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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: civilized link
By the way, how do you post a civilized link in these messages? The old-fashioned way ... <a href="http://www.backpackinglight.com">BackpackingLight</a> becomes Backpa...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 13, 8:27am

Re: Re: Unpredictable battery life, or unreliable battery life indicator?
Once you got into the normal usage pattern for a few days, the battery drain was more consistent, so the percentage scale should have dropped more consistently. I don't think that is a prob...

In GEAR » Eight days backpacking with a DeLorme inReach SE
May 12, 10:42pm

No oral antibiotics in FA kit
I reserve antibiotics for very serious health situations where I know they will help. Since I have no way to know if Antibiotic X will treat Malady Y that I experience in the back country, I don...

In GEAR » First aid kit contents
May 12, 8:50pm

Re: Car Keys?
Do you carry your car keys with you on the trail, or you do hide them at the car? Both. One car key goes with me, tucked into a cuben-fiber wallet with ID, insurance card, credit card, permits, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Car Keys?
May 12, 8:22pm

Unpredictable battery life, or unreliable battery life indicator?
If you look at my day-by-day battery life in the original post, you'll see some days that used over 20% of battery life, and some that used barely 10%, on very similar days. At the end of the f...

In GEAR » Eight days backpacking with a DeLorme inReach SE
May 12, 10:55am

Re: DeLorme inReach S
Gary, These BPL articles and discussions might be useful for your meet-up: Two-way Satellite Communications for Backpacking: Part 1 - Introduction Two-way Satellite Communications for Backpack...

In GEAR » Eight days backpacking with a DeLorme inReach SE
May 12, 10:45am

Re: Re: Eight days backpacking with a DeLorme inReach SE
Sorry, let me try again: The battery life gauge read 7% at the end of the trip. 5% of the battery life was used that day. I'll edit to clear the confusion. -- Rex

In GEAR » Eight days backpacking with a DeLorme inReach SE
May 11, 11:42pm

Eight days backpacking with a DeLorme inReach SE
I was worried about DeLorme inReach SE battery life for an 8-day trip with no resupply. Those worries were justified, but the story was more complicated than that. Short version: I can get ab...

In GEAR » Eight days backpacking with a DeLorme inReach SE
May 11, 11:37pm

Boom boxes and groovers
"an ammo can improvised as a toilet." - The first boom box? Whitewater rafters have used ammo cans as toilets for many decades. Surplus 20 mm ammo cans or "rocket boxes" are ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Irrational Solo Fear
May 09, 10:50pm

Simple paper water filter under development
http://www.wired.com/2014/05/smart-solution-a-book-whose-pages-filter-dirty-water/ Researchers have developed paper filters soaked in silver nano particles that can kill over 99.9% of bacteria i...

In On the Web » Simple paper water filter under development
May 09, 11:18am

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