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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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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

Hands on WFR incredibly valuable
I've taken more WFR and WFR recert courses than I can remember, from NOLS and non-NOLS providers. The hands-on part is the most valuable part of a WFR course. I know from experience, that...

In Other Activities » Wilderness First Responder Training Question
March 18, 8:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Syncing - Rex
Doug, Right you are. I was trying too hard, just removing the file enables future syncs to go smoothly. Grumble. -- Rex

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
March 16, 8:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Syncing
Error launching inReach Sync: Unrecognized element: userSettings (/Users/6wayxing/.local/share/inReach Sync.exe_Url_50c81f98e9eb1a9c52a83b1d3d25f899835f665e/user.config line 6) I recalled Jim&#...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
March 16, 8:26pm

Whitewater scales
To paraphrase the famous George Box quote: Essentially, all whitewater scales are wrong, but some are useful. I've found the AWA International Scale of River Difficulty from I-VI to be a ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Learning to Packraft: Ten First Steps for Backcountry Travelers
March 14, 6:35pm

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