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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: 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

Re: PLB/Satellite phone/SPOT new technologies?
Is there any new technology, technology tweaks, or improved products that may roll out in the near horizon on the PLB, SPOT, satellite phone market that anyone's heard rumor about? No new sa...

In GEAR » PLB/Satellite phone/SPOT new technologies?
January 20, 10:12pm

Re: Waiting to see
Specs from the makers: EE 30F Enigma quilt: 2 inches loft (one layer), 14-21.5 oz depending on size and fill WM 35F Caribou sleeping bag: 3.5 inches loft (1.75 inches per layer), 20-23 oz ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's warmer for the weight: quilts, bags?
January 19, 10:30pm

Calif: Charging other counties for SAR
California Government Code http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=26001-27000&file=26600-26616 26614.5. The county or city and county of residence of a pers...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rescue Insurance for Backpackers
January 18, 9:44pm

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