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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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Try a Katabatic quilt
I've had a similar experience with the Revelation X quilt and believe it is due to a large amount of down shifting during the night. Several folks here have said they just simply re=shake the ...

In GEAR » CDT Sleep System Debate!
November 17, 6:23pm

ULA CDT in cuben
I ordered a ULA Circuit a couple of years ago and for the first time, got a pack that fit me perfectly. I have broad shoulders and the S straps feel custom made for me. So I ordered a CDT in cube...

In GEAR » ULA CDT in cuben
November 17, 1:28pm

On to Machu Piccu
I just knocked off #1 on my bucket list, summiting Kilimanjaro in September. What a great ride that was. I'll need to post some pics. Next on my life list is Machu Piccu with my wife and a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What would be your ultimate backpacking adventure?
November 08, 12:01pm

Cuben ULA CDT--How do you like it?
I recently went with a ULA pack for the first time, the Circuit, and absolutely love the suspension. The S harness fits me better than any suspension I have tried before and I have tried lots of p...

In GEAR » Cuben ULA CDT--How do you like it?
November 03, 7:48pm

Innov-8's
I have the same issue and have been very happy with the Innov-8 Rocklite 315's. I put in an after-market footbed from REI and they have worked out great.

In GEAR » Trail shoes for wide, flat feet
November 02, 8:32am

Very small
I have the Fly Creek Platinum 2 and it is a very small tent. I would never attempt to use it for two people. It also got a small hole on the floor after its first use. The fabric is very delicat...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Tent - anything better for my purposes?
October 02, 11:23am

Gatorade and better trail mix
I get tired of just water so I always wish I had brought more Gatorade powder to help me drink more. I also tire of GORP quickly and wish I had brought a store-bought spicy mix of some kind. But ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What food (or drink) do you often wish you had carried more of?
September 05, 9:19am

tuna pitas
I like buying whole grain pita's and filling them with tuna in the foil pouches that already has salad dressing mixed in. Also good to add relish in the single serving packs. Easy to pack, li...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Anyone recommend two simple, no-cook lunches?
August 15, 7:42am

Big range
I did a Smokies hike last September and found the valleys to be very pleasant and very comfortable at night. I spent the last night on a ridge just below Clingman's Dome and a storm blew in. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Smokies temperature in September?
August 13, 1:00pm

hammock for breaks...
Like the original poster, I wanted to string together some 20 mile days last year for the first time. So I did a 57 mile loop in the Smokies. Lots of great food advice so I won't touch on tha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tales of 20 miles days... or how to do 20 miles and make it effortless.
August 13, 12:49pm

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