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All Forum Posts by Bob Bankhead

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Moss and BD tents
Nope. It's made from pure UNOBTAINIUM Totally waterproof Breathes like Egyptian cotton Weightless Able to pass unharmed through a black hole Repels all forms of animal pests, inc...

In Gear Swap » FS: Rab, Patagonia Jackets, Winter tents, snowshoes, AT binding
December 19, 6:11pm

The Movie
Rain forest south of Cascade Locks? Having lived in Portland almost 30 years and hiked the Columbia Gorge for most of that, I'd say definitely, YES. Both the PCT and the Eagle Creek Trail...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
December 15, 7:35pm

Can I Cook in my Tent?
Every human is born with a brain. Unfortunately, common sense and experience have to be acquired later. Proper use of all three greatly improves (but does not guarantee) your odds of survival.

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 12, 8:27am

Lost & Found on the trail
I do not feel a responsibility to haul someone else's trash out of the woods. If I have space and am willing to carry the weight for the rest of my trek, I will do so. My response depends on th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Lost & Found on the trail
October 28, 11:54am

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 16
Best wishes to her for a speedy recovery. Maximum kudos to two wonderful parents for taking the kids on the adventure of their lives. The lessons they will learn about each other, themselves, a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 16
October 02, 10:58pm

does anyone hike with their partner and carry two instead of one cook kit?
My wife and I have 2 different cook kits, depending on need. For solo use: 0.9L Evernew pot and its Caldera Cone + 1 Esbit tablet per cooked meal For both of us: 1.3L Evernew pot and its Cald...

In GEAR » does anyone hike with their partner and carry two instead of one cook kit?
October 02, 5:36pm

High Altitude Test Chart
Neither, Ralph. Your cultured, educated, sensitive side is showing, that's all. You will make a great husband for some lucky cultured, educated, sensitive, and refined UL backpacking lady!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SpO2 levels on whitney
September 22, 11:32am

Re: Re: Mental status test with no aids.
But David has a lot more fun than you do with your color charts! Imagine the memories......

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SpO2 levels on whitney
September 22, 9:41am

Combo
Definitely MSR Groundhogs - the big 6 inch version, not the new minis. In addition, I always carry at least 2 titanium nail stakes. They serve as spares if (or when) one of my groundhogs "w...

In GEAR » Stakes that can take a pounding
September 19, 5:30pm

Supply at VVR or MTR going south
Going south, re-supply at Tuolumne Meadows store, at Reds Meadow store, and at MTR. Why MTR instead of VVR? Because it is only 2 trail days from Reds to VVR and another day to MTR. You also...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 26, 3:30pm

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