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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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Depends on your pack, food, beauty, and comfort needs
The HMG Windrider 2400 (40L) pack can carry a Bearikade Expedition bear canister, barely, thanks to the Y-strap on the top:    I used that pack for an unsupported 8-day trip this sp...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 27, 9:45pm

World's fastest battery packs?
In 15 minutes, these battery packs can store enough power to fully charge a smart phone over a couple of hours. This might be handy for thru-hikers who don't want to spend hours in town char...

In GEAR » World's fastest battery packs?
July 25, 8:53pm

Learned a lot about tent design
Mike, I learned a lot about tent design from your Kickstarter page. Now I understand why my ultralight silnylon tents are saggy every morning - and it's not my fault. I really, really lik...

In Gear Deals » My idea of the ultimate family backpacking tent has just been launched on Kickstarter!
July 23, 11:38pm

Fixomull wound dressing
I think you mean Fixomull wound dressing: http://cutimed.com/products/fixomull-transparent-stretch/, a kind of transparent, waterproof, breathable wound dressing. Many brands are available, inc...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Updated Foot-Care Kit
July 23, 10:35pm

No Export button for MapShare
The DeLorme Mapshare site does not have the "Export" button that the Explore web site for device owners has: So unless there is a hidden export feature for the Mapshare site,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » inReach ?
July 23, 10:21pm

Lies, damn lies, and ...
Paul, You found some good statistics, thanks. The original HCN article was lots of anecdotes and poorly chosen statistics. The author should have done at least as much work as you did, and a lit...

In On the Web » Death of backpacking?
July 23, 12:53am

Prevention; kinesio tape dual use?
I get blisters so rarely, that I don't carry anything special to treat them. By reading Fixing Your Feet, and other classics, I figured out how to prevent blisters under most conditions, though...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Updated Foot-Care Kit
July 22, 10:22pm

Death of Backpacking: maybe not
I'll believe backpacking is dying when permits are no longer limited for popular trips. Some of the statistics cited in the article are misleading at best: "a well-known trend" ...

In On the Web » Death of backpacking?
July 22, 10:04pm

More foam pads
If you like your Z-Lite, but want a pad that rolls up, try the Therm-A-Rest RidgeRest Solite. Small size is 9 ounces at 48 inches, you could drop a couple ounces with some trimming. http://www.cas...

In GEAR » Suggest a foam pad!
July 22, 12:11am

Update July 18 - back on the air
I have a new inReach SE that works, and the old one is heading back to DeLorme for diagnosis. Thank you to Chip Noble and others at DeLorme for exceptional customer service. Lesson: If the re...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 18, 7:46pm

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