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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 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

This video helps prove my point
Check out this video from Red Beard of his AT gear list: http://youtu.be/C02vVUGjS5s Pretty sweet gear list too, not to mention the beard as well. Anyhow, check out his Arc Blast at around...

In GEAR » Your ZPacks Arc Blast Customizations - (or other UL/MYOG packs)
May 10, 5:32pm

Re: Re: Washing M90 and synthetic insulation
Thanks for the info Ken. It's a front loader. Did you use normal soap when you washed your bivy? And should I just use normal soap when I wash my sleeping bag?

In Make Your Own Gear » Washing M90 and synthetic insulation
May 10, 7:21am

Washing M90 and synthetic insulation
I asked about this in another MYOG thread, but I think it got buried in my long winded discussion of my current project. Anyhow, is it okay to wash a MYOG sleeping bag made out of M90 and Climas...

In Make Your Own Gear » Washing M90 and synthetic insulation
May 10, 2:23am

WTB Poncho tarp
Looking to buy a poncho tarp, either silnylon or Cuben. Must be in new or very good condition. This will be shipped to Sweden, but I am fine with paying shipping costs and you should be fine with...

In Gear Swap » WTB Poncho tarp
May 10, 2:16am

Re: two pockets versus one
JR - Yes, I am saying that. Check out the link posted above by James to a blog article I posted about it in a first impressions/long term double review. Oh and btw, thank you kindly for the lin...

In GEAR » Your ZPacks Arc Blast Customizations - (or other UL/MYOG packs)
May 08, 3:08pm

Re: Foot stresses
Andrew - "after two months of gradual increases, 30 miles was almost easy." Damn. As a perpetual section hiker, my personal best was 36km in a day, and I was pretty beat that night an...

In Editor's Roundtable » Training for Backpacking
May 08, 3:04pm

Re: hip belt pouches
I went on to order one of the newer hip belt pockets with the buckle. I would agree that it can be tricky to open with one hand, but after some time I got the hang of it. However what I found to ...

In GEAR » Your ZPacks Arc Blast Customizations - (or other UL/MYOG packs)
May 08, 2:41pm

Re: Two pockets versus one.
I am very happy with my modification of two pockets. My Arc Blast has several section hikes under its belt now, and there have been no issues with the pockets at all (or the pack in general). The...

In GEAR » Your ZPacks Arc Blast Customizations - (or other UL/MYOG packs)
May 08, 2:35pm

Another (huge!) trip report
http://cesarandthewoods.blogspot.se/2014/05/cesars-guide-to-e1-trails-in-sweden.html

In Post-Trip Reports » Sweden's E1 Trails
May 05, 2:56am

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