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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: 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

70 people keeping warm around two propane fire pits
That's 35 people per pit; standing in a circle shoulder-to-shoulder at 18 inches (hah!), means everyone is about 8.4 feet from the fire pit. Not much warmth. Or, we could huddle like penguin...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 22, 9:51am

More water sources at GGG
Last spring Coe Park installed two large water tanks very close to the GGG camp sites. One tank is about 0.7 mile before you get to the camp sites; the other is right in the middle of the group ca...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 21, 11:49pm

Re: GGG Night Time Temps?
The automated weather station referenced above is one ridge over, at the same elevation, 0.75 miles as the crow flies, from the GGG camp sites: For the past week, lows have been 44° F to 52° F, ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 21, 11:34pm

Review on "Field & Stream"
Pretty good review of the DeLorme inReach SE on "Field & Stream" http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/flytalk/2014/01/gear-review-delorme-inreach-se-2-way-satellite-communicator-gps ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
January 21, 12:09am

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