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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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Moment
the rainbow has more room if that is important to you, but i like the vestibule on the moment better. I have DR for 2 people, it has 2 doors and better vestibules, but for solo the Moment is great.

In GEAR » Tarptent Moment vs Rainbow
May 17, 11:14am

Weight?
This is BPL, whats the weight of the XL?

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagoina R1 Pullover Brown, XL
May 17, 10:31am

Weight of a large?
Bump for weight

In Gear Swap » FS: ID event rain jacket
May 17, 10:30am

WM Large Flash Jacket on Ebay
Buy it now of $225, starting bid $175 http://cgi.ebay.com/New-260-Western-Mountaineering-Flash-Hood-Down-Jacket-/370381272375?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item563c71b537

In Gear Deals » WM Large Flash Jacket on Ebay
May 17, 9:58am

Mont-Bell Ultra Light Super Stretch Down Hugger #2
I have brand new (used one weekend, bought in March,Mont-Bell Ultra Light Super Stretch Down Hugger #2. Weighs 27.7 ounces and is good down to at least 25 degrees. this bag is super comfortable. ...

In Gear Swap » Wtd: Ultra Lite Down Sleeping Bag
May 16, 2:40pm

Weekend bump
So .... bump

In Gear Swap » Mont-Bell UL Super Stretch #2 - Reg R zip
May 15, 5:01pm

Re: Back ventilation...
"No pack you wear is going to prevent your back from sweating, I don't care how fancy it is or what it's made out of." Of course it won't prevent your back from sweating, i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack Review
May 14, 5:05pm

Re: Re: Used to have it.
They used to have all the items in anice table format, doesn't seem to be much harder than the new"State of the Market" articles. I will maintain it, if they "pay" me in ...

In GEAR » Gear weights
May 14, 2:53pm

WM Antelope Reg, L zip
On Geartrade.com for $373 WM Antelope Reg, L zip

In Gear Deals » WM Antelope Reg, L zip
May 14, 1:48pm

WM Alpinlite Sleeping Bag Short, Right zip
On geartrade.com for $255 WM Alpinlite Sleeping Bag Short, Right zip

In Gear Deals » WM Alpinlite Sleeping Bag Short, Right zip
May 14, 1:45pm

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