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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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" To me a border or national differences are just excuses to treat others badly or ignore them or pretend that you somehow have manifest destiny on your side. " That is silly. Some co...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 20, 9:48am

New company
You could probably get John at Bear Paw tents to make a bottom for his bug bivy out of whatever you want. I had one and it weighed 13 oz with the "hoop" that kept the netting off you...

In GEAR » First bivvy advice.. [australia]
May 20, 9:32am

I was thinking of cutting down one of these that my son has. it is less than 8 oz if I remember right, so with some judicial cutting I could probably get it down to 3-4 oz and still be functional ...

In GEAR » Tent Peg Hammer?
May 20, 9:26am

Sure I can sell it.
Ben , I would be willing to sell mine (less than a year old, bought from another BPLer who didn't wear it) for $75 shipped (I am saving up for a UL Down Inner jacket). It has the Stuff pou...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Jacket
May 20, 9:21am

Steripen traveler on sale $65
Steripen Traveler Water Purifier for $64.97

In Gear Deals » Steripen traveler on sale $65
May 20, 9:05am

"Then my wife's voice breaks into my altered state. She's seen this behavior before and used to say something like "more junk?". This time she says "you'll get home ...

In Chaff » She's on to me
May 19, 11:54pm

Me Too!
Amen, me too! Dehydrated beer sounds like a show stopper!

In Chaff » Pat's Backcountry Beer
May 19, 11:50pm

Sounds like Arizona when you put it like that
"The fantastic thing about Oregon, if you love being outdoors, is that it has mountains, deserts, ocean, lakes, rivers, sand dunes, widely disperse population" Sounds Like Arizona when...

In Chaff » Where should I live Oregon vs. Virginia?
May 19, 11:49pm

Re: Re: California already has the same type law!
"Frank, fair enough. Sorry for my snarky post. I guess it's just very hard for me to be patient with people who've never actually experienced what the stop and search activities entail...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 19, 11:45pm

Re: Re: Re: 8lb. of trash
"This has got to be the most absurd and pathetic anti-illegal immigrant angle I've heard yet." I have seen the trash and the damage to the desert with my own two eyes. I don'...

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
May 19, 5:45pm

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