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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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new SOG Twitch II assisted blade
I just bought a new SOG Twitch II, and to my surprise it has a composite handle (versus my original with an Aluminum handle). the new knife weighs 1.7 oz on my jewlery scale!. I like these becasu...

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
May 18, 6:40pm

Side sleeper
Bryan, as a side and stomach sleeper I had to hunt long and hard to be comfortable. My Big Agnes system is almost as comfortable as sleeping at home. there is a slight weight penalty versus M...

In GEAR » Mont-bell or Western Mountaineering??
May 18, 6:30pm

add some degrees
"Kelty light year 40XP, marmot axiom 45, or try a Golite synthetic quilt." None of those will keep you warm in o degrees Celsius unless you are wearing some layers. I would add AT LEAST...

In GEAR » which synthetic bag for tropical trip
May 18, 5:30pm

Measurements
If I remember correctly it is 30 inches high in the middle of the triangle and 34 inched wide (will measure when i get home). I wanted something I could lay on my side in and read, which can't...

In Gear Deals » New bug bivy, sub 8 oz for less than $80!
May 18, 4:51pm

Western Mountaineering
I just noticed that moontrail.com is now carrying Western Mountaineering sleeping bags! Their price is "retail" BUT, on many bags you get "bonus points", which can be used to...

In Gear Deals » Western Mountaineering
May 18, 4:26pm

New bug bivy, sub 8 oz for less than $80!
I just got this light weight bug bivy from what appears to be a new company, Bear Paw Tents. I originally bought his Bug bivy, which has a hoop set-up, but it weighed 10.5 oz without the hoop in...

In Gear Deals » New bug bivy, sub 8 oz for less than $80!
May 18, 4:05pm

New bug Bivy, sub 8 oz for less than $80
I just got this light weigh bug bivy from what appears to be a new company, Bear Paw Tents. I originally bought his Bug bivy, which has a hoop set-up, but it weighed 10.5 oz without the hoop in ...

In GEAR » New bug Bivy
May 18, 3:46pm

nunatak
Ohhh, don't forget Nunatak, depending on how much you are willing to spend. I have my eye on a couple of things from them, especially since you can get it any way you want. They said they can...

In GEAR » Mont-bell or Western Mountaineering??
May 18, 3:33pm

10 pages
Can we make 10 pages with this one?

In Gear Swap » Gear swap
May 18, 3:22pm

Re: flipping
"..all I saw was buying and selling, same items, quick turnaround.." "that is in the original post, means flipping." I see no mention of profit, "quick turn around&qu...

In Gear Swap » Gear swap
May 18, 3:09pm

All Reader Reviews by Frank Steele

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Campsaver.com 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

Backcountry.com
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

TarpTent
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