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Bob Bankhead (wandering_bob) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Bob Bankhead

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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

Squall Classic vs. Contrail"
For two people, take a long, hard look at the Tarptent Double Rainbow and the Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo. My wife and I have and love the DR with its dual porches, and in a big wind, I'd fav...

In GEAR » Squall Classic vs. Contrail
March 10, 9:31pm

Recommendation 4 new mid height light hiker boots
Unfortunately, when Montrail was purchased by Columbia Sportsware, the Namche was discontinued, despite rave reviews in Backpacker. Montrail no longer makes a non-waterproof hiking boot.

In GEAR » Recommendation 4 new mid height light hiker boots
March 10, 12:13am

Weight list for WM long bags
Go to the WM site. Select PRODUCTS / Sleeping Bags Look in the left hand column for Specification Chart

In GEAR » Weight list for WM long bags?
March 08, 6:18pm

Weight list for WM long bags
Let me suggest that next time you first consult the product website, then if you still can't find your answer, ask here. http://www.westernmountaineering.com/index.cfm?section=Products&p...

In GEAR » Weight list for WM long bags?
March 08, 5:42pm

Bivy with non-tarp single wall shelters
All Tarptents - when properly set-up and oriented for the weather expected - provide more than enough protection for my down bag. No need for a bivy of any kind. The SMD Lunar Solo and Lunar Duo...

In GEAR » Bivy with non-tarp single wall shelters?
March 08, 4:08pm

New BPL carbon Stix
Yes. Trekking poles can travel in checked baggage on aircraft. I usually just strap mine to the outside of my bag, with the tip guards in place and the entire pack in a light, home-made duffle. Out...

In GEAR » New BPL carbon Stix
March 06, 9:15am

Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus sizing
"I keep wondering what size to order, med vs. large" Just call Gossamer Gear and ask. If you're still uncertain after that, THEN ask here. This ain't rocket science!

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus sizing questions
March 04, 10:20pm

Setting Up The One
"In comparison to the Contrail, the storm mode is not only more stable, but the inside is more livable." [/quote] For us Contrail users, please explain.

In GEAR » Setting Up The One
February 23, 1:15pm

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