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Bob Bankhead (wandering_bob) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Big 4 cost vs. weight
@Stephen: Interesting graph. Alas, there is too much noise and too little signal displayed in the 64 data points. Statistically speaking, there is no apparent correlation between the two vari...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
February 01, 4:15pm

Re: weight/cost
for PCT and CT in July, Aug, and Sept. Camping at altitudes up to 12,000 feet. PACK - Six Moon Designs Traveler ..... 31 oz......$175 (no longer available) SHELTER: Six Moon Designs Gatewood ...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 19, 10:58pm

Lions, Tigers, and Bears - Oh My!
If you are seriously afraid of the animals in the forest, logic suggests you don't go into that forest. Problem solved. Seriously, do your research beforehand; know what, if any, dangerous...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you get used to animal noises? What about scaredy cats?
January 17, 5:10pm

FS: SD Gnar Hoody Large Black NWT
This is a very good deal, given the regular list price of $199, and shipping is included. If color is not a deal breaker, you can get it in either red, green, or blue for $99 at the above refe...

In Gear Swap » FS: SD Gnar Hoody Large Black. NWT
January 13, 11:28am

Sharing resupply service JMT at Le Conte Canyon Ranger Station?
Suggest you also contact Dee Berner. They have a manned pack stations at Pine Creek and Onion Valley and also do on-trail resupply (or did as of 2011). email to or bernerspac...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » sharing resupply service JMT at Le Conte Canyon Ranger Station?
January 13, 11:19am

FS: Patagonia
what does this have to do with Patagonia?

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia
January 12, 9:12pm

MLD mitts
Contact MLD directly. If you seam-sealed the seams as directed and have not damaged the eVent, they should not be leaking.

In GEAR » How do I re-waterproof eVent MLD Rain Mitts ?
January 02, 12:52pm

Flying With Trekking Poles - TSA Response
A proposal was made early this year to allow many previously forbidden items (ski poles, hockey and Lacrosse sticks, pocket knives) to be carried through security and onto domestic flights. I asked...

In GEAR » Flying With Trekking Poles - TSA Response
December 23, 12:30am

Re: Clowns

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Disabling ANNOYING Animated Avatars?
December 21, 11:05am

Re: Single person 3-season shelter for rainy environment
Definitely look at Six Moon Designs' shelters - either the 11 oz. Gatewood Cape (shelter + poncho) or its 13 oz. shelter-only twin, the Wild Oasis. Both are floorless, shaped tarps, so the enti...

In GEAR » Single person 3-season shelter for rainy environment
December 19, 11:19am

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