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2007 Tarptent Contrail Changes
OK, so what does this do for you? What does it correct?

In GEAR » 2007 Tarptent Contrail Changes
January 18, 4:56pm

The Quest for a New Backpack
Check out ULA Equipment's line, especially the Relay [2900 cubic inches, $99, at only 17 ounces]. And Brian has three new packs for 2007. The 1st (AMP) is due i...

In GEAR » The Quest for a New Backpack
January 14, 8:54pm

Print Mag's Coffee Article
Bill, I've got to agree with you. The guy hasn't made it to Oregon either. Maybe the Pony Express got ambushed (again).

In Chaff » Print Mag's Coffee Article
January 07, 11:39am

I've found that Egg McMuffins - both plain and with sausage - travel very well in a backpack and make a great first-day lunch and trail snack. They take up very little room in your pack and can...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Warm Drinks
January 04, 1:32pm

Garmin eTrex Legend Cx
Those stupid color displays eat batteries at a fierce rate. Color is not needed for trail work; they're after the automobile crowd.

In GEAR » Garmin eTrex Legend Cx
December 27, 1:38pm

JMT thru-hike...which direction?
To quote directly from the 3rd edition of "Guide to the John Muir Trail" by Winnett and Morey, page 2-3: "Gaining elevation, especially when you start at high altitude, is more di...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT thru-hike...which direction?
December 19, 7:35am

I Got Banned
One word - BEANO One comment - this thread stinks! HYOH, PYOG

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I Got Banned
December 17, 10:51pm

Heavy duty drugs
1. Small quantities of antibiotics and similar Rx items are usually very easy to get, even from a new doctor, because they are for very small quantities and intended only to last long enough for yo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heavy duty drugs
December 17, 10:41pm

Gear List for a Mid-January AT Start
The operative words here are "I HAVE HAD TO EAT". Apparently, Bill doesn't have a choice, unless of course he wants to starve to death. Catch a clue, folks. This isn't being pu...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for a Mid-January AT Start
December 14, 8:54pm

Which Shelter?
Tarptent Contrail Width: 42F, 30R with bathtub floor setup Length: 84 with bathtub floor setup Height: 45 (adjustable) Weight: 24.5 oz with stakes and l...

In GEAR » Which shelter?
December 10, 10:07am

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