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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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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

Power Felt will feel cooler
Power Felt (or any thermoelectric device), generates electricity from the transmission of heat from one side to the other. So you might want Power Felt in a shirt or pants you wear while hiking ...

In GEAR » Forget PV panels - Now there's "POWER FELT"
June 12, 10:28pm

Nido is much cheaper, too
Milkman - $2 to $3 per quart at milkmanmilk.com or REI (currently out of stock). 3.52 pound can of Nestle Nido, which makes 13.3 quarts, is $19.15 at my local Mexican grocery, and $13.88 at Walm...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Milkman milk powder cases now available online
June 11, 8:12pm

Re: Stretching
Jennifer, Thanks for your post. Certainly seems like stretching before exercise has limited benefit. Warming up helps, but you can do that by taking it easy for a little while at the beginning. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Training for Backpacking
June 10, 11:09pm

Sit pad
What's your solution to comfortable sitting on flat ground, sans chair, sans rock, sans log? I take a cut-down chunk of an old Therm-A-Rest Z-lite pad, which also goes under my feet at night...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
June 04, 12:08am

Easier REI link
A little URL chopping can go a long way on many sites, including REI: http://www.rei.com/product/873163/ -- Rex

In Gear Deals » 1.1 oz headlamp - $6.73 rei outlet
June 02, 11:52pm

Recent studies on permethrin effectiveness against ticks
Repellent Clothing Protects You From Ticks, Wired.com: http://www.wired.com/2014/05/repellent-clothing-protects-you-from-ticks/ The whole article is worth reading, including the creepy diagram ...

In On the Web » Recent studies on permethrin effectiveness against ticks
May 24, 10:00am

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