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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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Great article + more tips
Great article. I learned some new tricks, and have a few more. I've slept hundreds of nights in river corridors on whitewater raft trips. - I liked Table 1 Tent Stake Holding Power. Nice to ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Techniques for River Corridor Camping
October 10, 3:29pm

Re: Emergency Flight Insurance?
Greg, I'm working on a BPL article about rescue insurance. If you find anything, let me know. Article might be published early next year. -- Rex

In Other Activities » Emergency Flight Insurance?
October 10, 11:01am

Motorcycle better than truck/SUV
Getting to the trailhead lighter and more responsibly on a motorcycle seems completely in line with BPL's mission. Much better than a solo backpacker in a Ford Excursion! I like the idea of ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Moto-Backpacking
October 09, 9:57am

Re: Packrafting at GGG VI
No parking allowed now near the bridge at mile 7.1. Next closest legal parking is at Hunting Hollow, or Coyote Park. Also, that bridge might be the last legal takeout above Coyote Reservoir. Bel...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
October 08, 4:42pm

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

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