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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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If not a great deal, but if you are looking for a pair you can save 3 bucks.
Not to mention the wait...

In Gear Swap » FS: New MLD eVent Rain Mitts
May 19, 5:42pm

FYI has the Helium regular in stock for $369, BUT you also get 60 "bonus" points with which you can choose about $100 in "free" gear.

In GEAR » Marmot Helium
May 19, 5:40pm

I have had my eye on a Catabatic for awhile, but it is a bit more than $189 ;) as far as the WM POD, they don't make it anymore. Its not just about the ability to attach to a pad mind you...

In GEAR » New 800 Down BA Horse Thief - Any expereince?
May 19, 5:33pm

POE Eco-Ether 6
What is the purpose of the POE Eco-Ether 6? It costs twice as much as the Ether Thermo 6 and it weighs 3 ounces more ?!

In GEAR » POE Ether Elite for Side Sleeper
May 19, 5:29pm

Mummy is fine
I have a Big Agnes Insulated Air pad that is mummy shaped, 60 x 20 and weighs 18 oz. It works great for me as a side sleeper. I have discovered (Duh) that I like insulated pads and that I really ...

In GEAR » POE Ether Elite for Side Sleeper
May 19, 5:16pm

Now if someone Fat would just start selling their Mont-Bell gear ;)

In Gear Swap » Montbell Jackets and Parka for sale.
May 19, 5:11pm

Re: Re: How about the knife?
"Benchmade 530" thats a sweet knife for such a low weight. Now if it was only a spring assisted blade.

In Chaff » New Meaning to, "I Love this Knife."
May 19, 3:20pm

Re: RAT Izula Fixed Blade Knife, 2oz
How do you carry your fixed blade without a sheath? that one has a 4 oz sheath that goes with it. I am not sure what you mean by "greater robustness" I have some folders that I have ...

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
May 19, 3:15pm

Re: Re: ...
I see many items listed here that are also listed on other forums at the same time. There has been plenty debate about listing items, in one such thread a moderator said the "Gear posted he...

In Gear Swap » Gear swap
May 19, 2:50pm

WM Ultralite on eBay
Western Mountaineering Ultralite 5'6" 20 Deg. Down Bag for $269 right now, or buy now for $299.

In Gear Swap » WTB: 20ish degree bag for 5'4"
May 19, 2:47pm

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