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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 14 pounds. But I'm back on the trails again.
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All Forum Posts by Rex Sanders

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Re: Lithium ion batteries in freezing temperatures
Depends on the battery. Manufacturer's specs: Eneloop AA batteries go to -20° C with 1900 mAh capacity and 1500 recharges. "Eneloop XX" AA batteries go to -20° C with 2550 mAh...

In GEAR » Lithium ion batteries in freezing temperatures
November 27, 9:44am

Worry about electrical shock, too?
Ran across this today: ER doctors warn about 10,000 volt wires in mud runs. Those muddy obstacle course races everyone seems to be doing lately can be dangerous, especially when they involve ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Warmth in True Wetness
November 24, 11:23pm

If I only reported trips that went according to plan ...
... I would have very few stories to tell. I have completed exactly two long backpacking trips on schedule, in 45+ years of off-and-on backpacking. And I still had too much Type 2 fun on one of ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hemingway’s Big Two-Hearted
November 24, 7:41pm

Feeling warm versus actual warm versus ...
We must distinguish between techniques that make you feel warmer or cooler, versus techniques that actually make you warmer or cooler. For example, a couple of shots of whiskey will make you fee...

In Philosophy & Technique » Getting warm, staying warm, & vice versa
November 24, 7:20pm

My simple take
1. Look for multi-use conflicts in your gear. 2. Decide if you can live with them. 3. If not, decide if you can work around them some or all of the time. (e.g. inflate Ziplocs and put in you...

In Multiple Use Gear » The Multi-use bind
November 24, 7:12pm

Thanks! Please send more!
Thanks everyone for your forum posts and PMs, they will improve the article immensely. Please send more stories and pointers. Every little bit helps. For example, Rescue 360 is run by a compa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How much do rescues cost?
November 24, 7:00pm

Re: Re: Back to cell phones and 911 ...
The operator kept asking him for the nearest cross-roads and simply would not accept that there were no roads anywhere nearby. Operator failures are part of the problem in multiple ways. Appare...

In GEAR » Serious problems with cell phone 911 call locations
November 22, 7:53pm

BPL ads and malware?
When I access BPL from some well-protected computers, most or all the ads are blocked by anti-malware software, i.e. the ads could infect my computer. I dug into some of the blocked ads, and ads...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL ads and malware?
November 21, 9:16pm

Electric cooking? - um no
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=80795 -- Rex

In GEAR » Best Type of Stove for Vehicle Storage?
November 21, 8:00pm

Re: Re: DeLorme inReach SE can show your coordinates
So, you have to send a tracking point in order to use it for GPS position? That sounds like the cash meter will be running. Depends on your plan and usage. Cheapest plan includes 10 msgs per mon...

In GEAR » Garmin for the semi-luddite
November 20, 3:03pm

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