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Bob Bankhead (wandering_bob) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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)"
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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

As of 2:50 pm PST, they still had available: PULLOVER (14.7 oz) - XS Black..............$82.50 VEST (10 oz full zip):.....................$62.50 Blue - XS and XL Green - XS, L, XL Cayenne ...

In Gear Deals » Micropuff
March 18, 3:52pm

gatewood cape set up
Yes, definitely look at adding the Six Moon Designs Serenity Net Tent to your Gatewood Cape. 7 oz for 15.5 square feet of floored space; packed size 3 x 6 inches

In GEAR » gatewood cape set up
March 18, 11:42am

FS: ULA Conduit
EDIT - OK, you did use it in the field; therefore no return is possible. However, you have nothing to lose by calling Brian and discussing it with him. He's very reasonable. Having pictures ava...

In Gear Swap » FS: ULA Conduit
March 12, 5:08pm

Merrell Moab Ventilator
Unfortunately, they don't make the Mid in a wide, which makes absolutely no sense. I had to buy the shoe version to get the extra width. Gonna have to keep looking for a non-waterproof mid b...

In GEAR » Recommendation 4 new mid height light hiker boots
March 12, 9:33am

Montrail Namche"
Yes - it is discontinued. Montrail was bought out by Columbia Sportsware and many Montrail items suffered the same fate.

In GEAR » Montrail Namche
March 10, 10:02pm

Squall Classic vs. Contrail
Roleigh's correct. Unless you have an unlimited gear budget, you have to make choices. The original post stated that most of his camping is with the girl friend. This would suggest that t...

In GEAR » Squall Classic vs. Contrail
March 10, 9:57pm

Need help choosing a Solo Shelter
Justin: The Rainbow is fully enclosed, although a floorless version is available on special order. The 2008 version reportedly incorporates the porch set-up option from the Double Rainbow, whi...

In GEAR » Need help choosing a Solo Shelter
March 10, 9:47pm

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