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Matthew Steingass (Steingass) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Washington
About Me I'm originally from PA and was interested in backpacking so I decided to buy "The Backpacker's Handbook" By Chris Townsend when I was 19. His book is how I first heard of lightweight backpacking. Three years later I joined the NAVY and was stationed at Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA. I did my first day hike up Marmot Pass in 2008 and was amazed. I had never seen anything like it before. That hike made me decide I had to have backpacking gear before the next season. This forum has helped me start out right with smart lightweight gear choices.
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All Forum Posts by Matthew Steingass

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Island lake with Oakley July 3 - 5
My wife needed a little break from our rambunctious 6 month old puppy Oakley so I took him on a short 5 mile two night trip to Island lake in the Alpine lakes wilderness off of Snoqualmie pass. Thi...

In Post-Trip Reports » Island lake with Oakley July 3 - 5
July 10, 12:42am

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In User Test Forum » test
July 09, 11:33pm

FS: Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 Camcorder / Camera
I've sold almost all of my valuable possessions so I could afford to buy my backpacking stuff and have been holding out on selling this but I still need a few more important things. 7.2 MP -...

In Gear Swap » FS: Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 Camcorder / Camera
July 09, 9:03pm

RE: "Tenkara Rods - UL fishing..
Or at least some Tenkara action shots. Very nice setup. Is that a large MLD pocket? I just got my MLD stuff and might have to order another pocket for this same use. Thanks again for the post.

In Fishing » Tenkara Rods - UL fishing...
July 08, 7:59pm

NeoAir as Frame
I can go frameless with my Ion too but when my Exodus arrives It will probably need a little support. It's good to hear it has worked for others. Hopefully the medium will be comfy enough for b...

In GEAR » Neo Air as Frame
July 06, 7:01pm

NeoAir as Frame?
NOW THAT MORE AND MORE PEOPLE USE THESE PADS I'D LIKE TO SEE HOW THIS PAD AND OTHER INFLATABLE ONLY PADS WORK FOR PACK WEIGHTS AROUND 20 POUNDS. I'VE TRIED CC FOAM AND ALWAYS WAKE UP AT LEA...

In GEAR » Neo Air as Frame
July 06, 5:00pm

TorsoLite
Nevermind

In Gear Swap » FS:POE/BMW/BPL Torso Lite Pad
July 04, 3:53pm

Brothers mountain, WA June 23-25
LOL, hopefully that will be my dog and I this weekend. We're going up to Talapus and Island lakes at Snoqualmie pass WA. Yeah, Those are my pics on Both Gossamergear.com and Mountainlaurelde...

In Post-Trip Reports » Brothers mountain, WA July 23-25
July 03, 12:30pm

RE: FS:POE/BMW/BPL Torso Lite Pad
I'm interested. Am I first in line?

In Gear Swap » FS:POE/BMW/BPL Torso Lite Pad
July 03, 12:16pm

Brothers mountain, WA June 23-25
LOL, nope I haven't pet one yet. This one was a male. He got very close many times but never made any signs he was going to charge which he later did. I guess they love/need salt and will ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Brothers mountain, WA July 23-25
July 02, 12:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Matthew Steingass

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Icebreaker Balaclava Lite
This was my first Icebreaker product and the quality of the wool convinced me to get their 140 tech T. Luckly mine fits me pretty well except the opeaning makes a slight tunnel when its up over your n...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 11, 9:40am

RAT Cutlery IZULA knife
Tough knife in a small light package. 2.8 oz with plastic sheath may be a little much for some but it's a fixed blade knife that can always be worn on your belt so at least it's not more base ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 26, 6:37pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
These poles are perfect. It's hard to believe they were able to pack so many quality features into such a light pole. The grips are contoured just right and minimize length adjustment on trail if ...

In Trekking Poles
April 14, 7:00pm

Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape
I set this up in my backyard expecting that it was fully enclosed. I was suprised when I saw the zippered door was more of a beak that stopped about 10 inches from the ground. My plan was to use it wi...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 14, 5:15pm