Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

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.
My PDF Gear ListWeekend Boy Scout outing

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Frank Steele

Showing 51 - 60 of 387 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...39


Forum » Thread

radiant loss
Conduction and convection (when it windy out) will suck more heat out you in your sleeping bag than Radiant heat loss. the emergency blanket helps with all three types of heat loss but is better w...

In GEAR » reflective coating in sleeping bags
May 25, 6:18pm

Re: Re: Plastic spork vs Ti spork ?
Does Ti spork set off the metal detector?

In GEAR » Plastic spork vs Ti spork ?
May 25, 10:59am

I see you are in the Northwest. When I lived there it rained a lot (duh), so the Tyvek Sublite might not be the best shelter (They do have the new SilNylon Sublite). For me in the Southwest, it i...

In GEAR » GG The One vs Tarptent Sublite
May 25, 10:56am

+1 on the Quark
+1 on the Quark. I have a Quark and a Marmot Mica. the Mica is 2.1 ounces lighter, but I think the Quark breathes better overall, especially with the pit zips.

In GEAR » Updated 2010 WP/B Gear
May 25, 10:52am

Couldn't hike without them
I couldn't hike without them. My knees have been getting steadily worse and my lower back is "touchy". But with a pair o poles i can hike like the wind past the scouts in my Troop, ...

In GEAR » Trekking poles-who uses them?
May 25, 10:50am

Belongs in Gear Swap
You will probably have better luck if you post this in Gear Swap where it belongs.

In Gear Deals » FS-WM Versalite
May 25, 10:40am

Sheath weight?
I see the Bravo Necker 2 listed at around 1.8 oz, as well as many other light fixed blades. but what do the sheaths weigh on average and what are they made out of. I can't imagine the Kydex s...

In GEAR » 2-3 oz fixed blade
May 24, 9:32am

Mountain Hard wear Quark
I have a brand new MH Quark, but it is XL. $95 shipped.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Rain Shell
May 24, 9:15am

But the shipping pushes the price into the range of a new Trail Designs Caldera for me.

In Gear Swap » GG GVP Stove
May 22, 11:31am

Alcohol Stove?
Did this set include the Alcohol stove? If it does i will take it. PM sent

In Gear Swap » GG GVP Stove
May 21, 5:20pm

All Reader Reviews by Frank Steele

Showing 1 - 10 of 12 | Page: 1 2


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