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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: Re: retractable antenna
Keep in mind PLBs are designed to do one thing once. It's a little more complicated than that. The rescueME PLB, like many others, has a test mode, which sends one brief signal. You must ...

In GEAR » Ocean Signals rescueME PLB
June 12, 11:04pm

Wet feet need extra care
I would go with wet feet as long as you can keep them warm. Don't "tolerate" chilled feet for long periods, you can cause long-term damage. Also, if your feet are wet for many hour...

In Packrafting » Wet feet or dry feet?
June 12, 10:43pm

Power Felt will feel cooler
Power Felt (or any thermoelectric device), generates electricity from the transmission of heat from one side to the other. So you might want Power Felt in a shirt or pants you wear while hiking ...

In GEAR » Forget PV panels - Now there's "POWER FELT"
June 12, 10:28pm

Nido is much cheaper, too
Milkman - $2 to $3 per quart at or REI (currently out of stock). 3.52 pound can of Nestle Nido, which makes 13.3 quarts, is $19.15 at my local Mexican grocery, and $13.88 at Walm...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Milkman milk powder cases now available online
June 11, 8:12pm

Re: Stretching
Jennifer, Thanks for your post. Certainly seems like stretching before exercise has limited benefit. Warming up helps, but you can do that by taking it easy for a little while at the beginning. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Training for Backpacking
June 10, 11:09pm

Sit pad
What's your solution to comfortable sitting on flat ground, sans chair, sans rock, sans log? I take a cut-down chunk of an old Therm-A-Rest Z-lite pad, which also goes under my feet at night...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
June 04, 12:08am

Easier REI link
A little URL chopping can go a long way on many sites, including REI: -- Rex

In Gear Deals » 1.1 oz headlamp - $6.73 rei outlet
June 02, 11:52pm

Recent studies on permethrin effectiveness against ticks
Repellent Clothing Protects You From Ticks, The whole article is worth reading, including the creepy diagram ...

In On the Web » Recent studies on permethrin effectiveness against ticks
May 24, 10:00am

Great Basin NP can be full
Last July, we car camped for two nights in Great Basin National Park. We arrived on a Tuesday afternoon, expecting to have our pick of campsites, since that was our experience almost 20 years earli...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Great Basin National Park? Or just head to the high desert....
May 15, 11:50am

Re: Cerberus Messager
I would not rent the Briartek Cerberlink again: You can rent the Yellowbrick 3: http:/...

In GEAR » rental for 2-way backcountry communication
May 14, 8:55am

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