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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 14 pounds. But I'm back on the trails again.
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Researchers find natural DEET alternatives
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/353642/description/Some_grape-scented_compounds_repel_mosquitoes "A newly discovered batch of safe bug repellents works just as well as DEET, scie...

In On the Web » Researchers find natural DEET alternatives
October 02, 5:55pm

Re: Yellowbrick Review
Richard, Great review, thanks for spending the $$$ for the battery run down tests! The most outstanding feature of the Yellowbrick is incredible battery life. Another Yellowbrick review, revi...

In Editor's Roundtable » SOTMR: Two-way Satellite Communications for Backpacking: Part 3: Satellite Texting
October 01, 8:34pm

Re: good digital thermometer
+1 on the Acurite. Also see these recent BPL threads: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=73381 http://www.backpackinglight....

In GEAR » Recomendations for a good digital thermomter
October 01, 7:34pm

BTW: Thuraya SatSleeve update
Thuraya updated the SatSleeve last month: http://www.thuraya.com/content/thuraya-unveils-new-satsleeve Added features: access to email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and WhatsApp among others. ...

In GEAR » SATcase
October 01, 7:02pm

Re: SATcase
Could be interesting - Iridium + PLB + 121.5 MHz + ..., tracking (unspecified method), waterproof (IP67), floats. Unlikely to work as described with any iPhone, looks like they hijack Android ph...

In GEAR » SATcase
September 30, 11:53pm

CPAI-84
Michael wrote: "The one constraint that keeps us from pulling the trigger is CPAI-84, which is a standard required in several states relating to the fire resistance of the fabrics." I...

In GEAR » New Down Quilt from Sierra Designs with built in hood and hand pockets
September 30, 9:44am

SSL certificate fixed
The BPL SSL certificate was fixed on September 15, expires October 16, 2014. -- Rex

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ssl certificate not valid
September 29, 11:30pm

Alternative prevention
One of my favorite methods for preventing tick bites and Lyme disease: http://sci.tech-archive.net/Archive/sci.med.diseases.lyme/2006-03/msg00632.html Every time I've been bitten by a tic...

In GEAR » Gear to protect against THE most deadly backcountry beastie...
September 19, 10:19pm

Re: Interesting water purification technology
Buy a bag through this link on their web site, they give one to a family in Malawi: http://puralytics.com/html/projectsGSMMalawi.php My favorite 2+ liter Platypus bottle weighs 1.3 oz. The Pu...

In GEAR » Interesting water purification technology
September 19, 10:08pm

Re: heat
Not sure white stays that much cooler. Quoting myself from a thread on thermometers: "Also kinda scary seeing how hot it gets inside HMG Windrider white cuben fiber backpack on sunny days. ...

In GEAR » HMG Porter in black.
September 19, 9:22am

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