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Bob Bankhead (wandering_bob) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Oregon, USA
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All Forum Posts by Bob Bankhead

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Podcast: Making Unconventional Choices for a Better Life
GET BACK ON TRACK. First we get Green Waste, then Affluenza, and now this photography fluff........and we have to listen to advertising at both the beginning and end of the podcast? I must ag...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Making Unconventional Choices for a Better Life
April 10, 10:41am

Signal Mirror - Lifesaver or BS
See for illustrated instructions for using signal mirrors. It is part of the Adventure Medical Kits' Doug Ritter Pocket Survival Pak available...

In GEAR » Signal Mirror - Lifesaver or BS?
April 04, 10:07pm

FS: TarpTent Double Rainbow
Still available PM sent

In Gear Swap » FS: TarpTent Double Rainbow
April 02, 9:00am

PM History
I've had the same problem. It's especially frusrating when you are trying to buy/sell something on the forum. I wrote a BPL Support inquiry yesterday about this but have yet to receive a re...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » PM History
April 02, 8:55am

FS: TarpTent Double Rainbow
deleted by author

In Gear Swap » FS: TarpTent Double Rainbow
April 01, 8:28am

FS: TarpTent Double Rainbow
tent is sold

In Gear Swap » FS: TarpTent Double Rainbow
March 27, 9:04pm

WTB : WM Bag or ?"
Contact Heintooga. He has two bags with 66 inch shoulder girths. The Sequoia DL is rated 5°; the Kododiak MF is rated for 0°;f=8...

In Gear Swap » WTB : WM Bag or ?
March 23, 8:39pm

Sticks and Home"
Ponchotarp - contact Ron at Mountain Laurel Designs. Everything is custom made. He can make it work for her. Ron Bell Owner/ Founder Mountain Laurel Designs 1240 Wasena Ave SW Roanoke, VA 2...

In Gear Swap » Sticks and Home
March 23, 5:56pm

WTB: Double Rainbow (or Lunar Duo)"
check your email

In Gear Swap » WTB: Double Rainbow (or Lunar Duo)
March 22, 12:08pm

Fill weight and temp rating: Western Mountaineering vs. Montbell UL SS"
Glad to read all this. We were considering the Montbell SS bag only because we could get the desired temperature rating with the desired shoulder girth. That option is now off the table. The real d...

In GEAR » Fill weight and temp rating: Western Mountaineering vs. Montbell UL SS
March 21, 6:22pm

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