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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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Teachers paid well
It all depends on what you teach and at what level. I have an acquaintance that just started teaching Accounting a year ago at Arizona State University and her starting salary right out of getting...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
August 06, 3:26pm

Re: Lightest wide mouth?
My steripen fits in the mouth of the regular 1L aquafina bottle.

In GEAR » Absolute Lightest 1L Water Bottle
August 06, 3:01pm

Nalgene bottles?
Those weigh too much and cost too much. I get a 1L bottle of Aquafina and the bottle weighs less and it comes with "free" water (considering I will re-use the bottle). Plus my steripen ...

In GEAR » Hate to sound like an idiot but...
August 06, 2:58pm

Quit removing the prices
Dang it.

In Gear Swap » Western Mountaineering Flight Jacket, size M, like new.
August 06, 2:48pm

Whats it weigh?
This is BPL. Whats does it weigh? (in reality, not marketing land) .

In Gear Swap » FS: Golite Jam- current version
August 02, 9:50am

Osprey
I bought my teen an Osprey Exos. They are easy to re-list if your teen out grows it. I don't think having the shoulder width be adjustable is that big a deal. he is on his second osprey sinc...

In Gear Swap » UL External Frame Packs Available ?
August 02, 9:48am

Jacket is SOLD
SOLD

In Gear Swap » Mont-Bell U.L. Thermawrap Jacket XL
July 14, 8:21pm

Sale pending to Scott
I will post as sold once the transaction is complete. Thanks

In Gear Swap » Mont-Bell U.L. Thermawrap Jacket XL
July 13, 1:19pm

Mont-Bell U.L. Thermawrap Jacket XL - SOLD
For sale is a lightly used Montbell U.L.Thermawrap Jacket. It's a men's size XL (Japanese size XXL), and its Black. The jacket has been worn a half dozen times but is in perfect condition. ...

In Gear Swap » Mont-Bell U.L. Thermawrap Jacket XL
July 12, 9:51am

Weight?
HOW Much does it weigh!

In Gear Swap » FS: Six Moon Designs' Haven NetTent
July 07, 10:01am

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