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eVent or Epic: Which is more breathable?
for tents that might be true, but I suspect that the heat from your body, because of its proximity to the event shell, would be sufficient to prevent moisture from freezing in the fabric under norm...

In GEAR » eVent or Epic: Which is more breathable?
November 04, 9:32am

Double Rainbow in the Wind
My turn to "stir the pot" so to speak. CAVEAT: IMO, the tarptents aren't designed for regular use in alpine high wind situations. That's not their market position. That said..... Two guyout l...

In GEAR » Double Rainbow in the Wind
October 06, 7:40pm

SUL Long Handled Titanium Spoon
Remember, wood is porous and as such, readily holds bacteria and gives them a breeding place. Sterilizing a wooden object is virtually impossible with the resources a hiker might have. Metal,...

In GEAR » SUL Long Handled Titanium Spoon
October 03, 12:28pm

Tarptent Contrail
See it (and hopefully the Double Rainbow) at the ALDHA-West Gathering this weekend at Camp Arrah Wanna in Welches, Oregon (Between Portland and Mount Hood). Henry can't be there, but has steppe...

In GEAR » TarpTent Contrail
September 25, 6:36pm

Jim: Yes, it does. All of the TarpTent bathtub floors work that way; clip them up to form the tub when wet weather threatens (reduces ventilation, increases splash protection) or leave them fl...

September 25, 6:28pm

OK, so you had to cut the webbing strap and you still have days to go on your trek: Take your spare cord (you do carry some as part of the 10 essentials don't you?) put a loop in one end, stick ...

September 19, 8:12am

To all: Before the floodgates open, please let me suggest a little restraint here. Let's try not to bury Henry in tarptents being returned for retrofit. It's great customer service on hi...

September 18, 7:44am

How to Fill a Platypus?
Virtually everyone carries a cup - use it to transfer water from the source to the Platy. Personally, I carry a 1 liter wide mouth soda bottle in addition to my 2 liter platy hoser system inside...

In GEAR » How to Fill a Platypus?
September 16, 9:17pm

Kelty Light Year bag on sale
Right now at Steep and Cheap (https://www.steepandcheap.com) 25 degree 650+ down filled sleeping bag size regular, right hand zip weighs 34 oz regularly $170 on sale for $72

In Gear Deals » Kelty Light Year bag on sale
September 13, 8:19am

Re-usability of Aloksak Bags
John is correct - the Aloksack is not the same thing as the OP Sack. The former is not odorproof; the latter is. I can attest to the odorproofness of the Watchful Eye Designs OP sacks. We camped...

In GEAR » Re-usability of Aloksak Bags
September 12, 12:08am

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