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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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My Website URLhttp://cesarandthewoods.blogspot.com/
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still on the lookout
My friend is still searching for a nice pad and bag. Sleeping pad more of a priority. I check gear swap a few times a day, and it seems like short sleeping pads go very quick! Weight is not th...

In Gear Swap » WTB short sized sleeping pad and sleeping bag
June 28, 2:58am

Another base layer/sleep clothing discussion
Here is what I have been trying to figure out for the past few weeks. In the past few years I have upgraded my gear systems to include a few down feather sleeping bags. Down feather sleeping bags...

In GEAR » Another base layer/sleep clothing discussion
June 28, 2:53am

WTB short sized sleeping pad and sleeping bag
A good friend of mine, after going on several trips with me, wants to upgrade her gear. She is short, around 5'3 I think, and is looking for an for good sleep system. Inflatable pad like a Ne...

In Gear Swap » WTB short sized sleeping pad and sleeping bag
June 18, 2:46am

Re: New to the bivy world. Looking for advice and tips!
J Dos, I am a huge fan of the tarp/bivy combo, and my shelter system is a modified Borah Cuben bivy, Zpacks solo Hex tarp, Ti stakes, and ground cover (garbage bag) for a total of 355g. I can&#...

In GEAR » New to the bivy world. Looking for advice and tips!
June 14, 2:36am

Pretty please help me pick between the new Zpacks Blast or Arc
Here is the situation. I have two wonderful backpacks I use for all my backpacking/camping needs that I am quite happy with, a custom Zpacks Zero (small, hybrid Cuben) and a MLD Exodus--though I m...

In GEAR » Pretty please help me pick between the new Zpacks Blast or Arc
June 09, 6:13am

Two more section reports
Took a little longer than a week, but such is my chaotic life ;) Stages 14 and 13 are up with 42 more pics total: http://cesarandthewoods.blogspot.se/2013/06/cesars-guide-to-bohusleden-stage-...

In Post-Trip Reports » More of Sweden's Bohusleden
June 08, 7:59am

Re: Re: military surplus
I agree with Ken, and this is coming from an Army Brat. There is also the added issue of rookie pride. When I was 15 and first started going backpacking, my father gave me his old ALICE pack. ...

In GEAR » Cheapest Ultralight Gear List?
May 27, 3:36pm

Re: Re: More of Sweden's Bohusleden
Thanks Tom, I am glad you enjoyed them. Stockholm is a nice place, but I prefer other cities like Gothenburg. It's a pretty big country, with lots to see and do as a backpacker (both urban an...

In Post-Trip Reports » More of Sweden's Bohusleden
May 27, 12:22pm

Re: Cheapest Ultralight Gear List?
If it is warm out, and there are trail shelters you can use, then you can really go cheap as a rookie UL backpacker. For example: Shelter - None (sleep in trail and/or natural shelters [like ...

In GEAR » Cheapest Ultralight Gear List?
May 27, 12:18pm

Re: Wood fires
Ber - Thank you for your kind words! Much appreciated, especially from a physician. I think you provide an excellent summary of the consequences. For the past three years I have gone out into th...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Case Against Wood Fires
May 22, 12:26pm

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