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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: Maps
+1 on the Raven map of California. Good for dreaming, not detailed enough for backpack trip planning. Decades ago I covered the walls of my bedroom with good old fashioned USGS 1:250,000 topo ma...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Great Poster Map of Sierra Nevada - A Recomendation
February 10, 11:53pm

Trash bags
Trash bags are lighter and cheaper than most cheap ponchos. For a step up in longevity use trash compactor bags. Both are multi-use if you don't get any rain. For a step up in your longevity...

In GEAR » Best of the Cheap Ponchos? Polycryo Poncho Yet?
February 10, 11:39pm

Acurite vs weather station at GGG
Got to compare my Acurite Digital Window Thermometer laying on a Pelican Box just outside my tent, to an official weather station 3/4 mile away at the same elevation, one ridge over: RAWS Cordoza R...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking With A Thermometer
February 09, 11:26pm

5 gallon bucket - many other BPL uses
You probably don't want to backpack with a 5 gallon bucket, which weighs 785 to 1157 grams (1.73 to 2.55 pounds). But they have many other BPL uses at home and elsewhere: Failure testing MYO...

In Philosophy & Technique » The 5 gallon bucket gear filter
February 08, 12:14pm

Another headlamp review: The Wirecutter picks BD Spot
This update today to The Wirecutter's headlamp review: relies heavily on the Outdoor Gear Lab reviews, and does some real world testing of thei...

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
February 02, 8:52pm

Re: Outdoor Herbivore
When Outdoor Herbivore dinners are good, they are very, very good. But they seem to have quality control issues. Several reviewers complain about meals not cooking completely despite following t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outdoor Herbivore
January 31, 10:44pm

Re: headlamp reviews
until Zebra fans insisted on a recent thread that one AA battery lasts longer than two AAAs. Despite no milliamp ratings on the Eveready lithium Ultimate cells Energizer L91 Ultimate Lithium AA ...

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 31, 12:02am

Point Reyes National Seashore
You can easily do a 4 night trip in Point Reyes National Seashore, on the coast north of San Francisco, and get there from SFO by transit. Not arid, but great views from many locations. Assigned...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Southwest in mid-March: looking for suggestions
January 30, 11:37pm

Re: Henry Coe State Park
Never heard of Henry W. Coe, but it looks reasonably easy to get to, maybe hitchable from SF for a persistent hitcher. Henry Coe State Park: Official and Unofficial-but-more-useful web sites. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Southwest in mid-March: looking for suggestions
January 30, 11:23pm

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

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