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Andrew Zajac (AZajac) - BPL Guest

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Re: Miguel
I agree with Miguel's sentiment and that you need to respect local culture and customs, but I still don't think the action of the sherpas is defendable. I know we haven't heard from the...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ueli Steck tossed off Everest
May 03, 11:05am

cuben stuff sacks
+1 to getting a larger stuff sack. However, my current strategy is to go without the stuff sack. I don't have much long-term experience with this method, but I usually just fold my 8x10 tarp un...

In GEAR » Cuben Fiber - what's not to like?
May 03, 9:13am

lukes ultralite
Lukes ultralite sells a down hood for $49. I can't really tell you much more than that. I have never used a down hood, but it looks like a competitive option.

In GEAR » Light down hood?
May 01, 10:50am

CDT thoughts
My girlfriend's mom is a trail crew foreman in charge of creating the portion of the CDT that goes through the Gila National Forest. She says quite a few ranchers, private land owners, and ATVe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Balls and Sunshine Ripped-off on the CDT!!
April 30, 2:42pm

Re: Re: Balls and Sunshine Ripped-off on the CDT!!
I had that initial sentiment as well, but changed my mind after thinking about it a little more. If I were at risk of death and found a water cache that saved my life I would no doubt drink the wat...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Balls and Sunshine Ripped-off on the CDT!!
April 30, 9:18am

thanks for the insight
Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I did not realize that and it is a bummer. Nearly half-off the titanium version was just too good to be true for BPL gear swap. I'm still pretty hap...

In Gear Swap » FS: Bushbuddy Titanium stove - $70
April 29, 11:06pm

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In Gear Swap » FS: Bushbuddy Titanium stove - $70
April 29, 3:02pm

I think that you did a great job, it looks like it could have come from the factory like that. What do you think the purpose of such a small saw would be? I'm having trouble thinking of uses. I...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modest Mod of a Leatherman tool
April 22, 2:52pm

UL vs BC and synthetic vs. cotton
I would like to add my two cents on a few things in this thread. One is the cotton vs. synthetic. Cotton is definitely a natural fiber, but the water, pesticides, dye, transport, and lack of recycl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who gets out more, the UL or the BC camper?
April 21, 9:26am

How I have learned so far
I have never had any climbing instruction beyond belay tests at climbing walls and haven't had any problems climbing so far. However, I have stuck to sport climbing and top-roping so far. There...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Where to learn basic climbing skills?
April 19, 11:19am

All Reader Reviews by Andrew Zajac

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Borah Gear Stealth
My girlfriend used this pack on our PCT SOBO thru-hike. She is tough on her gear, but it lasted pretty well and shows very little in the way of wear. However, she still had a few gripes. One was that ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 09, 7:37pm

Enlightened Equipment Revelation
Tim seemingly always responds to email within a matter of minutes and sometimes hours at the longest. He has a good sense of humor. Don't call his quilts sleeping bags! He is also really willing t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 01, 12:34pm