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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: Backpacking With A Voice Recorder
Dale, I considered the mic + remote + recorder tucked away, but don't like wires running around to snag or break. Hmm, maybe if I ran them through some plastic tubing ... Safety - yes. I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking With A Voice Recorder
October 22, 11:59pm

Drysuits, wetsuits, and more
Based on my experience with winter/spring whitewater rafting: – Drysuit plus fleece/polypro can be much warmer and more comfortable than a wetsuit. But you need some time to get used to being ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Warmth in True Wetness
October 22, 11:45pm

Re: Re: Backpacking With A Voice Recorder
>Rex, have you always been a note maker? Recording my backpacking experience has changed over time. In the 1970s-1980s, I carried a notebook and camera, and wrote when I got to camp at night....

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking With A Voice Recorder
October 22, 10:12pm

inReach SE rundown test
Took my inReach SE hiking Sunday afternoon fully charged, then left it on the table turned on but not plugged in, to see how long the battery would last. Still attempting to send 10-minute tracking...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
October 22, 12:36am

One more - handheld ground-to-air radios
For whitewater raft trips in the Grand Canyon, NPS recommends (PDF) satellite phones or handheld ground-to-air radio transceivers for emergency communications. With the radio, you raise a passing a...

In Editor's Roundtable » SOTMR: Two-way Satellite Communications for Backpacking: Part 1 - Introduction
October 22, 12:22am

Hash oil explosions might restrict butane purchases
Several butane-fueled hash oil extraction explosions in California recently. The comm...

In On the Web » Hash oil explosions might restrict butane purchases
October 21, 9:44pm

Cans plus wood pelelts
David, Your can experiments are most of the way to MYOG wood gas burners found all over YouTube and elsewhere. You could burn cheap-and-plentiful wood pellets. Wood pellets should pass TSA in...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wax burners
October 21, 9:39am

Coming soon: Tacocopter, Burrito Bomber, Fly-A-Pizza, sushi-by-drone, Domicopter
Soon, you won't need to carry food on your trip, just a smart phone with Internet access. Tacocopter, Flying Robots Deliver Tacos To Your Location. More from HuffPo. They claim to have Lobst...

In GEAR » quadcopter/drones for backpacking (the future is coming)
October 19, 10:43am

What BPL is doing for me
I've been on BPL for barely a year, and it's changing my life in unexpected ways. BPL is helping me me lighten my load, spend more money, and go backpacking more often. I kind of expecte...

In Chaff » BPL Goes Bye Bye
October 16, 2:32pm

Re: Skyline to Sea Help
I've backpacked S2S variations several times and enjoyed the trip. Some tips: - Yes, the start is higher than the end. But S2S still has long hills to climb! - Take mosquito repellent. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Skyline to Sea Help
October 16, 2:03pm

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