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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: Re: Re: Checking food when backpacking
USA commercial airplane luggage compartments are pressurized the same as the passenger cabin, to the equivalent of roughly 8,000 feet elevation. Commercial freeze dried food should be fine. -...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Checking food when backpacking
August 06, 9:43am

Almond butter packets
For convenience and shelf stability, you can find almond butter (and many other nut butters) in small packets: Artisana http://www.artisanafoods.com/squeeze-packs/almond-butter-squeeze-packs/ ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powered Almond Milk
August 02, 12:10am

Re: Re: World's fastest battery packs?
This company's warehouse was burglarized and most of their inventory was stolen. And the marketing spin posted on their web site:Due to extreme demand, Ultrapak Go will be shipped on August ...

In GEAR » World's fastest battery packs?
August 01, 12:50pm

Other ways to make almond milk
Some ideas on other ways to make almond milk while backpacking.Put a good size scoop of almond butter in a quart jar, add vanilla and stevia if you want, and add water. Cap the jar and shake it up ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powered Almond Milk
August 01, 12:22pm

Snow in the Laguna Mountains; El Nino complexities
I encountered snow and ice in the Laguna mountains 2 days from the border, after an April 2 start many years ago. Be careful relying on trail reports from the last three years of extreme drought...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT Southern California - early start
August 01, 11:25am

Some HTML tags supported on BPL
I haven't found a list of HTML tags supported on BPL; this list is from trial and error: <a> hyperlink, with some options. <b> bold <blockquote> block quotes <h1> ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » If you're new to BPL(<6mo), please read this.
August 01, 11:07am

Re: Charging cycles?
http://www.myunu.com/ultrapak-go-battery-pack.html under FAQs:6. How many charging cycles does the Ultrapak have? A: The uNu Ultrapak generally yields 500 charging cycles in its lifetime.More on h...

In GEAR » World's fastest battery packs?
July 31, 8:49am

Re: If you're new to BPL(&lt;6mo), please read this.
To post a clickable link: <a href="http://www.backpackinglight.com">BackpackingLight</a> becomes BackpackingLight No shortcuts available, typos likely, the edit icon i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » If you're new to BPL(<6mo), please read this.
July 30, 9:14pm

Renovo Trio's own test results
Renovo had the Trio tested by a couple of labs, and posted part of the results: http://www.renovowater.com/pages/testing-report Basically, they filtered water from the Jordan River in Utah, and...

In GEAR » Renovo Trio water filter?
July 29, 9:17pm

Depends on your pack, food, beauty, and comfort needs
The HMG Windrider 2400 (40L) pack can carry a Bearikade Expedition bear canister, barely, thanks to the Y-strap on the top:    I used that pack for an unsupported 8-day trip this sp...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 27, 9:45pm

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