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Zachary Zrull (zackcentury) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me I'm relatively new to backpacking and have a bit of a gear obsession. I came here after reading Roger Caffin's Bushwalking FAQ, and now I also enjoy reading or discussing the same issues every 4 hours at BPL.
CityAnn Arbor
StateMichigan
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Zachary Zrull

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Rowing trips
Has anyone ever taken any long distance rowing trips? Yeah, I've heard of those two guys who canoed across Canada, and I think there have been attempts to cross the Atlantic in a kayak, but I&#...

In Packrafting » Rowing trips
April 20, 11:41pm

re: shoe questions
I always found Asics GT line and most New Balances (even in D width) to be comfortably wide. I have not tried the Asics trail models, though. Any experiences?

In GEAR » Shoe Questions
April 18, 10:48pm

Re: Rip stop nylon
Hmm...one could write a book on the subject! Yet manufacturers rarely divulge this information unless the trade name already has some buzz. For example, the popular trade names available in hiking ...

In GEAR » Rip stop nylon
April 17, 1:28am

Re: Kelty Light trekker
I've been to TJ Maxx from Livonia to Ann Arbor, and never seen a sleeping bag for sale there. Perhaps they go quickly, if they ever do come in stock. So, don't bother venturing any further ...

In Gear Deals » Kelty Cosmic Down 20 Sleeping Bag at "The Clymb"
April 16, 11:31pm

Re: beer!!!
oops http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/colt-45-high-gravity/115734/ Aluminum can for SUL

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » central and southern bpl ers checking interrest in some spring/summer trips
April 15, 9:02pm

gear designs
Maybe it's just a winter thing, but I've been daydreaming MYOG designs for the past few months. I wonder if I'll have even better ideas on the trail this year? It can be helpful to docu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking alone - how to amuse yourself?
April 15, 8:43pm

Re: Cuben fishing waders - Inspiration
Please make them like this:

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben fishing waders
April 15, 8:32pm

Re: Not to hijack th thread
View this entire thread; there are a couple designs here. I just read that some guide services boil, chem, AND filter. I suppose they're hiking on well-used track and have responsibilities ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gravity filter/ hose length
April 15, 8:25pm

Pack and bag suggestions
If you ever become a member, take a look at these reviews for the Lowe Alpine Zepton 50L. It's about 2.5lbs, 50L, internally framed, with vented straps and backpanel, and very sturdy constructi...

In Gear Lists » Fire damage = opportunity to discover UL or just L backpacking?
April 15, 7:23pm

trout in korea
Curious to see what a Manchurian trout looks like, I did a "feeling lucky" search and came up with this site: http://www.cherrytrout.com/fish.html You might also click the link to "...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone done any backpacking in Korea?
April 14, 12:10am

All Reader Reviews by Zachary Zrull

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Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
I give this book a 3+ because it is an above-average backpacking book with plenty of useful information, but some advice is better than other. The chapters on hygiene, first aid, pace, and conditio...

In Books and Media
April 10, 11:50pm