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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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July 15 update
Last night, I used the inReach SE to send a message to test@delorme.com, sent a test message to the unit through explore.delorme.com, then left the inReach SE outside overnight (about 8 hours) on o...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 15, 9:02pm

Re: inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
Quick updates: - Got an automatic reply from DeLorme shortly after I submitted the report. Their support is M-F working hours only, so not surprised. - After previous trip, when it worked, I ...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 14, 9:56am

inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
I just submitted this report to DeLorme support. We'll see what happens. -- Rex I took my inReach SE on a day hike in a park I've been too many times before. I'm on Firmware Versi...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 13, 10:11pm

Label longevity
I cover my labels with clear packing tape - they aren't going anywhere. I have several buckets from a 2003 trip that we re-used around the garden for hauling gravel, dirt, plants, and mulch....

In GEAR » Bounce Box
July 13, 11:32am

Link to trailer
Yes, you can link to other stuff: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/wild/ And for the haters, especially the ones who haven't read the book or seen the movie: Enough alre...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 11, 6:00pm

Probably damaged packaging
BPL commenters come through with some good potential causes. Thanks. - Age of tablets: Unknown, but younger than their expiration date. I hope the packaging is good at least that long! - Wate...

In GEAR » Corrosive effects of chlorine dioxide tablets
July 08, 10:38pm

GPS elevations mediocre
Elevations from consumer GPS receivers are not terribly accurate, and sometimes have a lot of noise, which will artificially inflate simple computations of elevation gain and loss. For example, ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Mapper: A new planning tool for hikes in the Sierra Nevada
July 08, 9:00pm

Corrosive effects of chlorine dioxide tablets
On a trip in April, I was dismayed to find a brand-new micro light DOA straight out of the wrapper. When I opened it up, the LED lead wires were badly corroded, and so was the watch cell ba...

In GEAR » Corrosive effects of chlorine dioxide tablets
July 07, 8:41pm

Cross-post: Google Earth track and profile from DeLorme inReach SE
Took a little work, but you can import track points into Google Earth, and get an elevation profile. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_threa...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 07, 12:25am

Gear notes: Windrider, Sidewinder, inReach SE, Moment, Big Sky pillow, Photon light, more
Gear I used and loved (or not) on this trip. Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider pack (now Windrider 2400) Rode well and comfortably, even at 33.5 pounds starting weight, with gear plus 8 days of...

In Post-Trip Reports » Marin County 100 mile loop, April 6-13, 2014
July 07, 12:12am

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