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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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Permethrin longevity
No significant difference found in effectiveness and longevity between do-it-yourself treated clothing, and clothing treated at the factory. Both last about a year, regardless of number of washings...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 15, 11:55pm

WFR/WFA information sources
Paper books available from the NOLS store: http://store.nols.edu/Store/pc/Wilderness-Medicine-c10.htm same as what they use to teach the courses. Also, you can find the classic "Medicine ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Class suggestion for wilderness medic training?
July 15, 11:48pm

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

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