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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: PLB use
if there is any way to tell if your message has been picked up when activated No. PLBs cannot receive a confirmation signal. Is it even worth having a PLB when most of my hiking is pretty muc...

In GEAR » PLB use
April 02, 9:03am

Re: charging
Furthermore there are other devices for charging including the 2 ounce Brunton hydrogen reactor which puts a 10,000mah li ion to shame in terms of efficiency per pound. According to Brunton: &n...

In GEAR » device chargers that use lithium AA's
March 27, 11:23pm

The magic ingredient in Tyelonol PM, and Advil PM, and ...
The magic ingredient in most "help you sleep" non-prescription pills is, you guessed it, diphenhydramine, AKA Benadryl. It makes most people sleepy. Not me. Used to keep me awake all n...

In Multiple Use Gear » Diphenhydramine
March 26, 10:12pm

Backpacking solo - a few thoughts
I've been mostly backpacking solo for over 40 years, and learned a few lessons the hard way. - Hiking with a partner is NOT a solution to all backcountry emergencies. Chances are good your p...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 25, 1:04am

Extending inReach SE battery life
I wrote: I'm planning an 8-day trip without resupply, which is a few days longer than the internal battery on an inReach SE will last. My previous multi-day tests were on a long road trip, ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
March 25, 12:32am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Recharging inReach SE with Energizer PP-3AAMC
Incidentally, it seems as though Best Buy was sold out by the time I got there. I got the same runaround at my local Best Buy, including a claim that the product had been discontinued. Reminded ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
March 21, 12:06am

Re: Re: Recharging inReach SE with Energizer PP-3AAMC
Jim writes: However, running the SE's battery down to zero is probably not good for it. Have you tried recharging normally since the Energizer experiment? The inReach SE never got all the w...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
March 20, 11:01pm

Re: Ultralight Meditation Shelter
Ronny, Good insights. I went down a similar path looking for my last shelter, except I'm 6'2" and wanted to read in the evenings and meditate in the mornings. That pointy peak probl...

In GEAR » Ultralight Meditation Shelter
March 20, 10:44pm

New fire starter: Titanium golf clubs
Titanium clubs can cause golf course fires Titanium alloy golf clubs can cause dangerous wildfires, according to UC Irvine scientists. When a club coated with the lightweight metal is swung and ...

In On the Web » New fire starter: Titanium golf clubs
March 20, 1:09pm

Recharging inReach SE with Energizer PP-3AAMC
I'm planning an 8-day trip without resupply, which is a few days longer than the internal battery on an inReach SE will last. So I bought an Energizer Instant Charger PP-3AAMC, currently on ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
March 19, 9:37am

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