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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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REI sells the Stuff Travel Daypack that is just what you're describing: 22 litres, light (10 oz but lighter if you cut off the unnecessary waistbelt), with 2 outside water bottles pockets. It ...

In GEAR » Eddie Bauer Quickpack Daypack 18 Liter Backpack
April 30, 9:04am

BA Platinum not practical for two
I have the Big Agnes UL 2 Platinum and it definitely is not practical for two-its awesome for one however. I use a BA Fly Creek 3 for two people and at just over 3 lbs for a true tent, it's ve...

In GEAR » Lightest/Most packable 2 person shelter?
April 26, 3:33pm

tent only
I don't need the footprint or gear shed but might be interested in the tent only if willing to sell separately. How much would the tent only be?

In Gear Swap » FS - MSR Hubba Hubba tent w/Gear Shed attachment and footprint
April 22, 6:33pm

Wish I hadn't sold...
Last year I sold a Trailstar and Hexamid and regret it to this day. So keeping all that gear is a good thing as long as its used. I try to lend it out when I'm not using it so others are enjo...

In Philosophy & Technique » I think I have a gear problem
April 22, 12:44pm

REI Visa
Not sure if everyone is aware that the REI Visa generates dividends when you use it for any purchase throughout the year, not just those at REI. I use it as a regular credit card all year, pay off...

In Gear Deals » REI Coupon?
March 28, 1:36pm

Virga Outdoors?
You may want to add Virga Outdoors to your search as well. I have their bivy and was so impressed with it that I ordered their cat-cut Wraith CF tarp as well. Good price on their products as well.

In GEAR » Cuben Tarps: HMG vs ZPACKS
March 28, 1:32pm

I had the MSR Trekker and sold it without ever using it other than in my backyard. When battened down it is a small pup tent and when opened up on the side to create some space, it is vulnerable t...

In GEAR » Missing tent?
March 22, 9:56am

I moved to Georgia from Ohio and was invited to canoe in the Okefenokee Swamp. I had my 7 yr old with me and my buddy had his 9 yr old with him. Long story short, the boys counted 72 gators cross...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
March 20, 3:56pm

Create your own meals
AW, it's possible to put together great meals without buying expensive pre-packaged meals that are mostly tasteless and like cardboard. You can put together entire meals based on what you like...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pre-Made Meals 101 - Newbie
March 14, 2:19pm

Hiking by San Antonio?
I'm taking a business trip to San Antonio in mid-May and wondered if anyone knew of good hiking close by? I'll have my wife with me so no overnights--just day hiking. Thanks.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hiking by San Antonio?
March 11, 11:12am

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