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Andrew Zajac (AZajac) - BPL Guest

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All Forum Posts by Andrew Zajac

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quilts
Are quilts out of the question? If not, I think quilts are much more comfortable than sleeping bags in addition to their weight savings. Jacks R Better and Enlightened Equipment make great quilts a...

In GEAR » I need a new 3-season bag..thoughts
February 27, 8:57am

Weight training
I am planning on doing the PCT this year so I have been trying to get into good hiking shape. I have been mostly been doing cardio or plyometric stuff in a fitness class. Maybe I'll try throwin...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 25, 9:17pm

Re: Re: Re: weight training - don't take it too far
I am no expert in physiology, but I believe walking and weightlifting use different muscle types for the most part. Hiking tends to use the slow-twitch muscles while lifting tends to work the fast-...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 25, 3:45pm

weight training - don't take it too far
I played football as an offensive lineman for about 10 years and I am a bit skinnier and weaker now so I think I could offer some potential perspective. I played at a little over 250lbs body weight...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 25, 1:51pm

external frames
I don't remember who told me this, but I have heard that it had to do with the silhouette. External frames tend to be wider and therefore aren't great for bushwhacking or for mountaineers w...

In GEAR » External Frame Packs?
February 25, 1:33pm

concerns with hatchets
Never thought I would be posting about this in BPL, but I would like to respond to the concerns about hatchets. Would a long knife be better? something like the buck hoodlum (14.6oz) or the Mora C2...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Firebuilding Techniques (Video)
February 20, 4:34pm

Borah gear stealth
I agree with the borah gear stealth and would have bought one myself if I didn't already have packs that work just fine and have plenty of life left. However, my girlfriend bought one just this...

In GEAR » Just musing/ranting about which pack to buy
February 20, 8:55am

I know BPLers don't like just in case items, but...
I hurt my knee taking an awkward fall in the bottom of the Grand Canyon and was really glad that I had my trekking poles to help me hike out. Otherwise I might have had to make some serious bribes ...

In GEAR » Which cannonballs should I be looking at?
February 19, 10:42am

Ray Jardine
Does anybody think that his invention of the spring loaded camming device could have been a reason for his relative fame in lightweight backpacking? I think he was pretty well known before he ever ...

In GEAR » Which cannonballs should I be looking at?
February 19, 9:22am

Re: Re: Which cannonballs should I be looking at?
I own and have read one of Ray Jardine's books. If I recall correctly he did seem pretty anti-trekking pole. He also seems to like his umbrellas so that may have something to do with it. My bet...

In GEAR » Which cannonballs should I be looking at?
February 18, 11:49am

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