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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: Outdoor Herbivore
When Outdoor Herbivore dinners are good, they are very, very good. But they seem to have quality control issues. Several reviewers complain about meals not cooking completely despite following t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outdoor Herbivore
January 31, 10:44pm

Re: headlamp reviews
until Zebra fans insisted on a recent thread that one AA battery lasts longer than two AAAs. Despite no milliamp ratings on the Eveready lithium Ultimate cells Energizer L91 Ultimate Lithium AA ...

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 31, 12:02am

Point Reyes National Seashore
You can easily do a 4 night trip in Point Reyes National Seashore, on the coast north of San Francisco, and get there from SFO by transit. Not arid, but great views from many locations. Assigned...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Southwest in mid-March: looking for suggestions
January 30, 11:37pm

Re: Henry Coe State Park
Never heard of Henry W. Coe, but it looks reasonably easy to get to, maybe hitchable from SF for a persistent hitcher. Henry Coe State Park: Official and Unofficial-but-more-useful web sites. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Southwest in mid-March: looking for suggestions
January 30, 11:23pm

Re: Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
Thanks Rex. Is that you from GGG? :) Yep, that's me. I considered wearing my PFD at GGG so people would recognize me, but I was already Backpacking Heavy® for other reasons. -- Rex

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 30, 9:15am

Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
Outdoor Gear Lab has an excellent review of over 37 headlamps here: http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Headlamp-Reviews They also have an excellent article on "Why Headlamp Claims Are Deceptive...

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 29, 11:38pm

Re: Big Sky inflatable pillow
Tried the Big Sky inflatable pillow with cover at GGG. Worked pretty well, though I'd be happier if it was about 1 inch thicker for side sleeping with big shoulders. Undecided on the cover, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question for fellow side sleepers
January 29, 10:18pm

Re: AA Wall Charger for a Thru-Hike
Energizer Compact Charger CHDC8: 4.0 oz (112 grams), 4 hour charge time for batteries 2100-2500 mAh, more specs here: http://data.energizer.com/PDFs/chdc8.pdf However, read the instructions c...

In GEAR » AA Wall Charger for a Thru-Hike
January 26, 7:00pm

Re: GGG - Topo Map
http://www.coeparkfund.org/content/weather.html -- Rex

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 22, 8:23pm

Re: Closures
Some parks in California (like Mt Diablo) will shut down completely during extreme fire danger. Parts of the PCT are still closed from recent fires (e.g. near Mt San Jacinto). Best to check w...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
January 22, 8:19pm

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