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Podcast Link Missing
Carol Crooker's new podcast Journey on the Wild Coast - Food Choices and Preparation, posted today does not include the download MP3 link for the podcast. Kind of defeats the purpose of a p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Podcast Link Missing
November 14, 7:40am

Look in the lower left corner of YOUR post for a yellow pencil icon. Note that ONLY you (as the poster) can see it. Click on it and you go to the edit page.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Editing
November 12, 10:10pm

Best Advice, Books etc for JMT hike
The only places to get out and pick up a car easily are Reds Meadow, Tuolumne Meadows, and Yosemite Valley. Yes, you can get out over Bishop Pass to South Lake or over Kearsarge Pass down to Onion ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best Advice, Books etc for JMT hike
November 10, 9:55pm

Help me shed some weight
As light as the WP/B rain gear is getting these days, there is no real need for a separate windshirt and windpant for most treks. Something to consider.

In GEAR » Help me shed some weight!
November 09, 3:36pm

Contrail up in 58 seconds
As Ben so correctly points out, mountain winds are famous for changing direction on you, usually at the most inopportune times. That's why I always add the two side guyout lines to my Contr...

In GEAR » Contrail up in 58 seconds
November 08, 12:41pm

Contrail up in 58 seconds
BLIMMEY, Cobber! I doubt if even Henry (Shires) could do it any faster, although I didn't notice you using your signature third rear pole in this video. Maybe my eyes missed it. It's...

In GEAR » Contrail up in 58 seconds
November 08, 8:12am

Best Advice, Books etc for JMT hike
Just out (Oct 15, 2007) "JOHN MUIR TRAIL" by Elizabeth Wenk and Kathy Morey. Available from for $12.21 Add Harrison's JMT map pack for $18.95 and get free shipping. http://...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best Advice, Books etc for JMT hike
November 08, 7:59am

one more gray SOLO TARP
what's your website URL, please?

In Gear Swap » one more gray SOLO TARP
November 07, 10:22am

Best Advice, Books etc for JMT hike
TM = Tuolumne Meadows RM = Red's Meadow VVR = Vermillion Valley Resort MTR = Muir Trail Ranch

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best Advice, Books etc for JMT hike
November 06, 8:15am

Double Rainbow
I have one and have taken it on many treks. It sleeps two adults very comfortably inside with room to spare at either your head or foot (your choice). If your dog(s) absolutely MUST go inside t...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs Small Double Wall Tent
November 02, 9:16pm

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