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Rex Sanders (Rex) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central California Coast
About Me Started backpacking with the Boy Scouts in the 1960s, which should have cured me, but friends intervened. Failed PCT thru-hikes in 1976, 1980, and other adventures (whitewater rafting 1987-present) put backpacking on hold for a while.

In 1998 I read Jardine's PCT book and saw the light. I'm not super- ultra- anything, my base weight is about 13 pounds. But I'm back on the trails again.
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Re: Re: YB3
The YB3 also runs much longer on the internal battery than the inReach devices. Richard Russell wrote an in-depth review of the YB3: http://w5yk.squarespace.com I compared a ridiculous numbe...

In GEAR » Delorme InReach rumors?
June 21, 12:05pm

Re: Re: InReach
18 months ago it was 30 seconds, captured by Jim in a screen shot here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=75378&nid=729135 ...

In GEAR » Delorme inReach SE satellite communicator
June 12, 8:44am

Re: Delorme
Dan, That's why I put a label with soft reset instructions on the back of my InReach SE: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_i...

In GEAR » Delorme inReach SE satellite communicator
June 11, 8:52pm

Re: Using another search engine
To restrict your search to a particular web site, this syntax works on Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo:site:backpackinglight.com words to search forNote that dropping the "www." will search ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » can't search
June 04, 5:44pm

Re: Esbit going stale
To quote myself from an old thread:I used some five-year-old Esbit tablets that had been stored in my cool basement, original packaging, inside Ziploc bags, inside sealed buckets. These old tabl...

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
May 30, 10:35pm

Closing the loop
Much of this territory was covered in this article and thread: Rescue Insurance for Backpackers http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/rescue-insurance-backpackers-sanders.htm...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Air Ambulance Story Continues
May 06, 9:39pm

Air Ambulances: more of them and sky-high bills
Good article from Peter Eavis for the New York Times on air ambulances: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/06/business/rescued-by-an-air-ambulance-but-stunned-at-the-sky-high-bill.html Since 2000...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rescue Insurance for Backpackers
May 06, 9:30pm

News article about PLB/Spot/InReach use in California
Good article in the San Jose Mercury News by Heather Somerville: High-tech backcountry gear -- with wilderness smarts -- can save your life http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_27977480/high...

In On the Web » News article about PLB/Spot/InReach use in California
April 24, 11:29pm

Good video: How to safely ford backcountry rivers
The Clever Hiker video on "How to safely ford backcountry rivers" is very good. One of the few "how to cross a river" videos or blog posts that covered all the basics, demonstra...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 14
April 15, 10:18pm

Ordered - thanks!
Dan, Thanks for selling BGETs for those of us with no metal working skills. Why stainless steel versus titanium? -- Rex

In Gear Deals » Brian Green Esbit Tray BGET
April 13, 10:55pm

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