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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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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

This stuff's made in New York City!
Get a rope. 1. Finish hiking Bohusleden (April). 2. Finish writing companion guide to Bohusleden (May). 3. Hike one third of Kungsleden (August). 4. Start writing companion guide to Kungslede...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 2013 Plans
January 13, 4:18pm

Cooking kits: what kind, how many, when to take what kit?
I just finished up a pretty detailed breakdown of all the cooking kits that I use. If you are interested, you can check it out here: http://cesarandthewoods.blogspot.se/2013/01/my-cooking-systems-...

In GEAR » Cooking kits: what kind, how many, when to take what kit?
January 11, 12:50pm

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