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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. :)
My Website URLhttp://cesarandthewoods.blogspot.com/
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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

Welcome and salutations
Hello Nathan! I joined here and put up my heavy gear list, warts and all, about 3.5 years ago. So I know how it feels wanting to lighten up and looking for good feedback, so I will try and return...

In Gear Lists » My Gear List w/ Photos!
March 12, 2:22pm

Re: How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?
Depends on the conditions. When it's really cold I carry two pair to hike (thick wool and thin synthetic under) in to keep warm, and one extra pair of sleep socks (alpaca). For general 3 seas...

In GEAR » How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?
February 19, 3:20am

Re: Knife features, uses
OP asked: "How do you / might you use a knife?" I primarily use 3 knives for outdoor activities: Swiss Army Knife Nomad model (100g), Mora basic model (105g w/sheath), and Mora Bushcra...

In GEAR » Knife features, uses
February 19, 3:08am

Re: ML and die Deutsch Touristen
ML - Thanks for the kind words. I don't mind tree hopping either most of the time, when conditions are safer and I am not in a race with the sun. I crossed 5 or 6 different trees, one of whic...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sweden's E1 Trails
February 18, 1:16pm

Sweden's E1 Trails
Just finished the first section of these trails, trip report can be found here: http://cesarandthewoods.blogspot.se/2014/02/cesars-guide-to-e1-trails-in-sweden.html I will post more reports i...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sweden's E1 Trails
February 17, 5:47am

Re: Re: Don't forget us paranoid people
Points well taken. There seems to be a strange clash of experience vs. testing. I have read plenty of accounts here of people doing thru hikes with Cuben gear--but granted, most of these were pac...

In GEAR » cuben vs. silnylon for a tent floor
February 13, 12:32pm

Don't forget us paranoid people
I am going to make the unpopular suggestion that I will readily admit is mostly due to paranoia. I personally always have to have a ground cover, regardless of the material of my tent or bivy or w...

In GEAR » cuben vs. silnylon for a tent floor
February 13, 11:55am

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