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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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Water vapor released per 2 cups water boiled?
Taking this thread to the next level: How much water vapor will be released from bringing 2 cups of water to boil? Now we see a lot more complexity: - Some fuels are more efficient than ...

In Philosophy & Technique » h2o fuel release
December 21, 11:26am

When backpacking, it pays to be small
After observing smaller healthy Outward Bound students having less trouble carrying a backpack than larger healthy students, i.e. the old "25% of your body weight" rule is wrong, a physic...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 04, 11:51pm

Re: Grand Canyon North to South rim
Looks like a great trip. Sleeping cold like you described often is caused by a wimpy sleeping pad. I didn't sleep warm until a major upgrade in that department. How did you shuttle betwee...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon North to South rim
November 26, 10:11pm

Grand Canyon river guide books used to go that high
13 years ago the standard Grand Canyon river guidebooks rated major rapids at a variety of flows, some pretty high. My books are buried in the basement or I'd confirm. I've talked to gui...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon High-Flow Release of Colorado River
November 09, 8:17pm

Small numbers and other problems
+1 on Greg's comment: The numbers for both mice and humans are way too small to make sweeping generalizations. And somehow the researchers adjusted for "age, sex, race, educational leve...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » A reason to prefer UV over filters in North America?
November 08, 5:41pm

My forest caching experience
Late report, but I did successfully cache four 1.5 liter bottles of Trader Joe's finest H2O in the forest. No extra protection, no notes, I just dropped them in the forest duff and kicked more ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
November 04, 9:54pm

Bushman Hammock Chair weight; embedded videos
Arrowhead's Bushman Hammock Chair weighs 300 g (10.5 oz) in the lighter 1.1 oz fabric according to the review linked off the web page. Embedded videos, audios, and other web features are all...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 2
October 23, 6:15pm

Re: Buck Helm & hydration
I'm not sure we can pin Buck Helm's death entirely on lack of drinking water. Kidney failure from rhabdomyolysis is common after crushing injuries, often seen after bombings and earthquakes...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » There's a misconception that urine is sterile when it exits your body. It's not.
October 22, 11:39pm

Re: 90 InReach device limit
Bummer. I had some interesting ideas for other services. But that limit is completely unworkable. I hope they fix it soon. -- Rex

In GEAR » Up-to-date Weather Reports on DeLorme inReach
October 12, 10:19pm

Love my Big Sky DreamSleeper pillow; remember to top off
I love my Big Sky DreamSleeper Deluxe inflatable pillow after 12 nights backpacking: http://bigskyproducts.com/Big-Sky-DreamSleeper-Deluxe-inflatable-pillow.aspx I'm a rotisserie sleeper with...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
October 03, 10:08am

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