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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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Dang it!
I ordered a new one 30 minutes before you posted this :(

In Gear Swap » FS-2009 Tarptent Contrail
February 23, 3:38pm

Re: Tarp or tent:
"On trekking poles tarp users say they are making use of something they use already, but they need them to pitch the tarp, and poles should count in the total shelter weight." Huh? I ...

In GEAR » Poll: Tarp/Bivy vs. Tent
February 23, 11:41am

PayPal sent on MontBell Jacket
PayPal sent on MontBell Jacket, Thanks

In Gear Swap » FS: Size XL outerwear: Integral Designs, Patagonia, Cloudveil, Wild Things and others.
February 19, 4:28pm

Montebell Thermarest jacket
Sent PM on the Montebell Thermawrap jacket Frank

In Gear Swap » FS: Size XL outerwear: Integral Designs, Patagonia, Cloudveil, Wild Things and others.
February 19, 10:15am

Not for Side Sleepers?
I am not sure how this system, just like BA isn't for you side sleepers. I am a side and stomach sleeper and i love the top bag systems. When I roll over, the bag stays put, it doesn't ro...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rab Top Bag AR Review
February 18, 8:06am

No side sleeping?
I have to agree BA temp ratings are Waaaaaay too liberal, but no side sleeping? What on earth could be more comfortable than the 2.5 inch pad you sleep on, that doesn't move, bag doesn't t...

In GEAR » Big Agnes temperature ratings
February 15, 11:43am

Re: FS, Reduced: SP Hybrid, Nemo GOGO, TR Prolite Reg
Can I get the Snow Peak hybrid set if you still have it?

In Gear Swap » FS: GOGO, ProLite, TG stakes, SP Giga
February 05, 10:55am

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