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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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And the winner is...
After much friendly debate, discussion, research, etc.--my wife and I finally decided on the Cloudburst 3 from Tarptent. I plan on doing a full review of it in the future after we take it out to...

In GEAR » Finally! Wife wants to come with me on longer section hikes. Need a bigger tent. Recommendations please!
May 24, 2:45pm

Tagging a bunch of BPL heads
So recently Stick was kind enough to tag me in a blog post, and lucky enough I had some free time to respond right away. Part of the task of responding was to find 11 (!) other bloggers to tag. T...

In On the Web » Tagging a bunch of BPL heads
May 24, 7:57am

Re: 1st post plus Tentative Gear List
Salutations and welcome! I have a soft spot for newbies to UL, seeing as not too long ago I was one. After being a more "traditional" and even "bushcraft" type backpacker for ...

In Gear Lists » 1st post plus Tentative Gear List
May 23, 12:58pm

Re: Golite Poncho
Cool, just sent you an email. Oh, and I checked back on an order I had a few months ago from MLD and they charged me 15 bucks for shipping, so it should work out fine.

In Gear Swap » FS: Golite Poncho and MYOG 23oz. Bilgy 1 person tent
May 17, 12:28pm

Re: Ponchos
Okay, cool, thanks for getting back to me. I'll take it! Shipping should only be around 13-15 bucks IIRC, so 60 sounds fair. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » FS: Golite Poncho and MYOG 23oz. Bilgy 1 person tent
May 17, 12:09pm

Re: FS: Golite Poncho and MYOG 23oz. Bilgy 1 person tent
When did you buy the Golite ponchos? Is the one you set up otherise in new condition? Are you willing to ship to Sweden?

In Gear Swap » FS: Golite Poncho and MYOG 23oz. Bilgy 1 person tent
May 17, 7:38am

More complications, maybe in a good way
Okay, so now I have talked my wife into the possibility of getting a tarp and net tent combo. It's pretty much like a double-wall tent, after all. Her biggest complaint was privacy, but this ...

In GEAR » Finally! Wife wants to come with me on longer section hikes. Need a bigger tent. Recommendations please!
May 13, 12:31pm

Cheapo options
I have a cheapo plastic poncho that I got for like 5 bucks. It's a bit on the heavy side at around 300g IIRC, but it's thicker, tougher plastic plus it's big and covered my pack. Migh...

In GEAR » Lightest $50 Poncho (that covers pack)?
May 10, 5:55pm

Thanks all
Cool, thanks everyone for the good tips. Roger, you raise an interesting point about removing DWR treatment. What if I want to remove it to make it more breathable? This summer bag will either...

In Make Your Own Gear » Washing M90 and synthetic insulation
May 10, 5:48pm

and btw...
... I should have added that I'd like the weight to be under 10oz. I got a nice offer for a poncho recently, but was a bit on the heavy side for me. Or maybe I should just get one of the Go...

In Gear Swap » WTB Poncho tarp
May 10, 5:40pm

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