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Cesar Valdez (PrimeZombie) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Scandinavia
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. :)
CountrySweden
My Website URLhttp://cesarandthewoods.blogspot.com/
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Trip Canceled: Let us Rant and Commiserate Together
So last week I was all set for my August section hike, but then my wife got strep throat, so of course I postponed the trip for this coming weekend. Aaaaaaaaaaand... guess who has strep throat now...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Canceled: Let us Rant and Commiserate Together
September 01, 9:47am

Great response, thanks everyone!
Thanks all for the feedback. Based on it, here is my plan: Try and get the old machine fixed up. If it costs more to get it fixed than half the price of buying a new one, sell it to the sewing...

In Make Your Own Gear » Old sewing maching broke down. Kindly recommend me a new one please?
September 01, 9:31am

Old sewing maching broke down. Kindly recommend me a new one please?
Getting more and more into MYOG projects after finishing up El Saco Rojo. I just ordered some Argon to play around with. Anyhow, wife and I are not sure what to get, as our machine was a hand-me-...

In Make Your Own Gear » Old sewing maching broke down. Kindly recommend me a new one please?
August 31, 4:29pm

Calling all ex-military and army brats
Former army brat here. When I was young, back in the late 80s and into the 90s, my father would bring home MREs for me to eat. Like, a lot of em. Because papa was cheap as hell and we're tal...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 31, 4:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Better late than never
Sucks about the drought. I am spoiled when it comes to water here in Sweden. Seriously, pick a random spot of Sweden on Google maps and zoom in. There will be lakes, and probably all over the pl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved sleeping bag liner for winter / summer sleeping bag
August 21, 1:18pm

Re: Re: Better late than never
Good lookin' out J, thanks. I have read mixed reviews, yeah. But my most common combo of gear gives me at least 3 layers of protection from water: Golite poncho/tarp, seam sealed Zpacks Zer...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved sleeping bag liner for winter / summer sleeping bag
August 21, 12:42pm

Better late than never
Ta-da! http://cesarandthewoods.blogspot.se/2014/08/myog-diy-summer-sleeping-bag-and-winter.html

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved sleeping bag liner for winter / summer sleeping bag
August 21, 12:21pm

Re: E1 Sweden
Thank you for the kind words! Glad to be of service. Let me know if I can help out with your trip here next year. I am sure you'll love it here. Where are you going? Going on a section h...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sweden's E1 Trails
August 15, 5:15pm

Thanks all
Cool, thanks for the tips. I have a feeling it's going to take me a while to decide, given all the options out there. I am also tempted to buy the smallest version of a digital watch, thermom...

In GEAR » New to fancy/modern wrist watches, am I asking too much?
July 16, 6:46am

Your subjective comfort score for sleeping pads, 1-10
Read a thread recently where the Xlite is debated, and got me thinking about how I like mine--which then got me thinking about comfort in general for sleeping pads. So I'm curious about how ...

In GEAR » Your subjective comfort score for sleeping pads, 1-10
July 16, 5:34am

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