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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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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

Google Earth track and profile from DeLorme inReach SE
Still exploring what the DeLorme inReach SE can do. Logged into explore.delorme.com, used custom date/time range to select this trip, exported to GPX (not KML), used TextWrangler to collapse eac...

In Post-Trip Reports » Marin County 100 mile loop, April 6-13, 2014
July 06, 10:43pm

Firmware update 2.6.2
Nothing on the DeLorme support web site about what's in 2.6.2, but that's what got installed today (eventually) while trying to sync. https://support.delorme.com/kb/articles/44-inreach-...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 06, 2:39pm

Re: Re: Baked ESBIT?
Or store the ESBIT in baking soda to absorb moisture and odors. Don't re-use the salt or baking soda! Mmmmm ... ESBIT-seasoned salt :-) -- Rex

In GEAR » stored ESBIT "odour"
July 05, 5:36pm

Baked ESBIT?
If I understand correctly: - ESBIT odors will dissipate if the package is left open for 24 hours or longer - But if ESBIT picks up too much moisture, the cubes can crumble, and when burned, t...

In GEAR » stored ESBIT "odour"
July 05, 3:50pm

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