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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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Sawyer squeeze filter container alternatives
So I was playing around with gear today, when I decided to fill up one of my Sawyer bladders (the 32oz one that came with it along with two others) to use as water storage for a short hike around m...

In GEAR » Sawyer squeeze filter container alternatives
March 29, 7:01am

Usually Yay
Section hikes and winter, spring, and fall short UL trips I keep a pair of either merino wool or synth base layers (depending how cold it is) in a water resistant stuff sack (silnylon) which is car...

In Philosophy & Technique » Separate sleeping clothes - yeah or nay
March 27, 1:23pm

Re: Re: Small update
"How do you find the sizing of the Borah cuben bivy with the fully inflated Neo Air?" As I said before, it seems to have plenty of space, but I have not had the time to test it in the ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Tarp and bivy vs. hybrid tent debate 2013
March 27, 12:08am

@Michael and Garth
Michael - That looks like a nice bivy, too bad you don't like bivies, but they are not for everyone. I don't mind the whole cocoon feeling of a bivy, and actually enjoy it--makes me feel s...

In Gear Lists » My 1+ Season dream list is almost complete!
March 23, 12:08am

Re: re list baselayer and bivy
You raise a valid point about the base layers vs. a jacket, I admit it is a bit of a luxury. They are mostly pajamas and morning/night clothing worn around camp. My normal routine before bed is t...

In Gear Lists » My 1+ Season dream list is almost complete!
March 22, 5:06pm

The best of both worlds?
I still take TP, but I will use natural materials too. Sometimes, natural materials that are ideal for the job are abundant--like a big, firm patch of moss, which I think is best out of all the na...

In GEAR » Still going without tp?
March 21, 7:39am

Re: David and Michael
David - Thanks man! :) Michael - "Nice list, but I liked it more when you posted in the SUL forum ;)" Haha, yeah for section hikes I like to have a few luxuries, like a beefier knif...

In Gear Lists » My 1+ Season dream list is almost complete!
March 21, 2:47am

My 1+ Season dream list is almost complete!
I have been working on this gear list for several months now. Finally got the last big piece of gear in the mail today to just about complete it, a Zpacks 5C/40F sleeping bag. So of course I pl...

In Gear Lists » My 1+ Season dream list is almost complete!
March 20, 3:10pm

Re: Smallest volume pack dimensions you guys? Cubic inches...
My favorite pack has 24.5 liters / 1,500 cubic inches main pocket, plus side pockets and front pocket, for a total of about 33 liters / 2013 volume. I can fit 5 days worth of deluxe food rations, ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Smallest volume pack dimensions you guys? Cubic inches...
March 19, 3:13am

Re: OP
Have not read the whole thread, just responding to OP: "So, if you actually bushwhack," I do. I spend about 20 nights out backpacking a year, and about half of these nights are off...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who bushwhacks? Why?
March 18, 1:56pm

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