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Bob Bankhead (wandering_bob) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Informing Zpacks
Kudos to Dominic for so far refusing to identify the seller. Depending on the ultimate outcome of this dispute, that could change. Despite the interesting but circumstantial evidence presented o...

In Gear Swap » Suggestions for solving a Gear Swap dispute?
July 24, 6:11pm

Re: Hot Tenting Market Update?
And a 6-person shelter with an internal stove system relates to backpacking LIGHT how? You are probably asking the wrong people; we are gram-weenies here. If we could shelter under a cuben fiber...

In GEAR » Hot Tenting Market Update?
July 22, 6:05pm

Prolite Plus
The Prolite4 series is two generations earlier. It was replaced by the Prolite Plus. I compared the new Atmos version of the PL+ to last year's Prolite Plus at 20x72x1½ inches: The R val...

In GEAR » Thermarest "Atmos" foam
July 22, 5:16pm

Wind River conditions this year
Check out That is the CDT 2015 group. You may have to join the group to read; definitely to post. "Dan Stedman June 15 at 4:21pm Through...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wind River conditions this year
June 21, 11:11pm

Re: To the forum, or not to the forum . . . that is the question
"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BG and the Demise of BPL
June 21, 10:28pm

New pillows on the market, comfort, weight, soft? Marmot
I found that my puffy jacket, with or without the addition of my hiking shirt and pants, stuffed into the stuff sack for my sleeping bag worked just fine. No need for an extra item.

In GEAR » New pillows on the market, comfort, weight, soft? Marmot
June 21, 2:54pm

Free Bob Gross
to quote The Wizard of ID: Or as it relates to the internet: Whoever owns the web site has the final say.

In Gear Deals » In honor of Bob Gross, buy a foam pad and get 10% off
June 17, 10:33am

Best tent stake for Cascades/PNW
25 years hiking the Cascades: MSR Groundhogs are the bomb. That said, I also carry 2 titanium nail stakes. They work for starter holes and for those rare occasions when I have to put a stake ...

In GEAR » Best tent stake for Cascades/PNW
June 16, 10:47am

Compass Caddy on Kickstarter -- anyone seen this?
My compass rides one of two places, depending on anticipated need. For routine hiking, it stays in the ziplock bag with my maps in the front outside pocket of my backpack. It only gets used if I...

In GEAR » Compass Caddy on Kickstarter -- anyone seen this?
June 07, 3:31pm

New PCT Documentary
Dave: I suspect it's included because (1) the videographers went there and wanted to include it, and (2) so many thruhikers also make that short side trip, especially if they hope to notch t...

In Philosophy & Technique » New PCT Documentary ... Do More With Less
June 03, 12:36pm

All Reader Reviews by Bob Bankhead

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Western Mountaineering The Company
WM products are a 5+ WM the company does not sell direct, only through dealers, ergo end-user contacts would not be expected. Their printed catalogues do list their address and FAX and telephone nu...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 24, 3:33pm

Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce
I use a lot of Mountain House Pro Packs and as much as I like the flavor and texture of this item, I avoid it like the plague. The overwhelming downside is the cheese they use. It does NOT rehydra...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
October 05, 5:17pm

Mountain House Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice
One of my favorite Mountain House meals, albeit a tad too sweet for my taste; too much pineapple, not enough sour sauce. Nonetheless, it makes a great motivator to get to a dinner spot when I know one...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
October 03, 6:26pm

Mountain House Precooked Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
I tried these several years ago when they first came out - no bacon in them then. They were horrible! Like a previous reviewer said, virtually flavorless yellow sponges. Last year I noticed they ha...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
October 03, 6:21pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
I decided not to buy these when they first came out because fully closed they were too long to carry on my pack in checked baggage on the plane, and I really didn't want to hassel with the maili...

In Trekking Poles
September 24, 11:15pm

Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape
I just returned from 22 nights in the high Sierra on the PCT and JMT. I had two days of constant high winds in Onion Valley, with sustained gusts to at least 50 mph. My trusty Gatewood Cape flapped a ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 24, 9:23am

Six Moon Designs Traveler backpack
We have TWO Traveler packs. Early in 2008, we were shopping for a new pack for my wife, who has a short 14-1/2 inch torso length. We drove out to Ron's house to try the SMD Essence, but it did not...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 06, 10:35am

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sack
In addition to silnylon, Sea to Summit also now makes their Dry Sack line in eVENT fabric, both with and without compression capability. evac Dry Sack: available in 3, 5, 8, 13, 20, 35, and 65 lite...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 21, 9:08pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
This has been my "go-to" sleeping pad for many years on the PCT. I've tried a variety of others but keep returning to this little beauty. It does a great job of insulating one from th...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
May 17, 8:26am

Aloksak O.P 12.5 x 20"
I have found them to be quite effective in the Sierras the past two summers. I have a Bearikade Expedition, and if you're not careful, the metal edges around the latches can slice an OP sak wh...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 21, 10:07pm