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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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Re: James
I am no scientist or anything, but how much will the temperature really be affected? The breathable fabric will still provide some insulation, but allow water vapor to escape the foot box. Plus i...

In Make Your Own Gear » More bivy mod brainstorming: cotton or nylon?
March 01, 1:39pm

Re: No bivvy?
Yeah, you have a point there. Though I get very little, if any, condensation on my tarp (Zpacks Hex solo). But from what I have gathered, my one bivy (Borah Cuben 135g w/stuff sack, which I will ...

In Make Your Own Gear » More bivy mod brainstorming: cotton or nylon?
March 01, 10:54am

Re: James and Mike
James - Thanks for the input. You make a good point about the whole wicking aspect of some nylon types. Makes me wish I had a synthetic base layer around that I didn't need that I could cut u...

In Make Your Own Gear » More bivy mod brainstorming: cotton or nylon?
March 01, 10:38am

More bivy mod brainstorming: cotton or nylon?
I started another thread about a planned bivy mod I am about to do, which you can read here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=...

In Make Your Own Gear » More bivy mod brainstorming: cotton or nylon?
March 01, 7:08am

Re: Re: Question for Jennifer
Thanks for your input, and so quick too :) Yeah, I am happy with it, but I always want critical feedback just in case--especially from an expert. It's a bit tricky to explain the concrete b...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 28, 2:47pm

Question for Jennifer
Jennifer, since you are an expert (or very good at pretending to be one), I was wondering if I could pick your brain as far as my workout routine (posted early in this thread) is concerned? What d...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 28, 2:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Weight training
David, you bring up a good point about costs. My two kettlebells cost about 150USD total, and my jumprope is the same 10 dollar jumprope I have had since I was a boxer about a decade ago. My home...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 27, 3:14pm

Re: Good workout, Cesar
Thanks Rob. I actually gave a lot of thought and planning into this routine. I am a grad student, and get a student discount at a gym close to my house. I generally hate gyms, but put up with go...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 27, 3:04pm

Re: Cuben is awesome
I agree on the awesomeness of Cuben. I have had my hybrid Cuben Zpacks Zero backpack for almost a year now, and have taken it on many trips, a significant amount of the trips having bushwhacking i...

In GEAR » Can any cuben fiber gear be considered bomber?
February 26, 12:26pm

Here is what I do...
...and I have had good results. My goal is functional strength and cardio for not just backpacking, but playing with my two small boys, have more energy, be healthier in general, etc. Stretchin...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 26, 11:50am

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