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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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HMG Windrider 2400 trimming
I removed the following items from an HMG Windrider 2400: - Chest strap (tossed immediately, didn't weigh) - Lower side compression straps (across the pocket) - Roll top side straps (clip th...

In GEAR » HMG Southwest 3400 weight-saving customizations
August 17, 1:21pm

How to cache water in a forest?
Due to severe drought in California, many water sources I've used in previous years have dried up. So I'm thinking about caching water in forests before a trip, because some segments mig...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
August 15, 1:51pm

re: Replacement inReach SE
Much too long of a thread here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=93228 Short version: it stopped sending/receiving any kind of...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
August 09, 2:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Fees on DeLorme Invoice Declining!
Got the same 50 cent test message charge this month. Customer support couldn't explain, removed charge as a "courtesy". Maybe a coincidence, test message happened the same day I ac...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
August 09, 10:12am

Datrex protein; alternatives
If you eat one 2400 calorie/17 ounce Datrex package per day, you would get roughly 36 grams of protein, with 141 calories per ounce. You could supplement with a high-protein food and a multi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tiny dense calorie brick
August 08, 4:55pm

Re: Thunder: How close is too close?
See this thread: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=88079 Best advice is in NOLS Backcountry Lightning Safety Guidelines (PDF). ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 08, 4:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Checking food when backpacking
USA commercial airplane luggage compartments are pressurized the same as the passenger cabin, to the equivalent of roughly 8,000 feet elevation. Commercial freeze dried food should be fine. -...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Checking food when backpacking
August 06, 9:43am

Almond butter packets
For convenience and shelf stability, you can find almond butter (and many other nut butters) in small packets: Artisana http://www.artisanafoods.com/squeeze-packs/almond-butter-squeeze-packs/ ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powered Almond Milk
August 02, 12:10am

Re: Re: World's fastest battery packs?
This company's warehouse was burglarized and most of their inventory was stolen. And the marketing spin posted on their web site:Due to extreme demand, Ultrapak Go will be shipped on August ...

In GEAR » World's fastest battery packs?
August 01, 12:50pm

Other ways to make almond milk
Some ideas on other ways to make almond milk while backpacking.Put a good size scoop of almond butter in a quart jar, add vanilla and stevia if you want, and add water. Cap the jar and shake it up ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powered Almond Milk
August 01, 12:22pm

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