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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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Max Thermo InsulMat
POE Max Thermo InsulMat $60. Is this a mummy shaped pad? What is the R rating? is it higher than the Ether Thermo 6 pad that sells for $55 on Amazon?

In Gear Swap » FS: Gear Closet Clearance
May 11, 5:57pm

New Horsethief
Since he already picked one up, there is a new long horsethief at for only $199.

In GEAR » Big Agnes Horse Theif: Long or Short?
May 11, 4:35pm

Re: Trailstar it is!!!
OK, but did you pick a "bug" solution too?

In GEAR » MLD Duomid or Trailstar
May 11, 3:59pm

I tried the new "JAM" and it weighed 31 oz. Plus I have a 18 inch torso and the medium was way too small for me. Same with the Lite-speed. Too short and weighs too much. I can see wh...

In GEAR » Jam, Peak, or Lite-Speed Pack
May 11, 3:40pm

Mont-Bell UL Super Stretch #2 - Reg R zip
SOLD I have a brand New(purchased March 2010)Mont-Bell UL Super Stretch Down Hugger #2, regular size Right Zip sleeping bag for sale. Only used on one weekend outing in a Bivy. Stored hang...

In Gear Swap » Mont-Bell UL Super Stretch #2 - Reg R zip
May 11, 1:17pm

Not Used
Don't call the piece used. they don't call their pieces used when it is a "Demo" piece. you just demoed it, ;)

In GEAR » Backcountry Gear - NO Returns on 'Used' Gear
May 11, 1:06pm

Dehydrated food has come a long way. Much better tasting and waaaay ligher than the old MRE's I used to carry. If you want to try some mediocre to good dehydrated meals that require Zero co...

In GEAR » Trail Food
May 11, 11:13am

Too bad
I have considered purchases from them in the past, but guess I won't now. I have had great experiences with the followng companies, including returns: ...

In GEAR » Backcountry Gear - NO Returns on 'Used' Gear
May 11, 10:59am

Too many packs
There are already an unbelievable assortment of packs (and quilts) on the market. Why can't BPL concentrate on making more of some of the popular items from the past that are no longer availab...

May 11, 10:50am

- 1 bladder
I saved weight by blowing off any bladders. Carry 2 Aquafina 1 L bottles and a Steripen journey (4.5 oz with batteries and 1.3 oz each for the bottles) If I am worried about particulates, then I...

In GEAR » Water Treatmen/Filtration
May 11, 10:42am

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