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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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Re: updates on the Zpack?
I am very happy with my Zpacks bag. Glad I went with long/wide. I have used it quite a lot over the past year, coldest I took it out was around -3C, and I was fine (just had to put on all my laye...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bag sizing
April 21, 8:26am

More good points
Nathan - You are right about weight to volume, but where Big Sky becomes competitive with other UL tents and hybrid tents is when you spring the extra dough for the fancy options, e.g. super UL sil...

In GEAR » Finally! Wife wants to come with me on longer section hikes. Need a bigger tent. Recommendations please!
April 16, 1:57pm

Still a hard choice...
Thanks for the feedback everyone. David - Let us know which tent you go for and what your first impressions are! I have over a year to plan, so I can take my time on making the final choice on ...

In GEAR » Finally! Wife wants to come with me on longer section hikes. Need a bigger tent. Recommendations please!
April 16, 11:46am

Finally! Wife wants to come with me on longer section hikes. Need a bigger tent. Recommendations please!
After years of watching me go on my little adventures, my wife has only gone with me on occasional overnight trips to trail shelters. When we go car camping with the kids, we take two solo tents a...

In GEAR » Finally! Wife wants to come with me on longer section hikes. Need a bigger tent. Recommendations please!
April 16, 5:56am

Some more info
I should have mentioned a bit more info in the OP. This liner/bag is going to be one of several options in my sleep system, not something I would use all the time. I'm a section hiker, and on...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved sleeping bag liner for winter / summer sleeping bag
April 12, 9:50am

Improved sleeping bag liner for winter / summer sleeping bag
This is a project I have been ruminating on for quite some time now. I hope that this piece of MYOG will kill three birds with one stone. What I want is an improvement on what I am currently us...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved sleeping bag liner for winter / summer sleeping bag
April 12, 3:01am

Three more trip reports!
Finally found the time to update my ongoing E1 adventures with three more sections. Think in total I uploaded around 60 pictures, most of which for Knalleleden. Part 2 of northern Hallandsleden...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sweden's E1 Trails
March 20, 7:15am

Thanks all
Thanks everyone for tips and info. Had no idea about the other thread. Somewhere Anna is shaking her head at my shameful lack of searching BPL (sorry!). What I am going to try first is the mos...

In GEAR » Minimalist/barefoot shoes and gaiters
March 19, 1:25am

Minimalist/barefoot shoes and gaiters
So after several years of telling myself that taking off my shoes and shaking out pebbles, dirt, pine needles, and twigs was no big deal, I finally broke down and ordered a pair of gaiters after a ...

In GEAR » Minimalist/barefoot shoes and gaiters
March 17, 4:25am

You can't tell me what to do.
Sorry, can't pick just one. Current top five off the top of my head: My regional transportation card. Right now I work in a town that is 40 minutes away by train, so recently bought a trai...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 17, 4:11am

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