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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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July 07, 9:57am

Sale must have fallen through
Because I bought it! With geartrade it helps to go back and check every now and then. if someone places the item in their cart and doesn't complete the purchase it goes back on the market a...

In Gear Deals » Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
July 01, 9:54am

+1 on the fixed blade
I like neck knives, some people don't. But when I carry a folder I carry a Spyderco. Light, more efficient blade design, better steel, and less expensive. My Spyderco Dragon fly has replaced...

In Editor's Roundtable » Benchmade 530 Folding Knife Review
June 30, 11:18am

+2 for Exos
My son and I had Atmos packs (50L and 65L) and liked the ventilated back, but the mesh/arch area took up too much room in the pack. We both LOVE our Exos 46 packs, perfect amount of ventilation an...

In GEAR » Ventilated Back Backpacks
June 28, 10:19am

Re: Sold Items
"Removing the price when sold serves no purpose, in my mind." I agree. leave the price up so we have an idea of what the things we want to buy and sell are worth. It helps both sides of...

In Chaff » Buying etiquette: sneaky buyers.
June 08, 3:22pm

Doesn't tell me the weight of this one.

In Gear Swap » FS: Rab Drillium XL
June 04, 10:21am

My son's first backpack was a kids backpack form REI. It worked pretty well. It was a comet, 2250 cu in. They also make a smaller $30 backpack that has a hip belt, but only 650 cu in. My ...

In Gear Swap » WTB Youth Backpacks
June 04, 1:10am

This is BPL
Whats the XL weigh?

In Gear Swap » FS: Rab Drillium XL
June 04, 1:05am

Re: Re: TOM
""IMO, because alcohol is legal and, therefore, more available. If meth, heroin, etc, were all legal, I think you might find the numbers a little closer, wouldn't you agree?" ...

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
June 02, 10:18am

Thank you
Doug, Thank you for posting this. My Dog (an Australian Terrier) had a seizure this weekend in the middle of the night, it woke my wife and I up from a dead sleep. We took him to the vet for ...

In Chaff » My pup
May 26, 7:33pm

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