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Gossamer Gear "The One
I believe that the video shows how to use the optional poles. They are inserted through guides, hence they are supported at four points along their length and not just "hanging out in the bree...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear "The One" Video
February 04, 9:49pm

Warmlite website
The Stephensen's were Naturalists and openly promoted the life style. Their children run the business now, but the website remains.

In Chaff » Warmlite website... horrible!
February 04, 4:25pm

Gossamer Gear "The One" photos
Pre-production photos from the net Front view with vestibule deployed: Front view with half of the vestibule rolled up and stored; other half deployed

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear "The One" Video
February 04, 2:25pm

Gossamer Gear "The One" photos
deleted by writer; trying again

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear "The One" Video
February 04, 2:20pm

Gossamer Gear "The One" Video
Practical Backpacking also has a Podcast segment (#33) with Gossamer Gear. The first half with Grant Sibel is about new products; the second half is with Glen talking about The One. http://www.prac...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear "The One" Video
February 04, 10:54am

Gossamer Gear "The One" Video
I predict this little hummer is going to be very hard to keep in inventory. At 16 ounces, Glen is about to give Henry Shires and Ron Moak some very serious competition for one person UL shelters...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear "The One" Video
February 04, 9:19am

Micro Puff Hood v Cocoon Pro 60 Parka"
I don't think the Micropuff Pullover is made anymore. It has disappeared from the Patagonia website. Only the vest and the hooded jacket are left.

In GEAR » Micro Puff Hood v Cocoon Pro 60 Parka
January 27, 7:09pm

Bear Canister in Jam2
Always take "bear canister compatible" with a large grain of salt. WHICH bear canister was used to determine that? Probably the smallest - the Garcia can. YOUR bear canister may not fi...

In GEAR » Bear Canister in Jam2
January 26, 6:29pm

DIY Walking Axe
Any idea of the price range for one of these? I'm sure that would help to populate the "I'll take one" list with folks who'll actually pony up the bucks when the time comes.

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY Walking Axe
January 24, 5:59pm

Sierra Folks - What's your bear cannister of choice?"
Bearikade Expedition (the big one) I've hiked in Yosemite NP in August of 3 different years. Each year, I've had rangers check both my permit and my bear can. My pack is a 4200 cubic ...

In GEAR » Sierra Folks - What's your bear cannister of choice?
January 20, 8:29pm

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