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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: DeLorme inReach SE: Tracks Well on a Pack Strap?
My inReach SE tracks just fine on a pack strap, or vertical in an upper side pack pocket, or lying sideways in a top pack pocket. It even tracks when the pack is in the back of my truck at a ran...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE: Tracks Well on a Pack Strap?
January 11, 12:47am

Kraftwerk fuel cell details
Off the top of my head, might be competitive with AA Lithium batteries on energy/weight ratio, if you need to carry that much energy for recharges. More tech details on the Kickstarter page, the...

In GEAR » A new charging solution
January 11, 12:41am

Cache Creek?
I've done a few day hikes near Cache Creek, and always wondered about backpacking there: There's a patchwork of public lands adjac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need Ideas for 30 - 50 mile winter hike around central valley of California
January 11, 12:09am

Re: Ticks at Wildcat, Point Reyes?
Last spring I camped at both Wildcat and Sky; no ticks seen, or found on my body. I had also soaked all exterior clothing in permethrin just before the trip - shoes, socks, shorts, wind pants, t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ticks at Wilcat, Point Reyes?
December 31, 7:42pm

Re: PCT section hike - Idyllwild to Walker Pass
I love seeing where each photo or story took place as I'm reading. Some people are "geographically oriented", so this form works quite well for me. Good writing, descriptions, and ...

In Post-Trip Reports » PCT section hike - Idyllwild to Walker Pass
December 31, 2:46pm

Water vapor released per 2 cups water boiled?
Taking this thread to the next level: How much water vapor will be released from bringing 2 cups of water to boil? Now we see a lot more complexity: - Some fuels are more efficient than ...

In Philosophy & Technique » h2o fuel release
December 21, 11:26am

When backpacking, it pays to be small
After observing smaller healthy Outward Bound students having less trouble carrying a backpack than larger healthy students, i.e. the old "25% of your body weight" rule is wrong, a physic...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 04, 11:51pm

Re: Grand Canyon North to South rim
Looks like a great trip. Sleeping cold like you described often is caused by a wimpy sleeping pad. I didn't sleep warm until a major upgrade in that department. How did you shuttle betwee...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon North to South rim
November 26, 10:11pm

Grand Canyon river guide books used to go that high
13 years ago the standard Grand Canyon river guidebooks rated major rapids at a variety of flows, some pretty high. My books are buried in the basement or I'd confirm. I've talked to gui...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon High-Flow Release of Colorado River
November 09, 8:17pm

Small numbers and other problems
+1 on Greg's comment: The numbers for both mice and humans are way too small to make sweeping generalizations. And somehow the researchers adjusted for "age, sex, race, educational leve...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » A reason to prefer UV over filters in North America?
November 08, 5:41pm

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