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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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All Forum Posts by Zack Karas

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I've decided to go to RMNP and bag some 13ers. Always wanted to go there in winter.

In Winter Hiking » CO 14ers and 13ers in winter
October 28, 11:10pm

Favorite color? Boxers or briefs? Favorite food? Top three favorite movies? You'd think we were planning on interviewing him for the job ourselves.

In GEAR » ULA New owner?
October 28, 11:08pm

Who knows, could be a good thing? This may give him more time to develop new gear while somebody else handles the more mundane elements of the brand.

In GEAR » ULA New owner?
October 28, 4:59pm

Do you only get it when it is hot out? I get a sort of tingling sensation at times but I think that is just prickly heat.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pins and needles in my back??
October 28, 12:02pm

shoes for the ladies.
My wife likes the Adidas Supernova trail runners for a similiar fit that you are looking for. She also likes the Salomon XA Pros, but feels that their durability isn't as good as the Adidas.

In GEAR » Women's Trail Runners
October 27, 10:38pm

Jesse--that is really coming across as a troll posting. You could say what you said about almost any town in the US (even those in the South).

In Chaff » Colorado advice
October 27, 5:19pm

Stephenson Warmlite.
Since you are tall, check out the Stephenson Warmlite tents--the majority of 4-season tents will have your head and feet touching, but not the Stephenson's. A previous poster mentioned the H...

In GEAR » Which Winter Tent? MSR vs. Black Diamond vs. Marmot
October 27, 5:16pm

Desolation is brrr
We've been getting a little snow and the temps have dropped about 20 degrees both day and night for the last few days (highs 30-40, lows 10-20) . It's supposed to warm up a tiny bit for th...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Ideas for a 50 Miler in northern California?
October 27, 10:40am

knee pain
I'll throw in my $.02. I've had knee surgery (torn minuscus + patella tendon release) and have been through the physical therapy (too many times to count for different injuries) to get me ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Strengthening knees
October 27, 10:24am

Without stirring the pot too much... I was on the most difficult thru-hike of my life so far and came to a series of horrendous river braids that instantly made my wife and I decide to implement...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLBs are causing new problems
October 26, 7:26pm

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