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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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"Arizona cops can demand papers from any one with whom they have "ANY LAWFUL CONTACT." That's a pretty big difference. California requires probably cause while Arizona leaves ...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 19, 11:01am

Wall threatens the environment?
How about how much the ILLEGAL Aliens affect the environment? Illegal Immigration Is Trashing Southern Border Trash On The Border Trash Illegals leave behind

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
May 19, 10:22am

California already has the same type law!
Below is a copy of section 834b of the California Penal Code that deals with immigration law enforcement at the local level. (a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully cooperate ...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 19, 10:12am

Re: Re: Stop and Identify Laws
"All I have to say... is that in order to successfully reform immigration we will have to start carrying ID." Actually, you needed to carry ID all along. You are not "required&qu...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 19, 10:06am

PB is Stupid
Practical backpacking is a Stupid site. You can't register with an email address they consider "free". I am sorry, but I pay good money to yahoo for my account. Idiots. I don'...

In Chaff » Practical Backpacking: Does anyone use it?
May 19, 9:54am

Re: Hence I need an accurate gram scale.
Justin, i picked up a AMW100 scale that is accurate to .01 grams resolution, but also a 100 gram capacity, so it depends on how small you want. It can be calibrated on the fly with a 100 gram ...

In GEAR » I've gone to light, I need an accurate scale.
May 19, 9:27am

The smartest socks around :) I like my Smartwool PhD Light hikers. I just did a hike up near the Mogollon Rim and it was warm with some creek crossings. the combo of my Smartwoll PhD's and I...

In GEAR » socks for hiking in warm, wet conditions
May 19, 9:21am

Holy Cow
or maybe Holy Sheep? I thought my Ibex stuff was expensive! i will stick with my Icebreaker 140 Shirts for hiking and my Woolies for base layers, since I can usually find these for 20-40% off (or...

In GEAR » Rambler's Way wool garments
May 19, 9:18am

Mid tarp
I don't have any tarps like that, but it does have the tie out in the middle, so it should keep the netting off your face. Also, this is a small company, so john will work with you. he didn...

In GEAR » New bug Bivy
May 19, 9:14am

At some point do we graduate and become Man Scouts? My wife would say no, we are boys forever.

In GEAR » Trail Designs Ti-Tri Caldera Stove test
May 18, 6:42pm

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