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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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One more thing...
...forgot to add that I am also open to quilts!

In Gear Swap » WTB Summer sleeping bag and/or bivy
February 09, 3:43pm

WTB Summer sleeping bag and/or bivy
I'd really like to get a brand new Zpacks 40F/5C degree long regular width sleeping bag with WR down. Also would like to have a brand new Borah Cuben bivy with side zip--less of a priority a...

In Gear Swap » WTB Summer sleeping bag and/or bivy
February 09, 3:28pm

just a misunderstanding
"Well this kind of got off on a wrong start. But thanks anyways." Nah, just a simple issue of semantics with your OP is all. Nick and Craig were just trying to give constructive criti...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL gear list, how does it look?
February 08, 3:55am

Not to toot my own horn...
...but perhaps this will be helpful: http://cesarandthewoods.blogspot.se/2011/07/my-favorite-diymyog-camping-shelter.html A good, cheap, and easy MYOG tarp project--and it can be used in conj...

In Gear Swap » Want To BORROW "beginner" flat tarp
February 08, 2:54am

What I've usually used for the past few years...
...Is my MYOG double ground cover. On the bottom is a garbage bag, on the top is space blanket, and held in place by duct tape. Here is it in action: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7FNC8ef9Oho/T19L...

In GEAR » Best UL groundsheet
February 05, 12:20am

Re: Re: Tarp and bivy vs. hybrid tent debate 2013
I seam sealed the corners and have had no issues with water getting in, though I have only used it in light to moderate rain. It really is an amazing shelter and a great option to have. I took it...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Tarp and bivy vs. hybrid tent debate 2013
February 04, 9:23am

@John and MB
John - Yes, there are always trade offs with any choice of gear, and you bring up some good observations. I would like to know more about how you got to 513g all in with your Sky X. What pushes m...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Tarp and bivy vs. hybrid tent debate 2013
January 31, 12:37pm

Re: At the end of the day...
"But there is no right way." Yes, I agree. I hope I didn't come off as though there was some "right way" or anything like that. Just wondering what other people's p...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Tarp and bivy vs. hybrid tent debate 2013
January 30, 10:50am

Tarp and bivy vs. hybrid tent debate 2013
I know it has been hashed out before, but things change... perspectives, technology, what gear is being made, etc. I am sure I am not the only one that owns both a tarp/bivy combo and a hybrid t...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Tarp and bivy vs. hybrid tent debate 2013
January 30, 9:16am

re: how often
"For those who live near good hiking and work full time., how often do you get to hike? I am looking for approximate days of the month." I don't work full time, but I am a full tim...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How often do you hike or backpack?
January 23, 6:04pm

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