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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: 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: -- 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, 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

Great Basin NP can be full
Last July, we car camped for two nights in Great Basin National Park. We arrived on a Tuesday afternoon, expecting to have our pick of campsites, since that was our experience almost 20 years earli...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Great Basin National Park? Or just head to the high desert....
May 15, 11:50am

Re: Cerberus Messager
I would not rent the Briartek Cerberlink again: 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: -- 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

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