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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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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

Re: Re: American Alpine Club
Be sure to read all the AAC rescue assistance and insurance terms and conditions, which they have carefully buried in several linked web pages. Also note that your biggest rescue bill in USA is ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rescue Insurance for Backpackers
January 17, 7:47pm

Re: Re: Rescue Insurance for Backpackers
Roger wrote: However if there was no medical injury (example: lost trail with no heart attack, or broken bones or hypothermia treatment) then the county emergency services will send a bill, and col...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rescue Insurance for Backpackers
January 17, 7:39pm

Re: colder temperature
It doesn't seem that any of the thermometer mentioned in this article cover temperature lower then -20 degree celcius! Two reasons: - Most thermometers suitable for lightweight backpackin...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking With A Thermometer
January 16, 10:46pm

Wash frequently; more ventilation
I don't have much trouble with my glasses fogging while backpacking, but definitely while whitewater rafting. On the river, I wash my glasses frequently with clean(ish) water to clear the fo...

In GEAR » Glasses...
January 15, 10:11pm

GGG weather links
Official NWS forecast for the park: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=37.1869214&lon=-121.5471379 Stats for the nearby automated weather station: http://raws.wrh.noaa.gov/cg...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 12, 11:02am

Rescue Insurance for Backpackers article posted
Rescue Insurance for Backpackers was posted a few days ago. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread for helping me research the article. -- Rex

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How much do rescues cost?
January 10, 9:10pm

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