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All Forum Posts by Zack Karas

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Can't you just throw your pack under your legs? 45 degrees is still pretty warm, nothing a pack couldn't handle.

In GEAR » GG Thinlight 1/8" pack size
September 14, 10:17pm

but wait, there's more!
Another thing I forgot to mention about the Timex Expedition--it has 3 alarms, so you could set it for 5:00, 5:01, get the idea. That plus the snooze function would make it pretty hard ...

In GEAR » Lightweight alarms that Won't Turn Off until pressed?
September 14, 10:24am

some more options
I'll throw in my $.02. I've used the original TT Squall, original TT Cloudburst, SMD Lunar Solo (though not a 2-person), and most recently an Oware 8x8x5 pyramid with perimeter netting. ...

In GEAR » the great single wall tent debate
September 14, 10:15am

It depends on what type of maps I'm using. If I'm using big folded maps, then I put them in a gallon ziploc in my easily accessible side pocket (don't have to take my pack off). If I&...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to carry maps?
September 14, 10:03am

While I wouldn't say that I really know Adam Bradley, we have emailed back and forth a bit recently. One of his emails he mentions 'I just got back from the PCT..." in passing. I had...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » We broke David's PCT record by "Scott Williamson"
September 11, 11:42pm

Timex Expedition?
I have a Timex Expedition women's watch (it's not huge like the men's version) and while the alarm only lasts 20 seconds, if you don't turn it off it goes into a snooze function whe...

In GEAR » Lightweight alarms that Won't Turn Off until pressed?
September 11, 6:14pm

Have her pick you up in Copper Mtn--going over the Ten Mile Range is not to be missed, especially since you will be right there. Have fun, it's a great time of year to be out there.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Hiking the CT: Kenosha Pass to Copper Mt.
September 09, 5:10pm

I've been through there the last week of Sept and no snow or frozen lakes, but plenty of cold (nights in teens). Friends of mine were 2 weeks behind me and had snow, but no frozen lakes. Wate...

In Post-Trip Reports » Weminuche - Conditions in early October
September 08, 10:52pm

Mt. Shasta, Mt Lassen, Trinity Alps, Marble Mtns.

In Post-Trip Reports » NorCal trips
September 08, 10:45pm

Russell, do me a solid?
Russell, if you wouldn't mind, could you contact my mother-in-law and discuss with her just how not-dangerous backpacking is? My wife and I can't convince her that we're not going to e...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thinking About Bears and Cougars
September 08, 1:52pm

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