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Bob Bankhead (wandering_bob) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Moonlight Tent
Every experienced hiker knows that the very best (fill in your choice of gear) is made of that rarest of elements, UNOBTAINIUM. Accordingly, we are stuck with whatever the manufacturers use as ...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 24, 4:07pm

First Solo Trip! — "Eagle Creek Without a Curfew"
Congratulations. That's one of several loop hikes available out of the Eagle Creek parking lot. You actually left the Eagle Creek trail about ½ mile past 7 mile camp. The Eagle Creek trail ...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Solo Trip! — "Eagle Creek Without a Curfew"
May 19, 9:07pm

Dean Potter dies in yosemite
Sad, but a good example of ......

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 18, 8:35am

Re: Pockets? You don't need no stinkin' pockets!
to illustrate David's "point":

In GEAR » I'm ashamed of you, BPL'ers
May 05, 5:43pm

12 days of food in a Bearikade Weekender?
I suppose it all depends on how much and what you're eating for those 3 days, but I'd say "no, you couldn't get 12 day's worth of normal hiker food into even the larger Bearika...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 12 days of food in a Bearikade Weekender?
April 07, 8:13pm

Cliff collapse leaves 1 dead Pt Reyes
A real tragedy, but an avoidable one. Life lesson: Don't ignore warning signs.

In Philosophy & Technique » Cliff collapse leaves 1 dead Pt Reyes ... got me thinking about other cliffs
March 23, 11:42am

Dividing gear with significant other
However you elect to do it, try not to divide systems you both will need to use (shelter, cooking, etc.). Couples do get separated occasionally, and having the tent but not the poles and stakes, or...

In GEAR » Dividing gear with significant other
March 19, 8:51pm

Mukluks for my wife's cold feet at night
Nunatak down booties. 3.75 to 8 ounces.

In Make Your Own Gear » Mukluks for my wife's cold feet at night
March 13, 6:19am

Permit legality when resupplying
Permits allow you to leave and re-enter the trail system within the start and end dates on said permit. Do yourself a big favor and get a PCTA permit (must be for 500 miles minimum) so you don'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Permit legality when resupplying
March 12, 11:21am

Sierra Nevada route for wife's first time
This is the route I used with my wife a few years ago. Start from Tuolumne Meadows, go up Lyle Canyon, and over Donahue Pass to Thousand Island Lake. From there, take either the JMT or the less tra...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Nevada route for wife's first time?
March 10, 10:09pm

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