Originally Posted by desertSherpa
I have a medium sized friend use a large karma for a 5 day self support trip.
After 2 days faffing about every morning in the bow of the boat, he finally figured out that lots of small individual items was the way to go. Everything else in the rear.
That and he needed to extend his bungee chords so he didn't have to re-thread the foam every time.
This confirms my experience in my living room. I already had extended the bungees in anticipation of that difficulty.
As I said, getting the footpegs out is no issue. But there is still a plastic support that the footplate rests against that is part of the bulkhead and doesn't come out. Getting gear past this support is difficult at best.
I'm thinking small envelope style bags stacked in front is the way around this problem. I just wish that there was a hinged placed on that support piece so that it could be folded forward and then, vwallah! Slide a 15L bag into each side of the bulkhead and no hassle.