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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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Re: "World Cup"
" the offside rule doesn't seem to be a problem internationally as far as I know in terms of people following the sport. " Of course people follow the sport world wide. It is the ...

In Chaff » World Cup
May 26, 7:26pm

Soccer is lame. Even Pele thinks they need to change the rules. You blow past 4 dudes and then a guy slide tackles you and takes you out. Now those same guys get to stand in front of you (wall...

In Chaff » World Cup
May 26, 6:36pm

Re: Re: Re: huh?
"I take notice of the fact that statements like this are rarely made by victims, but always by the colonizers, the dominant culture, the benefactors of the exploitation of others." In ...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 26, 6:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Hrmm..
"This debate always leads me to ask some bigger questions: Did the first Europeans come here legally? What gave Europeans the right to claim this country and govern it? Is that claim ...

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
May 26, 6:23pm

Re: Hmmm is right...
"US may be the largest single country, in terms of raw numbers of immigrants, but it is certainly not larger than ALL the other countries put together" That's is not what I said. ...

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
May 26, 6:19pm

Different Fenix Diffuser
I use the Diffuser below with my Fenix PD10 (1.4 oz with battery) 190 Lumens! It is the lighter of my 2 Fenix lights, the PD30 R4 265 lumens (6 light modes) is 3 oz with baterries. This diffuser ...

In GEAR » Favorite Small Lantern?
May 26, 2:50pm

Is there an REI near you? Even if there is not you can join and then order a bag, if it is not to your liking send it back and get a different bag. REI carries some decent main line manufacture...

In GEAR » Newbie: How To Choose A Sleeping Bag?
May 26, 2:26pm

Puncture wound?
The tourist should have to supply the bear with the rest of the foot.

In Chaff » GSMNP: "Bear that bit tourist has been euthanized"
May 25, 7:07pm

Re: Hrmm..
"Remember how dirty and filthy the Irish were? Then the Italians... Then the Germans... Then the Polish.. Go back and read newspapers from those eras for a laugh... Apparently, nata...

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
May 25, 7:04pm

"victimless crime of selling someone else evil drugs" My brother smokes pot (hey , he's from California living in Hollywood, watcha expect) He makes that total absurd, asinine a...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 25, 6:57pm

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