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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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No Export button for MapShare
The DeLorme Mapshare site does not have the "Export" button that the Explore web site for device owners has: So unless there is a hidden export feature for the Mapshare site,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » inReach ?
July 23, 10:21pm

Lies, damn lies, and ...
Paul, You found some good statistics, thanks. The original HCN article was lots of anecdotes and poorly chosen statistics. The author should have done at least as much work as you did, and a lit...

In On the Web » Death of backpacking?
July 23, 12:53am

Prevention; kinesio tape dual use?
I get blisters so rarely, that I don't carry anything special to treat them. By reading Fixing Your Feet, and other classics, I figured out how to prevent blisters under most conditions, though...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Updated Foot-Care Kit
July 22, 10:22pm

Death of Backpacking: maybe not
I'll believe backpacking is dying when permits are no longer limited for popular trips. Some of the statistics cited in the article are misleading at best: "a well-known trend" ...

In On the Web » Death of backpacking?
July 22, 10:04pm

More foam pads
If you like your Z-Lite, but want a pad that rolls up, try the Therm-A-Rest RidgeRest Solite. Small size is 9 ounces at 48 inches, you could drop a couple ounces with some trimming. http://www.cas...

In GEAR » Suggest a foam pad!
July 22, 12:11am

Update July 18 - back on the air
I have a new inReach SE that works, and the old one is heading back to DeLorme for diagnosis. Thank you to Chip Noble and others at DeLorme for exceptional customer service. Lesson: If the re...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 18, 7:46pm

Re: Re: How comforting

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 17, 9:51am

Permethrin longevity
No significant difference found in effectiveness and longevity between do-it-yourself treated clothing, and clothing treated at the factory. Both last about a year, regardless of number of washings...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 15, 11:55pm

WFR/WFA information sources
Paper books available from the NOLS store: same as what they use to teach the courses. Also, you can find the classic "Medicine ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Class suggestion for wilderness medic training?
July 15, 11:48pm

July 15 update
Last night, I used the inReach SE to send a message to, sent a test message to the unit through, then left the inReach SE outside overnight (about 8 hours) on o...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 15, 9:02pm

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