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

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All Forum Posts by Zack Karas

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Maybe, but why?
I suppose it's possible, but the taste factor would plummet. I've let some cooked camp food get cold and my alfredo mac-n-cheese made me gag. Also it would probably take hours to rehydrat...

In GEAR » Cold Freeze Dried???
September 08, 12:03pm

Cool trip
The photo of your son reminds me of my hiking buddy on the AT, except that he had a picture of Britney Spears on his nalgene. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to?

In Post-Trip Reports » North Lake to South Lake
September 08, 11:20am

Nallo 3 owners--what is weight of inner tent?
Do you know the weight of or could you weigh the solid fabric inner tent?

In GEAR » BD Skylight vs Hilleberg Nallo3 vs Golite Valhalla 2+
September 07, 3:38pm

Weight of solid inner?
Is that the weight of the mesh or solid fabric inner? I can only find the weight of the mesh inner on the moontrail website...

In GEAR » BD Skylight vs Hilleberg Nallo3 vs Golite Valhalla 2+
September 07, 3:29pm

Nallo mesh inner
Check out www.moontrail.com for photos of the optional mesh inner. http://www.moontrail.com/hilleberg-nallo-3-mesh-inner.php

In GEAR » BD Skylight vs Hilleberg Nallo3 vs Golite Valhalla 2+
September 07, 3:03pm

Nallo 3 inner mesh tent
Anyone swap the solid fabric inner tent for the mesh inner for warmer climate camping w/ the Nallo 3? Anyone know the weight difference between the solid fabric and mesh inner? If the weight is...

In GEAR » BD Skylight vs Hilleberg Nallo3 vs Golite Valhalla 2+
September 07, 2:36pm

BD Skylight vs Hilleberg Nallo3 vs Golite Valhalla 2+
good stuff. off to spend some money...

In GEAR » BD Skylight vs Hilleberg Nallo3 vs Golite Valhalla 2+
September 07, 2:26pm

BD Skylight vs Hilleberg Nallo3 vs Golite Valhalla 2+
Is the footprint necessary to keep the vestibule covered? Couldn't a trashbag or some custom cut silnylon do the same thing? I only ask as the footprint adds 1 lb. and $60. thanks for al...

In GEAR » BD Skylight vs Hilleberg Nallo3 vs Golite Valhalla 2+
September 07, 1:23pm

BD Skylight vs Hilleberg Nallo3 vs Golite Valhalla 2+
I don't want my dog to stay in the vestibule--I want to keep an eye on her to stay aware of how she is doing, so I've not considered the 2GT. I've thought of the Nallo 3GT, but it adds...

In GEAR » BD Skylight vs Hilleberg Nallo3 vs Golite Valhalla 2+
September 06, 2:40pm

BD Skylight vs Hilleberg Nallo3 vs Golite Valhalla 2+
I know winter shelter questions have been done before, but maybe not with this combination of options. Looking for a shelter for 2 adults and 1 dog. Vestibule. Lightweight. Handles heavy/we...

In GEAR » BD Skylight vs Hilleberg Nallo3 vs Golite Valhalla 2+
September 06, 2:15pm

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