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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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+1 on the MSR Flex skillet
+1 on the MSR Flex skillet. I've used it to fry mountain trout and make tortilla pizza's. Completely non-stick and I believe 8 oz with a handle. Wish it had a lid but doesn't.

In GEAR » Best UL non-stick frying pan for the trail?
June 12, 11:42am

REI Stuff Travel Daypack
This daypack beats the Flash 18 hands down in my opinion: 22 liters, 10 oz, 2 outside pockets for water bottles and a zippered...

In GEAR » REI Flash 18 as UL weekend pack
June 06, 12:17pm

Nano 7 hammock
For 7 oz my 'sit on the ground comfortably' strategy is to hang in my Nano 7. It is super comfortable as a chair and provides the dual benefit of allowing me to swing my legs up and get so...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
June 04, 11:20am

Above tree line
Early on in my hiking journey I wouldn't say anything to people that I would see in the afternoon walking to a peak above treeline in flip flops carrying only a bottle of water. I assumed they...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Have you ever saved someone's life?
May 21, 8:47am

So how do you order them?
I went to the website but don't see how to order them. Advice?

In GEAR » What do you think of your Deuce of Spades?
May 02, 8:54am

SMD Lunar Duo
You might want to take a look at the SMD Lunar Duo as well. I recently purchased it during a sale and I am surprised it doesn't get more of a mention on this site. 2 doors, 2 vestibules, ligh...

In GEAR » acceptance into UL backpacking. the tent!
April 28, 3:38pm

Any others with advice?
David, great advice, thanks! I wish we had universities with outdoor leadership schools in Indiana so I wouldn't have to pay out of state tuition. Ouch!

In Chaff » Alternative to NOLS?
April 28, 2:22pm

Alternative to NOLS?
I thought I would throw this out to the community and get some input. I have a son that is finishing up his freshman year in college and is just not sure he is interested in returning. He really ...

In Chaff » Alternative to NOLS?
April 28, 9:37am

I don't make my own gear so I don't have anything to offer other than my impressions of my quilts from EE, Katabatic and now Sierra Designs. I am most impressed with Katabatics sewing and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewn footbox design
April 25, 7:49am

Exped UL 7 L/W
I also went from the NeoAir to the Exped Synmat 7 UL. I am 6', 240 lbs and use the L/W (77x25). For the extra weight, about 3-4 oz I believe, the Exped is an absolute dream pad. Very thick, v...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping Pad: Regular vs. Long (Rookie Question)
April 24, 9:46am

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