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Zack Karas (iwillchopyou@hotmail.com) - 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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What the what?
Mags--seeing that photo of you getting out of your tarp made me laugh. Definitely not the same clean shaven guy I saw at POD's and Disco's wedding! -Zack, of 'Buddha and Zack'

In Editor's Roundtable » Walking the Backbone: A Journey on the Continental Divide Trail
April 07, 9:57am

bushcraft
Am I missing something, or did you get edited out of the bushcraft thread? edit--nevermind, saw that you mentioned it was removed.

In Philosophy & Technique » I try and give some lightweight feedback, and look what happens...
March 19, 9:22am

elbow pain
I xc ski race and often will get some early season elbow pain with certain poling motions. I think it is a sort of tendinitis and by backing off a bit and massaging the area it's disappears qu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sharp elbow pain from trekking poles?
March 12, 12:50pm

pinnacle mod
I've carried an 11 day supply (~35 lbs pack weight) in my older model Pinnacle with the foam back pad removed (I used my folded ridgerest as a frame). It was quite uncomfortable on my shoulder...

In GEAR » Modifying a Golite Pinnacle
March 07, 9:09am

dog booties
I use my beard trimmer to shave off all the hair in between my dogs paw pads to help alleviate the tendency of snow to clump to the hair there. There is a product called Musher's Secret which ...

In GEAR » Snowshoeing with a dog - are the Ruff Wear Bark'n Boots any good
February 23, 9:37am

gear list
I may have missed it, but I didn't see anything for dealing with bugs while hiking or sleeping. Have fun!

In Gear Lists » Messy PCT thru-hike list
March 03, 12:28pm

wide toe box.
Adidas Supernova Riots.

In GEAR » Wide forefoot/toe box shoe suggestions after pinched nerve
February 06, 5:58pm

SOLD FS: Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket, women's small--PRICE DROP TO $60
SOLD

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket, women's small--$75
January 26, 11:01am

Re: FS: Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket, women's small--PRICE DROP TO $60
Aaron--It was purchased in the US, so the fit seems to be true to size for my wife, unlike the Montbell line that is sold in Japan. Just to make sure--this is the women's version. I'v...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket, women's small--$75
January 22, 5:26pm

FS: Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket, women's small--PRICE DROP TO $60
Now only $60 (includes shipping to CONUS).

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket, women's small--$75
January 21, 3:34pm

All Reader Reviews by Zack Karas

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Big Sur Bars Original
I've really gotten into these bars in the last year or so. Recently used them for breakfast (1 bar) and dessert (1 bar) on a thruhike as they have a good calorie/oz ratio and are tastier than any...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 08, 9:56am

Montane Aero Smock
I use this jacket year-round and have since I got it back in 2004. It weighs 2.6oz, is very breathable and does a good job of blocking winds up to around 20mph. I wear it over my hiking shirt and it...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
September 08, 9:52am

Montbell Down inner pants
Purchased in 2005, weight is 6 oz. As an experiment, I recently used them with my Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket instead of my sleeping bag for some overnights on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Nighttime l...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
September 08, 9:48am

Western Mountaineering Flight Jacket
I picked this up in 2004. Weighs 10.5 oz for size medium. I've never been cold wearing this jacket. In fact, if I'm not careful I can start sweating in February in the late evening. It&#...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
September 08, 9:45am

Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
I picked up this jacket in 2003 and have used it for a PCT and CDT thruhike with zero problems. For the 5.5 oz that it weighs, I'm always impressed by the warmth it provides. I does lose som...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
September 08, 9:42am

Golite Jam
I think this pack is hard to beat when it comes to those trips where you don't want to worry about babying anything, yourself included. This is my go-to pack for anything solo up to 10 days and u...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 08, 9:36am

ULA Equipment P-2
I bought this pack in 2003 for my PCT thruhike, as I was coming from a traditional setup and still wanted something framed. Weight of pack is 43oz. I love this pack. I've even considered sell...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 08, 9:30am

Golite Pinnacle Pack
I recently purchased an older, unused model (2008 model?) for a thruhike of Iceland (northern-most tip to southern-most tip). After trimming straps, removing the hydration sleeve, one ice-axe loop an...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 08, 9:18am

Western Mountaineering Megalite
My girlfriend and I used this bag unzipped as a quilt for our PCT thru-hike--not bad at .75 lb per person. The wide girth of the bag lends itself to be used for a couple's quilt or as a regular s...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 13, 2:34pm

ULA Equipment
I've been using ULA packs since 2003 (the original P2 and the most recent P1) and have been thoroughly impressed with both packs. Both packs are still going strong after each having been used for ove...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 18, 4:46pm