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"I have this upcoming summer of 2014 completely off." Lucky you! You need to specify the date range encompassed by that in order for readers to give you informed comments. No matter ...

In Philosophy & Technique » THE PCT... FOR ME?
December 09, 5:28pm

Re: Esbit fuel question
Esbit tablets are like candles - blow them out and relight them at will. Legally speaking, Esbit tablets must be shipped exactly like any other stove fuel - ground only, labeled ORM-D.

In GEAR » Esbit fuel question
December 09, 10:05am

Dehydrated water comes a step closer to reality?
This guy is on to something. One liter of water absorbed into 10 grams of this stuff. Think of the possibilities! Only one little problem left to solve.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrated water comes a step closer to reality?
December 07, 9:17am

Re: Re: kayaker rescues owl
the Original finnish link doesn't work; goes to a BPL forum listing

In On the Web » kayaker rescues owl
December 04, 12:06pm

Six Moon Designs Holiday Sale
Alas, it does not apply to any cuben fiber items, but great deals on the rest of the shelters. If you were considering a Gatewood Cape or Wild Oasis, now is definitely the time!

In Gear Deals » Six Moon Designs Holiday Sale
December 02, 11:38pm

MH down hoody
from the MH size charts for men: MEDIUM: chest = 39 - 41 inches Sleeve = 34 inches LARGE: chest = 42 - 45 niches sleeve = 35 inches

In Gear Swap » Hooded Ghost Whisper down jacket, black, medium
November 30, 10:02pm

Re: Best Tent Ever...
For $1,799 it had better be! No, thanks.

In Gear Deals » Best Tent Ever...
November 27, 5:37pm

Skyscape X floor dimensions
Respectfully, ask yourself why you carry a shelter in the first place? From what do you want shelter? from bugs? from weather? from observation by others? from the world in general?...

In GEAR » Skyscape X floor dimensions
November 22, 2:15pm

Compare and contrast two down pieces
Enhance your search for gear with the many great compare and contrast reviews here

In GEAR » Compare and contrast two down pieces
November 19, 10:05am

Backpacker Magazine $4.50/year - Sunday Nov 7 Only
IMO, a waste of money at any price. YMMV

In Gear Deals » Backpacker Magazine $4.50/year - Sunday Nov 7 Only
November 17, 9:24am

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