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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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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

Re: Re: Up-to-date Weather Reports on DeLorme inReach
Of course, I was trying to use the free Wx2InReach service over the last few days while backpacking in the Santa Cruz (Calif) mountains, and the first significant rain in about 5 months came throug...

In GEAR » Up-to-date Weather Reports on DeLorme inReach
September 19, 11:01pm

More HMG Windrider 2400 trimming
Just removed the internal hydration pocket, the triangular flaps, and two shoulder strap clips that (used to) hold my wrist loops; I'm sewing the wrist loops to the pack instead. Saved anoth...

In GEAR » HMG Southwest 3400 weight-saving customizations
September 13, 3:54pm

Re: Why walking helps us think.
I thought I was strange because ideas come pouring out when I walk. That's why I carry a voice recorder to capture ideas. One critical point left out of the original article: Walking alone l...

In On the Web » Why walking helps us think.
September 13, 3:24pm

+1 SAK Classic
+1 on the SAK Classic. I've carried many kinds of knives over the years, but I've stuck with the Classic for backpacking. Just big enough to do the essentials – mostly opening ornery f...

In GEAR » Knife or multi-tool
September 04, 12:20am

Great trip!
Manfred, Great trip, and you have two great grown sons. Seems the InRreach Explorer was quite useful on this trip for tent replacement and the mid-trip flight. Any other comments on it? ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Traversing the Brooks Range – A Father-Son-Son Adventure
August 29, 12:30am

REI web site hides bad products
Note: I don't know if REI deliberately hides bad products, but their web site policies have that effect. I need a new day pack. I found the REI Flash 22 pack on sale for $34.59, and at first...

In GEAR » REI web site hides bad products
August 24, 10:37am

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