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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: Re: Re: SE v 2.4 = good!
Besides the firmware updates, does the hardware look to be pretty durable? I mean, will this survive a three-foot drop test? Or, would I need to carry it in a bag of bubble pack? ... How do you fee...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
January 05, 6:53pm

Re: SE v 2.4 = good!
Finally updated to 2.4. Some stuff I noticed: Good: - Update worked first time, no problems - New feature - Location (previously mentioned) - New feature - Settings > Messages > R...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
January 05, 12:26pm

You won't melt
My high school track coach, after listening to a bunch of kids raised in Southern California complain about running in the rain: What? Are you made of sugar? You won't melt! Get out there an...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
January 04, 8:35pm

Wind + Solar!
MiniWiz Biscuit, just a prototype. -- Rex

In GEAR » Alternative electronic gadget chargers
January 03, 9:55pm

Lots of charging options
You might find this thread entertaining, and maybe useful (scroll down): http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=78783 iPad mini ~1...

In GEAR » Battery Recharging Solutions
January 03, 9:16pm

TD Sidewinder Ti-Tri, DeLorme inReach SE, HMG Windrider, Writing for BPL
Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri This stove makes cooking with Esbit far easier and more reliable. It Just Works, even when the wind is pushing flames several inches through the vents. Amazing. ...

In GEAR » 2013 Reader Picks
January 01, 12:07pm

Catalina Island?
Catalina climate is above 40 F in February, and I've read reports of good weekend backpacking trips there. http://weatherspark.com/averages/29690/Avalon-Santa-Catalina-Island-California-Unit...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hiking in Southern California in February... difficulty: must be warm
December 29, 8:30am

Re: Sleeping with mice
One night I was sleeping under a tarp in a well-abused camp site in Idaho. Mice running over my face looking for scraps of food woke me up several times before I figured out what was going on. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 29, 8:24am

Ticks bad, protection good
Tick got into my tarp shelter one night and bit me in the chest as I slept. Woke up and scratched it off before I was awake enough to think it through. About 30 hours later I had to cut the trip s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 27, 10:36pm

Brief review of inReach SE on backpacker.com
http://www.backpacker.com/fall-gear-guide-2013-gear-review-delorme-inreach-se-two-way-messenger/gear/17966 Nothing new except: We also posted dozens of social media messages; Facebook and Twi...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
December 23, 9:39am

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