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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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Awesome suggestions Scott
Hydropel looks like an awesome product. It sounds like everyone using trail runners needs that stuff. I could have used it on my last trip along with personal towels. My friend used his towel for t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Beginner needs advice on solo PCT section hike
May 24, 11:08am

Help me out
New thread i started www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=21273&skip_to_post=170933#170933 Need advice on my solo gear list, maps, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-hiker quilt finished
May 24, 9:41am

Beginner needs advice on solo PCT section hike
I'm new to backpacking but not to the outdoors and I've planned a solo 5 day trip from Stevens pass to Snoqualmie pass July 26th-30th. I know it's risky to go alone and with this little...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Beginner needs advice on solo PCT section hike
May 24, 8:26am

DuoMid
the duomid is awesome. with its shape, 8 places so stake, and 4 guyout points it should be pretty weatherproof and the perfect 4 season shelter for my dog and i. ive heard about the excellent atte...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-hiker quilt finished
May 24, 4:43am

Re: Great Quilt!
thanks alot eric.the quilt is momentum ripstop and momentum taffeta. the momentum is good at keeping droplets out but every stitch is a portal. if you read my other post above you may have heard i ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-hiker quilt finished
May 20, 11:00am

re: measurements
the width of the pocket material should be the same on the top and bottom. it doesnt matter how long it is. can you see the pleats near the bottom of the mesh packet where he folded the excess mate...

In Make Your Own Gear » Size of Backpack Mesh Pocket
May 18, 5:30am

pocket construction
another thing is when you cut the mesh use to same width top to bottom. if you taper it your pocket wont have much volume from the middle down. look at how MLD does it. notice the folds or pleats o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Size of Backpack Mesh Pocket
May 17, 8:45am

Re: How does the neck closure work?
my neck closure is velcro with a snap at either end mainly because i thought i would have to unfasten the neck each time since my opeaning between them is so small. but im small and i found a way t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-hiker quilt finished
May 16, 9:35am

Re: Thru-hiker quilt finished
thanks. im not counting the pillow in home-ec ;) i had alot more fun with this tho. luckly everything came together as planned. i think its good for MYOG but far from professional. if i had more ti...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-hiker quilt finished
May 15, 1:13pm

Re: weight
thanks guys. the weight is 21.6oz. thanks for asking me that. its in the post now. i definitely have the MYOG bug now. next im going to add mesh pockets to my golite ion to hold my shelter wind shi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-hiker quilt finished
May 15, 12:18pm

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