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Bob Bankhead (wandering_bob) - BPL Lifetime Member

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helix ice axe
CAVEAT: Unless you have repeatedly demonstrated proficiency in ice axe self arrest before you need it for real, this entire discussion is moot. Granted, the risk of a fall may be low, and unders...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Care & Feeding of a ULA Helix Ice Axe
July 02, 9:59am

PMs
Agreed. This function is sorely needed, especially for the Gear Swap forum. Please set up either an email or PM program. Thanks.

In Community Support Forum » Private Message
June 29, 5:11pm

Annonimity on the forum
What's in a name? You want annonimity - pick a name. Let's assume I don't make it an obvious fake like Zaphoid Beeblebocks. I could pick ANY realistic-sounding name (i.e. Jonathan Frasier) and y...

In Community Support Forum » Changes in Anonymous Posting Policy @ BPL
June 29, 5:09pm

sierra Conditions
Because of a server crash, the PCT_List forum is down for a few weeks so there's no current who's where up-dates readily available. Just before it went down last week, the first thruhikers had reac...

In Post-Trip Reports » Current Conditions in High Sierra
June 28, 1:23pm

no email
Elliot: Wierd! You get my message but I don't get your replies. Please note the underscore ( _ ) between wandering and bob in the address. That throws folks sometimes. It is now 2213 hours PS...

In Gear Swap » Houdini, MicroPuff & other gear
June 27, 11:13pm

Micropuff
Elliot: Still awaiting a reply to my email so I can send you the funds.

In Gear Swap » Houdini, MicroPuff & other gear
June 27, 8:00pm

Micropuff sold
Elliot: you have email. I'll take the Micropuff Pullover. See my email for details. Bob

In Gear Swap » Houdini, MicroPuff & other gear
June 26, 10:59pm

Tacoma Tarp
Chiu: Carol replied to me immediately. She's not a member here at BPL and the forum link did not work for her. Please send me an email at wandering_bob@comcast.net Include your email address...

In GEAR » question for silnyon
June 21, 8:49am

Tacoma Tarp
Chiu: Carol handles all silnylon issues, not David. That may be why you got no reply. I will send Carol an email and point her to this thread. Bob

In GEAR » question for silnyon
June 20, 10:14pm

Ryan's Injury
Experienced hikers know when it's time to quit and how to accept the bitter medicine. Never let your ego write checks your body can't cash! My condolances, Ryan; I've been there too, and it suck...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ryan's Journey
June 20, 6:10pm

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