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Zack Karas (iwillchopyou@hotmail.com) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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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All Forum Posts by Zack Karas

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40*F: UL60 quilt/bivy OR down pants/bivy OR emergency bivy
I actually just found someone willing to sell me their Nunatak Arc AT. I'm all set.

In GEAR » 40*F: UL60 quilt + bivy OR down pants/jacket + bivy
December 08, 10:01pm

Belize
The Lonely Planet guide for Belize is good. You might be able to arrange something near the Mayan temples? There are (I think) jaguars and such there, fyi. I'd personally wrestle a griz.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » best destination to escape January?
December 08, 9:19pm

Arc At
Hey Doug--PM sent.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Nunatak Arc Edge
December 08, 8:52pm

WTB: Nunatak Arc Edge (or Arc AT)
I'm 5'10", 145ish lbs. Where do you think it would come up to on me? I'm looking for an item that I could use for adventure-race type outings, where I'd only be sleeping ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Nunatak Arc Edge
December 08, 8:08pm

Re: Yak Trax vs. Kahtoola Microspikes
What about for running on snow packed and icy roads with the occasional exposed asphalt?

In GEAR » Yak Trax vs. Kahtoola Microspikes
December 08, 8:01pm

WTB: Nunatak Arc Edge
I realize this is probably not going to happen, but I'm interested in either a size small or medium Nunatak Arc Edge. I want this quilt so bad, but the price for a brand new one is just too mu...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Nunatak Arc Edge
December 08, 7:47pm

FS: Black Diamond Winter Bivy--SOLD
SOLD I've only used this one night back in 2005--been stored in a pillow case ever since. Description: --full epic fabric --large zippered entry --approximately 9oz on my cheap post...

In Gear Swap » FS: Black Diamond Winter Bivy
December 08, 7:14pm

40*F: UL60 quilt/bivy OR down pants/bivy OR emergency bivy
With the current sale, I just ordered one UL60 and one Pro90 quilt, with the intent to return the one I don't want. I'm thinking the 60 might work in conjuction with a Montbell thermawrap ...

In GEAR » 40*F: UL60 quilt + bivy OR down pants/jacket + bivy
December 08, 6:29pm

40*F: UL60 quilt/bivy OR down pants/bivy OR emergency bivy
Lynn--I think you are probably right about the hands and feet. I've also been throwing around the idea of getting a Blizzard Survival Blanket (http://www.botachtactical.com/mpiexproteem.ht...

In GEAR » 40*F: UL60 quilt + bivy OR down pants/jacket + bivy
December 08, 5:24pm

SHR
I liked watching you guys having a great time on the video. Do you wish there was more snow to make the boulder fields easier, or was it just about the right amount for you?

In GEAR » Prepping for Sierra High Route
December 08, 4:54pm

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