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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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Baking soda
Shake the water out, dump a tablespoon or so of baking soda inside, put the cap back on, shake it all around, throw it in the gear box. Never had any problems in 30+ years. Works on all kinds of wa...

In GEAR » Do you dry the interior of your Platypus? How?
April 04, 5:10pm

Re: New Firmware for the SE with New Features
Reminder: DeLorme inReach SE firmware updates will reset some of your settings. Check after update. In my case, Time Zone reset to Eastern, Bluetooth reset to On, Display Timer reset to 30 secon...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
April 03, 12:04am

Re: AlpenLITE Superlight packs
Alpenlite re-branded itself as AlpenLITE and introduced its Superlight Pack Series models that ranged in weight from 10 oz to 24 oz My all-time favorite pack was the 24 oz AlpenLITE pack. Just b...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 02, 9:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Hanging on the face of a cliff with one arm busted up
PLB, SPOT and InReach will all get an SOS signal out from under canopy, but they might not be able to get a GPS fix - so the SOS message might not have coordinates with it. Except the Air Force ...

In GEAR » PLB use
April 02, 9:00pm

Compare to Tarptent Double Rainbow?
Will, Why did you choose the Tarptent Scarp 2 instead of the Double Rainbow for comparison to the REI Dash 2? The Double Rainbow is much closer in specifications. And you reviewed the Double Rai...

In Editor's Roundtable » REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review
April 02, 9:36am

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

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