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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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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

Science-based design for the Appalachian Trail
Scientist gets $300,000 grant to study the Appalachian Trail starting in 2015: ... to characterize visitor impacts on vegetation and soils, develop sustainability guidance to minimize impacts, pro...

In On the Web » Science-based design for the Appalachian Trail
July 04, 11:56am

Manfred, Thanks for the info, very useful. And thanks to Martin le Roux for the free service. It costs him a little bit for every message in/out. -- Rex

In GEAR » Up-to-date Weather Reports on DeLorme inReach
July 02, 11:29pm

Yet another potential way to clean water - tiny tubes of human protein
1.5 micrograms of tiny tubes of human serum albumin, cleared over 99.99999% of E. Coli bacteria from one liter of water in 30 minutes: Report in Scientific American http://www.scientificamerica...

In On the Web » Yet another potential way to clean water - tiny tubes of human protein
June 30, 12:33pm

My experiences trying to quiet campsite neighbors
I've spent many nights in campgrounds next to noisy people. Like others, I avoid camping in campgrounds now. Nothing works every time except moving far enough away that you can't hear th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Campsite Rage Cure?
June 27, 9:10pm

Environmental soundness of fuels
For any fuels X or Y, X comes out worse or better than Y if your analysis is limited to a few factors. A full analysis of the ecological or environmental soundness of any fuel might include: ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Still My Favorite Cook Kit
June 26, 10:48pm

Shelf life of Nido
Just bought two large cans of Nestle Nido today from a small local store. The "Best Before" date is January 31, 2015, over 7 months from now. I don't know how long it's been on t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Milkman milk powder cases now available online
June 19, 10:40pm

Short hikes in 3 mm neoprene socks OK
I've done many steep side hikes from rivers, up to three miles long, in 3 mm neoprene socks, worn inside Chaco sandals, or oversized Converse All Stars shoes. Depending on your ratio of pac...

In Packrafting » Wet feet or dry feet?
June 12, 11:17pm

Re: Re: retractable antenna
Keep in mind PLBs are designed to do one thing once. It's a little more complicated than that. The rescueME PLB, like many others, has a test mode, which sends one brief signal. You must ...

In GEAR » Ocean Signals rescueME PLB
June 12, 11:04pm

Wet feet need extra care
I would go with wet feet as long as you can keep them warm. Don't "tolerate" chilled feet for long periods, you can cause long-term damage. Also, if your feet are wet for many hour...

In Packrafting » Wet feet or dry feet?
June 12, 10:43pm

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