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Cesar Valdez (PrimeZombie) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: mitts, windshirts, and...pee?
Glad I am not the only one that doesn't get mitts. I was half expecting to be mocked and trolled for not seeing the point. Windshirts on the other hand, I get. I don't always bring one...

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 10, 1:03am

The "I don't get it" thread
A place for you to pick a nuanced issue in light weight backpacking that you just "don't get" and have people that "get it" offer some perspective. No trick/cynical/rhetori...

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 09, 4:13pm

Re: genetic fallacy
"And trekking poles are for skiing, not hiking or setting up shelters people. And you stove whackos out there, beer cans are for drinking beer not cooking dinner. Innovation has no place...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Bivy?
March 09, 6:43am

Small update
I have mentioned this in a few other threads, but thought I would post it here where it is most relevant. I recently got a Borah Cuben bivy and have been toying around with it. I was happy to f...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Tarp and bivy vs. hybrid tent debate 2013
March 08, 4:48am

Good question
A much needed discussion, thanks to the author of the OP for starting it. I am a very critical consumer, and this is no different with backpacking gear. I try and do a fair amount of research bef...

In Philosophy & Technique » What are your guidelines for buying gear?
March 05, 3:28am

Re: Ground insulation.
Good question, I should have included this info in the OP, sorry about that. I have been using a double ground cover that is just a piece of space blanket duct taped onto a garbage bag. After g...

In Make Your Own Gear » More bivy mod brainstorming: cotton or nylon?
March 02, 5:58am

Hmm... a tempting alternative
This is what I was talking about in my last post, in case anyone is curious or does not know what these are: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trekmates-Absorba-Balls-Moisture-Absorber/dp/B001690WHA It...

In Make Your Own Gear » More bivy mod brainstorming: cotton or nylon?
March 02, 5:26am

Great start :)
Theodor, first of all congrats on a great start. The first time I weighed all my gear and posted for all to see (you are welcome to dig this up in my profile) it was much, much heavier. I came fr...

In Gear Lists » First lightweight kit - some feedback wanted
March 02, 5:06am

Re: Re: More bivy mod brainstorming: cotton or nylon?
Nick - The foot box is where I get the most condensation, and while the foot box is closer to the end of my tarp, I have not ever had severe spray for one. Next, this is only a 3cm x 20cm (or so, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » More bivy mod brainstorming: cotton or nylon?
March 02, 4:43am

Re: weights
Kenyan runners have also probably not seen Cuben tarps or down sleeping bags either ;) Also, I would rather be able to lift around my kids, my urban backpack full of library books and my laptop,...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
March 02, 4:22am

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