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Frank Steele (knarfster) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Arizona
About Me Scoutmaster that doesn't like to lug around a 40 lb pack any more. I have achieved at least ultra light. Pack with TT Rainbow for 2 or a tarp and bivy for solo, BA Horsethief bag and IAC pad(I need a good nights sleep) and a modified Osprey Exos 46 pack for my big 3. I am down to base of 9lbs 10 oz, lbs with all dodads and warm clothing (Ibex and Mont-Bell). With 3 days of food and necessary water I am right at 15 lbs 15 oz. A big improvement over my old 40 lb pack.
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All Forum Posts by Frank Steele

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Whats it weigh?

In Gear Swap » FS 2008 Nunatak Arc Alpinist
August 16, 11:07am

I love SF
I actually Love SF, it is my favorite city (Chicago being a close 2nd). I just can't stand all the weirdo's (or Liberal goofballs either).

In Chaff » Because I can...
August 11, 9:58am


In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Mica
August 11, 9:54am

QUIT REMOVING THE PRICES!!!! of sold items!!!!

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Mica
August 09, 5:26pm

Big Agnes IAC Mummy Short
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Mummy pad, short. 20x60 inch, weighs 18 oz. only used on 2 camp-outs. Perfect condition. Its just too short for me. $49 includes shipping Conus. Paypal only.

In Gear Swap » Big Agnes IAC Mummy Short
August 09, 5:08pm

Re: Because I can...
Makes me glad I live in Arizona, and not southern Cal, San Fransicko or the Pacific Northwest. Lovely places to visit though.

In Chaff » Because I can...
August 06, 4:16pm

Re: Re: Tolerance vs. Acceptance
"Humm, well of course I agree with your intention, but, you know, male circumcision is still very much practiced in the States and still hasn't been made illegal. Many people object, yes, ...

In Chaff » Because I can...
August 06, 4:15pm

I still haven't seen the definitive evidence that his hybrid has a smaller carbon footprint than a regular vehicle over the entire life of the vehicle, from assembly in the plant to disposal.

In Chaff » Personal greenhouse emissions: procreation vs driving a hummer
August 06, 4:07pm

Re: Re: Teachers paid well
My dream job, teaching Physics (or math) at a community college, I am jealous Ben! i started college as an Astro-Physics major at the university of Arizona. Alas, I was sucked into the world of ...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
August 06, 4:03pm

Re: People are ruining backpacking.
Clueless. "Weird that all these mainstream brands that suck have actually been known to sponsor the worlds elite athletes." Duh, the athletes are getting paid.

In Chaff » People are ruining backpacking.
August 06, 4:00pm

All Reader Reviews by Frank Steele

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Category Retailer
I have bought several things from Campsaver and steered several of my Scouts and their parents to them. they have good prices, very fast and affordable shipping and they have a very smooth return pro...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 19, 9:38am

Golite Jam
It looks like this thread is for the old Jam, but I don't want to confuse people looking to buy the new Jam and finding this thread. First generation pack named the Jam, weighed 22 oz, and was...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 08, 12:10pm

Titanuium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
Are you kidding me? This Bivy does it all! For $45 less than the next best made bag, which doesn't have the option of an all net AND all nylon hood. Plus I only had to wait 2 days, not 2 months...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
March 27, 12:19am

Mont-Bell UL Super Stretch Down Hugger #2
I will start off by saying I am a cold sleeper. I started my Ultralight journey with a MB UL Spiral Down Hugger #3 bag, which weighed only 18.9 oz on my digital scale. I loved the weight and how com...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 23, 1:53pm

IBEX Woolies Crew Long Sleeve
The IBEX Woolies Crew keeps me warm when it is cool and cool when it is warm, Amazing. The wool is even softer than on my Icebreaker 140 technical T. I love this shirt (and the pants too!)

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
March 22, 11:43am

Osprey Exos 58
This is a great light pack. I tried the Frame-less packs and they are not for me FOR THE RECORD - THIS IS an INTERNAL FRAME PACK, the review doesn't belong here.

In Backpacks - External Frame
March 22, 11:35am
I have had nothing but great experiences with Backcountry. I also love picking up their scratch and dent stuff off of Geartrade. Alfred, you sound like a whiner to me. 1 point because you couldn&...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 22, 10:48am

I bought a Contrail and didn't like the front entry. Henry gladly exchanged it for a Rainbow. Wish all companies were so easy to deal with.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 22, 10:45am

e-OMC (Oregon Mountain Community) Customer Service
I ordered a pair of pants and a pair of montrail shoes. they arrived very quickly. the shoes didn't fell good and the pants were too big. I returned the shoes and exchanged the pants with no pr...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 22, 10:39am

MoonTrail Customer Service
Moon trail is a great company to deal with and I love their bonus point system, Free Stuff! I always check their site first, because beyond the bonus points, they generally have lower prices than...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 22, 10:30am