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Bob Bankhead (wandering_bob) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Tarptent Contrail Vs. Rainbow
Bob - You have a PM. I live only 5 miles from you.

In GEAR » Tarptent Contrail Vs. Rainbow
December 04, 7:37am

Tarptent Contrail Vs. Rainbow
How many tents are you willing to own and do you go solo or with someone else most of the time? I too live in the Pacific NW and own both the Contrail (25 oz) and the Double Rainbow (40 oz). I u...

In GEAR » Tarptent Contrail Vs. Rainbow
December 03, 9:55am

down air mattress
How are they for summer and fall use? Big Agnes has a questionable reputation for quality of their air pads so don't want to go there.

In Winter Hiking » down air mattress
November 27, 10:11pm

Tarptent Double Rainbow Tent REVIEW
My wife and I love our DR. It has replaced our beloved 20-year-old TNF Tadpole as our preferred "couples tent". Others have tried; this is the only one to have succeeded, and that includes our BatR...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Double Rainbow Tent REVIEW
November 25, 10:46pm

Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
When the weather turns to absolute crap, function trumps form every time. I don't give a #$%& what my gear or I look like. I do care how it performs and how secure I am. I've got a Contrail a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
November 19, 7:41pm

best thru hiking book
At the risk of dating myself (and those who recognize what follows), let me suggest some "earlier" editions by Cindy Ross: "A Woman's Jouney" 1982 ISBN 0-917953-42-8 Appalachian Trial Conferen...

In GEAR » best thru hiking book?
November 18, 6:27pm

Grocery store options
Erin: Based solely on what I've read in this thread, let me suggest that you try shipping your home-prep'd foods to the northern, more expensive, end of the trail and use your cash to resupply l...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Grocery store options
November 14, 3:09pm

CAMPUSA Tourax Ice Axe on sale
All gone

In GEAR » Are aluminium ice axes safe?
November 14, 7:26am

considering a Tarptent Rainbow
Jordan: I have both the Contrail and Double Rainbow. Is the DR a solo overkill? That depends on what you're doing and for how long. The DR weighs 10 oz more than the Rainbow but you get a...

In GEAR » considering a Tarptent Rainbow...
November 13, 8:27pm

New Six Moon Designs Items
See http://www.sixmoondesigns.com Ron has announced two new tents and a new panel-loading pack for 2007: The Lunar Duo - a 2 person, 2 door, 2 vestibule, 40 oz shelter The Wild Oasis - ...

In GEAR » New Six Moon Designs Items
November 11, 11:34am

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