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Cesar Valdez (PrimeZombie) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Mexican-American expat living in Sweden. Check out my blog to know more about me, lots of trip reports, gear lists, pretty pictures, etc. :)
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Looks nice!
Cool. Right now I have three items on my UL gear wish list, and one is either a down jacket or a down vest. I'm leaning towards vest because it seems to be more versatile than say a hooded do...

In GEAR » Interest in a down vest
December 11, 1:16am

Re: all the feedback
Thanks everyone for your feedback. I am still surprised that there are no pads that meet what I think are doable specifications and still be durable and reasonably priced. I wish that the Mulitma...

In GEAR » The search for a perfect 1+ season air sleeping pad continues...
December 10, 12:46pm

Re: Re: The search for a perfect 1+ season air sleeping pad continues...
Yeah, I know. I've done trips where I have just slept on my small torso foam pad that doubles as my pack back frame. But my go-to pack for 1+season is 33 liters, so not much room to put a lon...

In GEAR » The search for a perfect 1+ season air sleeping pad continues...
December 08, 3:02pm

The search for a perfect 1+ season air sleeping pad continues...
I posted about this not too long ago and got crickets, but have yet to be entirely satisfied with the choices that I have been able to evaluate, so let's try again. Problem: I bushwhack fair...

In GEAR » The search for a perfect 1+ season air sleeping pad continues...
December 08, 1:38pm

Location and habits are also key
I live and do most of my backpacking in Sweden and Norway, which at peak bug season can have clouds of midges and mosquitoes and other scourges trying to eat you up. Yet over the past few years, m...

In GEAR » Most convenient entry and light, bug bivy and shelter system?
December 03, 2:18am

Thanks David and Sam!
Thanks for the kind words and encouragement guys, and sorry it took me so long to reply, been really busy. I wrote up an epilogue to the trail a few weeks ago to cap things off, and includes a p...

In Post-Trip Reports » Finally! Took me a whole year, but I just finished Sweden's Bohusleden in section hikes!
November 11, 3:16am

Inflatable sleeping pads for summer/warmer weather
I posted about this on the reddit ultralight too, but this place seems to be much more active, so figured I'd post here too. The gist of it is that I have some bones to pick with foam after ...

In GEAR » Inflatable sleeping pads for summer/warmer weather
November 11, 3:03am

Finally! Took me a whole year, but I just finished Sweden's Bohusleden in section hikes!
I know that this is no big deal to all you triple crowners and thru-hikers, but I am feeling just a bit proud of finishing my first long trail. I wish I could have thru-hiked it, but as a proud fa...

In Post-Trip Reports » Finally! Took me a whole year, but I just finished Sweden's Bohusleden in section hikes!
October 14, 2:24pm

Southern AT and Philly tips
In a bit over 2 hours you can get to a nice place to hike. I used to live in Philly and would regularly go back and hike the southern portion of the AT to the Mason-Dixon line and back. Here'...

In Philosophy & Technique » new life, where to backpack?
October 09, 7:29am

New Zpacks Arc Blast first impressions
I know there are a bunch of threads on this pack, but I recently got mine and figured I would throw my 2 cents into the pot. I had been drooling over this pack for a while, but when taped seams an...

In GEAR » New Zpacks Arc Blast first impressions
September 21, 9:41am

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