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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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Aquamira tablets versus drops
All this has probably been hashed out elsewhere, but here's what the maker of Aquamira says: The main difference [between the drops and tabs] is the method of delivery of chlorine dioxide (C...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aqua Mira tablets v. bleach
May 08, 11:27pm

Correction: dwarf Sargent Cypress forest, not a "juniper forest"
I was surprised to walk a couple of miles through a juniper forest that looked just like many parts of the southwestern USA. Turns out that I was walking through a forest of dwarf Sargent Cypres...

In Post-Trip Reports » Marin County 100 mile loop, April 6-13, 2014
May 08, 11:09pm

Vibram settles lawsuit over FiveFingers health claims
Vibram can no longer claim its goofy FiveFinger shoes offer health benefits: Vibram has settled a class-action lawsuit that accused the company of making false and unsubstantiated claims about t...

In GEAR » Vibram settles lawsuit over FiveFingers health claims
May 08, 10:59pm

Re: Minis
+1 on what Albsthehiker said. -- Rex

In GEAR » msr mini groundhog stakes - durability?
May 08, 10:38pm

Recreation Plan jumped $2.76 to $29.88, mostly Fed USF Cellular
DeLorme inReach monthly Recreation Plan is advertised at $24.95. For many months my bill was $27.12, including seven added fees. You don't get to see all the fees until your first bill. T...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 07, 11:46pm

Ambronite - healthy alternative to Soylent?
Ambronite is "the world's first Organic Drinkable Supermeal". Currently raising funds through Indiegogo. Early review on ArsTechnica: While Soylent tastes like a vaguely sweet yea...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ambronite - healthy alternative to Soylent?
May 05, 9:44pm

Drone ban at Yosemite appears legally questionable
Both Warren and McNeal said that the National Park Service has the power to ban drones. The agency, however, cannot just cite an agency regulation willy-nilly to make that happen. Instead, they arg...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite prohibits drones
May 05, 7:59pm

Cascadia = favorite of PCT hikers?
According to Carrot Quinn In 2012 the most popular thru-hiker shoe by far was the Brooks Cascadia trail-running shoe. People were nuts about this shoe, wearing through pair after pair and never ...

In GEAR » Brooks Cascadia 9 vs LaSportiva Wild Cats 2.0
May 04, 11:43pm

Drones for SAR
Your link includes the phrase "except in emergencies involving public safety" which one would think would include SAR. I think this is where NPS wants to have their cake and eat it too...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite prohibits drones
May 04, 9:32pm

Marin County 100 mile loop, April 6-13, 2014
From April 6-13 2014, I backpacked a 100 mile loop through Marin County, California. Overall, I had a great time, though some parts were challenging. I started and ended at the north end of the ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Marin County 100 mile loop, April 6-13, 2014
May 04, 1:36pm

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