR » Where does durability win over light weight?
January 10, 9:18am

Nano 7 Hammock
Good thread. I just got the Exped Syn 7 L/W pad that is sooo comfortable but I'd have to say my Nano 7 hammock with tulle bug sock and reconfigured suspension with whoopie slings. For about 1...

In GEAR » What's Your Favorite Piece of Gear?
January 10, 9:11am

Schnozzel
Nico, give the Schnozzel a look. It's excellent for inflating your Synmat and makes and excellent dry bag for your bag.

In GEAR » Exped Synmat UL 7 question
January 09, 3:30pm

BA Fly Creek 2 Platinum
I recently got the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 Platinum and am impressed. All in at 2 lbs with stakes and guy lines and while small for two, a lot of room for one. I am 6' tall, 250 lbs, use a E...

In GEAR » What's your favorite 3-season 1P tent?
January 08, 10:31am

for breaks
I use my Nano 7 just for breaks and relaxing at the end of the day. I've not tried a hammock as my main shelter so can't speak to that. I'm 6' and 250 lbs and find the Nano 7 pret...

In Hammocks » Hammock Setup
January 04, 8:24am

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