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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: Cerberus Messager
I would not rent the Briartek Cerberlink again: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=77088 You can rent the Yellowbrick 3: http:/...

In GEAR » rental for 2-way backcountry communication
May 14, 8:55am

Link to REI sale
Here it is: http://www.rei.com/catalog -- Rex

In Gear Deals » REI May 16-26 Sale: 25% off Therm-A-Rest, etc.
May 13, 11:34pm

Yet Another Satellite Texting Device - "Text Anywhere"
ROM Communications in Canada makes and sells the "Text Anywhere" device: Connect via WiFi and web browser with your smart device, laptop, PC, Chromebook, whatever. You send and receiv...

In GEAR » Yet Another Satellite Texting Device - "Text Anywhere"
May 13, 11:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Unpredictable battery life, or unreliable battery life indicator?
The "figure out" link I posted above explains the testing I did, and how I extrapolated to 9 days. Quoting myself: Note that realistic testing is challenging, because you must keep mo...

In GEAR » Eight days backpacking with a DeLorme inReach SE
May 13, 10:57pm

Re: Re: Re: civilized link
Most of my posts take two or three post/edit/repost cycles to get right, and that's after editing offline in TextWrangler for the longer pieces! BPL supports a limited range of HTML markup, ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 13, 10:43pm

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

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