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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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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

Re: Re: Thuraya SatSleeve?
"Despite using Bluetooth for pairing, and having a flexible multi-piece design, Thuraya has not released an Android version. Android phones are outselling iPhones in most of the world. Maybe t...

In GEAR » best two way sat communicator?
August 26, 10:42am

Get a helmet designed for whitewater
While some helmet is better than no helmet, best for whitewater is a helmet designed for whitewater. Some important features of whitewater helmets that might not be found on other types: – ...

In Packrafting » Whitewater helmets
August 26, 10:26am

More observations of DeLorme inReach SE performance
Took my inReach SE on a day hike through Big Basin Redwoods State Park in California today. For those who know the park: Gazos Creek Road, Sunset Trail, Berry Creek Falls Trail, Skyline-to-the-Sea ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
August 25, 11:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: large flat esbit block
"I think I've seen it said by Eric B. that he can get a second 2 cup boil out of his remaining esbit, is that correct?" Ahh, the holy grail of two 2-cup boils from one 14 gram Esbi...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 22 Gram Esbit Kit
August 24, 10:28pm

Re: cook/no cook weight difference
You might want to take extra salt, too. You might be losing lots of salt through sweat on backpacking trips, and the high-sodium FD dinners might be making up for that. Salty snacks, table salt,...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » cook/no cook weight difference
August 24, 10:05pm

Two inReach SE tracking settings removed
One of the inReach SE firmware updates silently removed two "Tracking" settings: Stationary Interval - The amount of time between each send of a track point while stationary. Statio...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
August 23, 1:42pm

Even more tick borne diseases
Powassan virus - "Powassan viruses can be transmitted within 15 minutes of a bite. The mortality rate from Powassan infection is 10-15 percent, and survivors ... frequently have longterm neuro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » more tick borne diseases
August 23, 12:33pm

Re: Thuraya SatSleeve?
"What about the Thuraya SatSleeve? It is an adapter you plug your smartphone into to turn it into a sat phone." The SatSleeve is a good idea, strangely implemented. The SatSleeve is...

In GEAR » best two way sat communicator?
August 23, 12:27am

Re: Water purification gel
Here's the full journal article. The abstract had this interesting definition of "highly reusable": "They were highly reusable as there was no significant difference in the...

In On the Web » Water purification gel
August 22, 11:35pm

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