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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.
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Mark, as Scott mentioned you're not supposed to camp by the shelters but my experience is that people often do, usually because they can't sleep with snorers, and the shelters I've seen...

In Pre-Trip Planning » GSMNP Question...
March 04, 12:23pm

The Echo I looks like a pretty tight fit and I'm 6'1", 245 lbs. I don't need the insert and due to the design looks like the A frame is the only option for pitching, correct?

In Gear Swap » WTB MLD Sil Cricket or convince me otherwise
February 24, 7:16pm


In Gear Swap » WTB MLD Sil Cricket or convince me otherwise
February 24, 6:45pm

WTB MLD Sil Cricket or convince me otherwise
WTB a MDL Sil Cricket for my bivy. Looking to use it solo for 3 season use. Or could be convinced to buy a rectangular tarp. New to tarping so not absolutely sure what I would like most...

In Gear Swap » WTB MLD Sil Cricket or convince me otherwise
February 23, 4:17pm

+1 on the kupilka
Great thread to see what others are doing. And great post by Craig W. I spent a long time and a lot of money to get a pack weight down below 10 lbs and then thoughtfully added some things back ...

In GEAR » Coffee - carry a mug?
February 22, 11:53am

+1 on SynMat UL 7
"The Exped UL7 is plush, the width is excellent, the fabric is a brushed nylon, soft against the skin." + 1 on the SynMat UL 7, coming from a long-time (former) NeoAir user. The UL 7 ...

In GEAR » Equipment Addition: SynMat UL 7 + XTerm or XLite?
February 21, 8:01am

I like it
I like the frame on the new REI Flash 45. I think it is stiff enough vertically stay comfortable in the 25-30 range but has enough flexibility from side to side that it moves with your stride. I ...

In GEAR » I Take Back Everything I ever said about the REI Flash 45
February 15, 7:23pm

General thoughts
Just some quick observations from my own experience hiking with my wife...if the weather that you'll be hiking in is mostly moderate then consider a quilt for both of you. It's easy to ...

In Gear Lists » New member, new to LW/UL, with a 3-season gear list for a husband and wife
February 12, 4:40pm

I'm in Indy and would travel up to 5 hrs to hit a GGG. Never been to one so curious to see everyone's gear and meet some other BPL'ers. Hope we get it done!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Midwest GGG
February 06, 8:42pm

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

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