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backpack for hiking *and* travel - SMD Traveler
Ashley: Take a look at the brand new TRAVELER from Six Moon Designs. The Traveler pack is sized to easily fit into overhead compartments ...

In GEAR » backpack for hiking *and* travel (GG nimbus meridian?)
May 16, 7:56am

Puff Ball Vest
Respectfully, I just checked the website. The Puffball vest is priced at $125. It is not on sale (at the moment). At what URL did you see this $55 price?

In Gear Swap » Puff Ball Vest
May 12, 9:12pm

Caloric density
From my menu. I don't eat a lunch per se - I snack every 2 hours (5 times at 500 cals each between breakfast and dinner. Here are a few examples of what I mix and match. Snickers bar...........

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Caloric density
May 11, 3:13pm

Refuge X setup and questions
Here's a wild thought - instead of asking here, why not just CALL Six Moon Designs and ask Ron? But you'd better be quick; he's leaving for Trail Days tomorrow and will be gone for 2 we...

In GEAR » Refuge X setup and questions
May 10, 2:36pm

BPL Classics - We want your input
adding to Miguel's excellent choices: "Hypothermia" by Darin Banner; 2008. " '06 Comprehensive Sleep Systems Manifesto" by R Jordan and M Clelland; 2006. "...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL Classics - We want your input
May 10, 12:03pm

Stealth colors
Light grey blends in nicely with all the granite above treeline. According to the Stephenson Warmlite site, "In dim light Lime Green and Yellows are most visible while Orange & Blues ...

In GEAR » Stealth colors
May 07, 9:54pm

A must-read for anyone who ventures out of their own warm little nest. It should be considered a Classic article here at BPL I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS ARTICLE BE "PINNED" SO IT NEVER...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hypothermia
May 07, 7:42am

Oware pyramid tent and high wind
Take a look at the Stephenson Warmlite tents. They are extremely light weight (and expensive) but were designed to withstand up to 95 mph winds without the optional internal wind stabilizers; up to...

In GEAR » Oware pyramid tent and high wind
May 06, 10:00pm

New SMD Traveler Pack
Tom: Bear in mind all my comments relate to the prototype; I haven't seen the final production version yet, and I know there were some changes made. For example, the prototype didn't h...

In GEAR » New SMD Traveler Pack
May 04, 7:24pm

New SMD Traveler Pack
I've tried them both side by side. IMO, they are two entirely different packs, designed for different market niches. The larger Traveler is based on the Starlight; designed for bigger loads...

In GEAR » New SMD Traveler Pack
May 04, 4:54pm

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