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

The very hungry caterpillar
Annie - Not sure. I'd email Zpacks and ask them, they would know best. Your height and weight seem to me like you'd be good in a medium length and regular width, but also keep in mind tha...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bag sizing
April 21, 2:37pm

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

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