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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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FS: Montbell #3 & #5 bags
Time for a little closet cleaning. SOLD: Selling the Montbell #3 UL Super Spiral 850 down bag, size Long. I believe it is about a 2011 bag. Has about 20 nights in it. Great bag. Weighs 22 ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell #3 & #5 bags
March 24, 6:58pm

Not really...
"Amuses me how people treat an REI dividend like a tax refund: "Hey, free money from the government/from REI!" paid it in, pal." Not really, at least not in my situa...

In GEAR » Rei dividends are here =)
March 21, 1:01pm

May be able to help
I have an EE (Rev X?) quilt that is a couple of years old but only has three nights on it. 850 down, made long and wide. 23 oz. I can't remember how much I paid for it. Decided I didn't...

In Gear Swap » WTB: 30/40f down quilt for a buddy.
March 20, 8:35pm

Your dividend balance from 2013: $963.45 Pretty cool for doing nothing more than using my REI card for my business expenses. No annual fee, pay off the balance every month, good sales on good...

In GEAR » Rei dividends are here =)
March 20, 8:22pm

That is a very well used cook kit. I sure hope you didn't pay much for it. Pretty ballsy to even re-sell it in that condition, IMHO.

In Gear Swap » Titanium Firefly Wood Stove w/Flexport, Titanium Cookset-Snow Peak 700ml w/ Caldera Cone ,12-10 stove, Ultralight Lid, and Caddy
March 19, 2:07pm

Practice, practice, practice
I would start with a silnylon tarp and go at least 8x10 and then just start practicing in your yard or at a local park, which is what I did. There are some great books and websites to learn from. ...

In GEAR » Shelter that doubles as hammock tarp?
March 06, 6:03am

7 x 9 tarp
I have a 7x9 cuben fiber tarp that I use to both bivy as well as over my hammock with the long diagonal as my ridge line. Provides a nice asym set up for the hammock. If I had to do again I proba...

In GEAR » Shelter that doubles as hammock tarp?
March 05, 6:27pm

Anyone have any ideas at all that live in the NC, SC region?

In Pre-Trip Planning » NC or SC fishing trip in March. Suggestions?
February 28, 10:34am

NC or SC fishing trip in March. Suggestions?
My college-aged son wants to use his spring break beginning on March 8th and head south (we live in Indiana) to do some fishing. So where to go? I'm not a fisherman so I know little about wha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » NC or SC fishing trip in March. Suggestions?
February 27, 7:42am

Clothes, mostly
I run my business expenses through my REI CC so my dividend is typically over $800 or so. Generally it is spent on clothes and shoes as tents, bags, packs are bought through the cottage folks. Wi...

In GEAR » REI Claus is Coming to Town!!!
February 23, 9:25am

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