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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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My first UL solo overnighter
Mr. Goat is now the featured picture on gossamergear.com

In Post-Trip Reports » My first UL solo overnighter
June 20, 9:47pm

RAT Cutlery IZULA
2.8 oz with sheath but I added para cord and a belt clip to that.

In GEAR » UL pocketknife - what blade do you carry?
June 20, 1:58pm

My GG ThinLight Mod
Thanks Jim. It's the 3/8" ThinLight but duct tape is a great idea because the holes still look stressed. I've had it down to 38 degrees and it's warm enough but i do wake up about ...

In Make Your Own Gear » My GG Thinlight Mod
June 20, 12:10pm

My GG ThinLight Mod
I was going to buy another ThinLight to cut about 10" off and make a sit pad/extension but since the Thinlight is 59" long and I'm 67.5" tall I don't need much more length t...

In Make Your Own Gear » My GG Thinlight Mod
June 20, 5:14am

My first UL solo overnighter
Thanks for the suggestions Jeremy. 11,000 foot mountains only a couple hours from where I'll probably be living. Nice.

In Post-Trip Reports » My first UL solo overnighter
June 19, 7:28am

My first UL solo overnighter
It is a huge state. I guess I mean most of the NP and NF.

In Post-Trip Reports » My first UL solo overnighter
June 18, 6:45pm

My first UL solo overnighter
Its nice and steady most of the way except the 35-40 degree climb at base of buckhorn mtn. It was slow going for both me and the goat.

In Post-Trip Reports » My first UL solo overnighter
June 18, 6:41pm

My first UL solo overnighter
I sent some pics to GG and MLD. Hopefully I'll see them on their sites.

In Post-Trip Reports » My first UL solo overnighter
June 18, 6:25pm

My first UL solo overnighter
Sounds good Kendall. I plan on exploring most of California from lake tahoe down. On the drive down I-5 I want to check out Redwood NP. Are there any other must see areas of California north of tah...

In Post-Trip Reports » My first UL solo overnighter
June 18, 6:09am

FMF Corpsman
Being a Corpsman I had a hard time putting together a first aid kit that would fit inside my Ion. I did make a special pocket for it under the lid to make it quickly accessible tho. I can't wai...

In Post-Trip Reports » My first UL solo overnighter
June 17, 1:54pm

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