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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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XL
I have an Extra Large, barely fits me (5'7" and 210 lbs).

In Gear Swap » WTB: Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Jacket
May 19, 2:43pm

Creeks - Cause everyone loves water!
Horton creek (and mini falls) below the Mogollon Rim in Arizona. Who said Arizona isn't green? . Horton Spring, The Spring that starts it all (about 6600 feet ASL) coming right out the s...

In Photo Gallery » Creeks - Cause everyone loves water!
May 19, 12:50pm

Re: Re: California already has the same type law!
"Frank, when was the last time you were stopped because of the way you looked, or for looking "suspicious" because you were a white person walking in a black neighborhood?" L...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 19, 12:32pm

Difference
there is a difference between lawful contact and arrested, but not between "lawful contact" and "probable cause". Probable cause is what normally leads to "lawful contact&...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 19, 12:20pm

I miss oregon
Sometimes I miss Oregon. I lived in in Gresham (outside portland) in Jr. High and part of High School. If you have kids its a great place to raise them. I lived on a street with a nice sidewalk,...

In Chaff » Where should I live Oregon vs. Virginia?
May 19, 12:18pm

Soda/
Has anyone at least tried their soda? Do they even really make products and sell them?

In Chaff » Pat's Backcountry Beer
May 19, 11:53am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: New 100% elecrtic car on the market!
"EV s will help break our dependence on foreign oil." LOL, and drilling at home won't?

In Chaff » New 100% elecrtic car on the market!
May 19, 11:43am

Re: Re: Re: Backcountry Gear - NO Returns on 'Used' Gear
"If it has been used outdoors, it cannot be returned." The porch is outdoors? What a bunch of idiots.

In GEAR » Backcountry Gear - NO Returns on 'Used' Gear
May 19, 11:40am

Pack weight?
I don't know if my knife counts as pack weight. I count it as a part of ME. I seriously can't leave the house without my SOG Twitch II and my watch, I feel totally naked with out them. I...

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
May 19, 11:14am

BA Horsethief - Got one
Well I ended up answering my own question. The BA horsethief is Awesome! I found one on moontrail.com for $189 new! (I love that place). It weighs 21.8 oz, and has almost as much room as my mo...

In GEAR » New 800 Down BA Horse Thief - Any expereince?
May 19, 11:09am

All Reader Reviews by Frank Steele

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Campsaver.com 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

Backcountry.com
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

TarpTent
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