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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: Some learnings
Daniel, Seems like you've found a good device, but your major concern is power. A few follow-up suggestions. - Might be worth getting the iSavi early and performing some battery run-down ...

In GEAR » Backcountry Internet Options
July 19, 3:11pm

I feel the need, the need for speed!
Daniel wrote:I'd like to have the ability to access the Internet primarily for checking corporate email (Microsoft Exchange) and potentially editing a file and sendwith (all synced with dropbox...

In GEAR » Backcountry Internet Options
July 15, 12:56pm

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: 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: ...

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:

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 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

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: 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

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

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