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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 14 pounds. But I'm back on the trails again.
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Re: Re: Rescue Insurance for Backpackers
Roger wrote: However if there was no medical injury (example: lost trail with no heart attack, or broken bones or hypothermia treatment) then the county emergency services will send a bill, and col...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rescue Insurance for Backpackers
January 17, 7:39pm

Re: colder temperature
It doesn't seem that any of the thermometer mentioned in this article cover temperature lower then -20 degree celcius! Two reasons: - Most thermometers suitable for lightweight backpackin...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking With A Thermometer
January 16, 10:46pm

Wash frequently; more ventilation
I don't have much trouble with my glasses fogging while backpacking, but definitely while whitewater rafting. On the river, I wash my glasses frequently with clean(ish) water to clear the fo...

In GEAR » Glasses...
January 15, 10:11pm

GGG weather links
Official NWS forecast for the park: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=37.1869214&lon=-121.5471379 Stats for the nearby automated weather station: http://raws.wrh.noaa.gov/cg...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 12, 11:02am

Rescue Insurance for Backpackers article posted
Rescue Insurance for Backpackers was posted a few days ago. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread for helping me research the article. -- Rex

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How much do rescues cost?
January 10, 9:10pm

Rescue Insurance for Backpackers article posted
Rescue Insurance for Backpackers was posted a few days ago. @RogerDodger: I got no reply to my polite inquiry to the Riverside County Sheriff's office for more information on rescues and cos...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Does it cost to hit the SOS button??
January 10, 9:06pm

Article updated
This article was updated today to fix some problems. -- Rex

In Editor's Roundtable » Rescue Insurance for Backpackers
January 09, 11:46pm

Article posted
My article Rescue Insurance for Backpackers has been posted, with information on emergency flight insurance. -- Rex

In Other Activities » Emergency Flight Insurance?
January 09, 11:43pm

Treating Colorado River water
On raft trips down the Colorado in Grand Canyon, we are prepared to drink main river water if clear side creeks aren't available. Downstream of Glen Canyon Damn, if the river is muddy brown,...

In Post-Trip Reports » Exploring the Canyon of the Little Colorado
January 09, 11:17pm

Sleeping bag as quilt; pillows are tough
I'm a thrasher when I sleep - lots of movement, many different positions. Using a mummy bag as designed, and a thin foam pad, resulted in many nights of poor sleep in the backcountry. About ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question for fellow side sleepers
January 09, 11:01pm

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