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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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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

Good review of inReach SE on TrailGroove
4 out of 5 stars. Lots of pictures and screen shots: http://www.trailgroove.com/issue10.html?autoflip=49 Interesting comments at the end about feeling "Too Connected". -- Rex

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
September 19, 9:12am

PLB "tests" quite different from emergency activations
You can learn a lot more about how PLBs operate here: http://www.sarsat.noaa.gov/ I'll wait here while you go read ... ... Done already? Here's a quick summary: - PLB tests or &qu...

In GEAR » Experiences with satellite phones?
September 09, 11:21pm

It Depends
I cannot stay upright on cross-country skis to save my life. I spend more time flailing in the snow trying to get up again, than I do traveling. And yes, I've tried the fattest cross-country sk...

In GEAR » Which takes less energy for cross country: skis or snowshoes?
September 09, 10:58pm

Re: Re: inReach F/W vers: 2.2.3322124
Update Release Notes posted: http://support.delorme.com/questions.php?questionid=236 Mostly boilerplate plus: "Various stability improvements" Also got an email notice from DeLorme...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
September 09, 5:08pm

Cotter pin - part 2
Cotter pin also was in the original kit to help re-thread drawstrings that had slipped out of continuous fabric channels. Examples: the drawstring around the top of a sleeping bag, stuff sack, o...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
September 05, 11:05pm

No worries on domain name expiring soon
Current registration expires over five years from now: Domain Name: BACKPACKINGLIGHT.COM Updated Date: 03-jul-2012 Creation Date: 16-nov-2000 Expiration Date: 16-nov-2018 And j...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ssl certificate not valid
September 04, 11:24pm

Seriously ... SSL certificate not valid
BPL's SSL certificate has expired, and your browser might be warning you about this problem. Short version: Tell your browser to trust BPL's expired SSL certificate, but don't do tha...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ssl certificate not valid
September 01, 10:55pm

Worms protect from Giardia, and vice-versa
Don't want to get Giardia? Infect yourself with hookworms instead! The ultimate in lightweight protection from nasties in the water – leave the filter/chemicals/boiling behind! ".....

In On the Web » Worms protect from Giardia, and vice-versa
August 27, 10:34pm

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