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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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In Gear Swap » Sierra Designs Down Hoody - Large
July 31, 1:41pm

Backcountry Bed & Quilt
Micheal, great to see you trolling the site, listening to comments and giving back as well. I was instantly intrigued by the Backcountry Bed & Quilt when they came out, sold a couple of oth...

In GEAR » Well...that was quick. Sierra Designs Cloud System seems to be no more.
July 29, 8:49am

Hmmmm...
I need another cook kit like a hole in the head but the kit you're selling is very sharp and a great price from what I can tell. I'm going to hold off for now. Good luck!

In Gear Swap » FS: SUL cook kit (Trail Designs, Snow Peak, Ruta Locura)
July 05, 9:10am

weight?
Nick, very nice kit. I am tempted. What's the weight on it all? Also, does the cup require a band to sit on the cone at the proper height or just as is?

In Gear Swap » FS: SUL cook kit (Trail Designs, Snow Peak, Ruta Locura)
July 04, 8:52am

Adidas Climalite
Hey Justin, I looked up the Adidas Climalite's because I liked the idea of a 90% cotton/10% spandex brief and all I could find on their website was a 91% polyester/9% elastan combination. Are ...

In GEAR » Personal hygene (the naughty spot question)
June 30, 3:05pm

+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: http://www.rei.com/product/809163/rei-stuff-travel-daypack#specsTab 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 www.thetentlab.com 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

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