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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: Thanks!
I needed that info for a synthetic winter bag. Sweat collects(condenses on the shell in copious amounts, leaving an "odour" later. If the sweat condenses inside the outer shell fabric,...

In GEAR » Mirazyme works great on sleeping bags!
April 20, 11:49am

Mirazyme works great on sleeping bags!
My favorite WM Megalite sleeping bag was smelling very funky after the last trip. Opened it up and draped it on some patio chairs outside, sprayed diluted McNett Mirazyme on the inside (follow t...

In GEAR » Mirazyme works great on sleeping bags!
April 19, 2:56pm

Re: PIF for Rex
Brian, Thanks for the offer, but I have a couple titanium sporks in my collection. Didn't care for them. I've taken an REI Campware Long Spoon (bought when I was eating out of freeze-...

In GEAR » Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
April 19, 2:19pm

Re: They don't break.
All my 1980-vintage lexan spoons, stamped PERMAWARE, are still going strong. Mine was about 10 years old, and stamped PERMAWARE. So it goes. -- Rex

In GEAR » Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
April 18, 7:51pm

Re: speak of the devil
Stienstra's blog post is for April 28 - of last year! -- Rex

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Highway 108 open for the season!
April 18, 5:49pm

Re: Re: Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
I had already cut an inch off the handle! I think there is a weight-functionality tradeoff here: - With half a spoon, I take twice as long to eat dinner. Dinner gets cold, so I don't eat ...

In GEAR » Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
April 18, 4:29pm

Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
Surprise on night 3 of a 7 night trip when I opened the cook kit and found half a spoon. I have no idea how this happened. Ate dinner with half a spoon, being very careful of the razor-sharp...

In GEAR » Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
April 18, 4:12pm

That's "100% Grated", not ...
The name is accurate, 100% of the contents are grated :-) In my experience, Kraft or knockoffs will last weeks to months in vacuum-sealed pouches, if packed in very clean conditions. For a re...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Large Size Parmesan Paketsand/or Parmesan Resupply "Handling"
April 17, 5:49pm

Re: Re: Big Sky inflatable pillow
Used the Big Sky pillow on a recent seven night trip. On the last night, I had a "well, duh!" moment that made a big difference. Old procedure: Set up camp, inflate pillow, make dinner...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question for fellow side sleepers
April 15, 11:34pm

3...2...1?
Started out at #3, mostly #2 after a couple of years, edging toward #1 now. People change. -- Rex

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
April 15, 12:07am

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