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Zack Karas ( - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Lake Tahoe
About Me Trail names that haven't stuck: Oprah, Sir Craps-a-Lot, Runaway Blouse, Bunefa, Steve, Big McLargeHuge, The Inedible Uncle Fabulous.

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In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket, men's small--$50
January 07, 8:16pm

SOLD--FS: Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket, women's small--$75--SOLD
SOLD This is my wife's jacket, lightly used (looks brand new) in 2003 and is in excellent condition. It has been freshly washed and always stored lofted. She's selling it as she just b...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket, women's small--$75
January 06, 5:21pm

SOLD-FS: Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket, men's small--$50-SOLD
SOLD This freshly washed jacket has been my go-to since 2003. It is still in excellent condition as I've washed it several times and always stored it lofted. The only reason I'm selling ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket, men's small--$50
January 06, 5:19pm

Might be good to 45-50 degrees.
Your bedroom was 37 degrees? I was going along your line of thought, but settled on buying a Nunatak Arc AT from a BPL'er instead.

In GEAR » sleeping in only montbell UL down garments
December 16, 8:14pm


In Gear Swap » FS: Black Diamond Winter Bivy
December 15, 10:56am

FS: Black Diamond Winter Bivy--reduced to $30
sale pending

In Gear Swap » FS: Black Diamond Winter Bivy
December 14, 11:48pm

FS: Black Diamond Winter Bivy--reduced to $30
$30 including shipping to CONUS. Come on! You know you want to!

In Gear Swap » FS: Black Diamond Winter Bivy
December 14, 10:32am

cdt gear
I hiked southbound in 2005. I carried an UL setup and found that 90% of hikers also did. --ULA P1 pack, WM Pod 30 sleeping bag, Rainshield jacket, railriders eco pants and shirt (they served ...

In GEAR » What would you carry for the CDT?
December 13, 4:59pm

FS: Black Diamond Winter Bivy--PRICE DROP
Price reduced, now asking $40 including shipping. I figure I just want to get sell this bivy.

In Gear Swap » FS: Black Diamond Winter Bivy
December 10, 2:21pm

you can do it
If you needed to be done by Sept 1st, you could leave with the leading group of thru-hikers from Kennedy Meadows, then put in high mileage for northern CA (high 20s), high 20s to low 30s for Oregon...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierras in may
December 09, 12:28pm

All Reader Reviews by Zack Karas

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
As many previous reviewers have noted, this light stove works well and supports my ti pot well. I only use this in lower elevations and warmer weather, but that is due to esbit not the stove. I ...

In Stoves - Other
September 15, 12:36pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
I buy a size regular and cut it into two 30" long sections and I believe they weigh 5oz. One pad will last me for about 1200 miles before I replace it--though the replaced pad still has life lef...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
September 15, 12:33pm

Bibler Eldorado
I have only used it around 14 or so nights since then (only use it in more rugged and windy environments when snow is a possibility). My wife and I used it for our 10-day Tibet trek and it perfor...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 09, 4:47pm

BPL Blow-Up Pillow
I had high hopes for this pillow--the single baffle version. I have found that I have to inflate it very little to avoid my head rolling all over the place. So, in order for this pillow to keep my h...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 09, 4:36pm

Adidas Supernova Trail 5
After having foot problems, I went to a podiatrist and had custom orthotics made. The Dr. also recommended these shoes and to replace all shoes every 300-500 miles. Since using these, I have had z...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 09, 4:04pm

Red Ledge Thunderlight pants
I'm surprised that more people don't use and/or know about these. My pants weigh 6.5oz size medium and fit over my shoes. They have button snaps at the ankle to allow for 2 different sizes b...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 09, 4:00pm

Brasslite Turbo II-D
Purchased in 2004, used for around 6000 trail miles. Weighs 2.5oz, so there are lighter alternatives out there, but for the slimmer sleeve I feel it is worth it as it allows a broader trail diet. ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
September 08, 10:15am

Western Mountaineering Pod 30
Purchased in 2005, used for entire CDT, 10-day Tibet trek, Iceland thruhike, 6 months hiking in NZ, plus about another 1000 or so miles. Weighs 17 oz after cutting off pad sleeve. Only downsid...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
September 08, 10:12am

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 3
I recently purchased this for a thruhike of Iceland based on its' weight. It performed well, but let me explain... The foot-end of the tent is lower than the head-end, plus the vestibules are ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 08, 10:06am

Dirty Girl Gaiters
These would be a 5 if the supplied adhesive strip resisting peeling after very wet days. Superglue was the answer and has held the velcro down wonderfully. Very breathable (and I'm a sweater...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 08, 9:59am