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No Vestibule - what to do
I keep everything (that I can't afford to lose, which means virtually everything) INSIDE my tent with me. The bear canister is safely stored 50 yards away in a spot where even if found, it can&...

In GEAR » No Vestibule - what to do?
May 31, 8:06pm

Yet another TT Rainbow question
Ask yourself how often you'll really need the two person capacity, then decide at what point it is worth it to have two tents - one for solo use and another for two-person use. My wife and...

In GEAR » Yet another TT Rainbow question
May 31, 8:00pm

Aluminum Nail Stakes...problems
I've used the 6 and 9 inch Eastons for years without problems. I do carry two titanium nail stakes to use for starter holes or actual stakes where the ground is extremely hard and/or rocky -...

In GEAR » Aluminum Nail Stakes...problems?
May 31, 1:31pm

Montbell Crescent 2 Review
Says he whose gear closet is larger than most REI stores. Riiiiiiiiiiiight !

In GEAR » Montbell Crescent 2 Review
May 29, 3:34pm

FS: TarpTent Double Rainbow
deleted by author; tent sold

In Gear Swap » FS: TarpTent Double Rainbow
May 28, 9:20pm

Tilley hat - which one
I've been considering the LTM series LTM8 or LTM10) with the full mesh crown. I wonder what the breathability difference would be between it and the B series.

In GEAR » Tilley hat - which one?
May 28, 2:18pm

No Vestibule - what to do
Definitely inside. I never leave my footware outside and unsecured. Racoons and other creatures like the salt and if they were to run off with one in the middle of the night..........

In GEAR » No Vestibule - what to do?
May 28, 9:52am

Golite Reed rain pants
Old model did not have the zippers the new version has. That's where the weight difference comes in.

In GEAR » Golite Reed rain pants
May 23, 6:17pm

20% off Western Mountaineering
20% off WM is golden.......the catch is, they only have five models available, and not all lengths and zip options are available within the limited inventory. Still, these are great deals if you w...

In Gear Deals » 20% off Western Mountaineering
May 20, 5:25pm

What's in your first aid kit?
Alcohol pads are great for cleaning the dirt and sweat off the area to be covered by moleskin. Then I apply the tincture of benzoate, then the moleskin. Works great on sweaty body part like feet. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » What's in your first aid kit?
May 19, 8:01pm

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