57 reviewer rep
80 forum posts
joined Oct 26, 2018

Full Name: Zalman
53-year-old male dharma bum
Portland, OR
Occupation: IT
Email: private

Gear Reviews (1)

user rating: 4 of 5 Nooz Optics Rectangular Reading Glasses 12/05/2018

Forum Posts (80)

Re: Climbing in Colorado May 14, 2019
Re: Spring in PNW May 9, 2019
Re: Vest May 1, 2019
Re: Dyneema tent reviews NEEDED April 12, 2019
Re: Mojave and the Navajo Reservation March 27, 2019


I lived as a wilderness hobo for a decade, and derive much of my gear sensibilities from that lifestyle. During that period I slept in the great outdoors about 300 nights per year, worked as a treeplanter each spring in migrant camps, hopped freight trains, hitchhiked, and mostly walked up and down North America.

You're as likely to find me napping trailside as you are to meet me scaling a 5.6 wall wearing my external frame pack, just to get to that one meadow.


Extreme Wandering
Zombie Apocalypse Preparation


Weight195lbs (14st)
Torso LengthI can never measure this correctly. Call it "average".
Boot/Shoe Size11 Wide
Jacket/Shirt SizeXL
Pant SizeL - XL