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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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Redesigned by Henry?
Redesigned by Henry? I thought this was a gossamer gear Squall made by Gary, not the TarpTent Squall

In Gear Swap » Gossamer Gear /Squall Classic
May 21, 1:25pm

Re: .
"I was thinking I would probably be wearing full long underwear too." This is the best way to add warmth, assuming you get real "long underwear". I.e. no cotton allowed. I ...

In GEAR » Sleeping Options / Sea To Summit Thermolite Reactor Extreme Liner
May 21, 1:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: How about the knife?
"Spring not really really needed. If it's clean and and lubricated it easily opens one handed with a simple flick of the thumb and wrist." I am sure it does, but I hate thumb opene...

In Chaff » New Meaning to, "I Love this Knife."
May 21, 1:06pm

I do subscribe to some things on my yahoo home page. I get automatic feeds to the upper left corner of my home page from the places I have subscribed, like woot.

In Chaff » Anyone Subscribe?
May 21, 1:04pm

"There are really only two ways to "solve" the problem. One is to make America poorer and more persecuted, the other is to make poor countries richer and "freer" (and have ...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 21, 12:59pm

+1 Easton aluminum nail stake
I own all kinds of stakes, Vargo Ti, Lazer Ti, Gossamer Ti, REI Orange Al stakes, Steel hooks, Kelty No Bendeums, Y stakes the list goes on. Since getting a set of the Easton aluminum nail stakes ...

In GEAR » which stake do you carry?
May 21, 9:52am

+1 on the Double Rainbow
I really find the Double rainbow hard to beat. I love the 2 vestibules and 2 doors, plus the weight of 41 oz is great. If you want a little more room and don't mind paying $383 the Six Moon...

In GEAR » Please recommend a tent
May 21, 9:30am

Mountain Hardwear
I Like convertible pants (in AZ especially), you just have to find ones with a durable zipper. Take a look at the MH Mesa's

May 21, 9:22am

Mont-Bell UL Super Spiral DH #3 on geartrade
Mont-Bell UL Super Spiral DH #3 .$176.47

In Gear Deals » Mont-Bell UL Super Spiral DH #3 on geartrade
May 20, 10:04am

Re: Re: Re: RAT Izula Fixed Blade Knife, 2oz, Izula Sheath Weight, Knife Robustness
"Where did you get your 4 oz number for the Izula's sheath? Is that what your Izula's sheath weighs? Do you even have an Izula? Or did you just make up the number?" From their ...

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
May 20, 10:02am

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