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Kelty Light Year bag on sale
Right now at Steep and Cheap ( 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

FS: Tarptent Virga 2
Actually, according to Henry, he still has a limited inventory of floorless Virga IIs. When that inventory is gone, no more will be manufactured. It is being replaced by the new Contrail.

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent Virga 2
September 11, 6:51pm

Ray Way Books
To the best of my knowledge, Ray has written four books, but only "The Ray-Way Tarp Book" is still in print. It's available only from his website, The other...

In GEAR » Ray Jardine's: Ray Way - Ultimate...
September 10, 2:00pm

O2 Rainshield Jacket
True enough, Jack. I used a set for three years on PCT section hikes. Handled the Sierra afternoon cloudburst well. For short term, intermittent use, they are great. That said, I would NOT take ...

In GEAR » O2 Rainshield Jacket
September 05, 8:49am

Orikaso bowls
Of the 6 reviewers at BGT, the only negative review was yours, Roger, and you had one of the first edition Picnic sets with the snaps instead of the current friction folds. Other reviewers quest...

In GEAR » cheap light bowl
September 05, 8:26am

4 pounds - a lighter alternative
Not at that weight; besides - they're all gone now. See Henry Shire's newest 1 person Tarptent - the Contrail. 24.5 ounces with a bathtub floor, pegs and lines.

In Gear Deals » Kelty Crestone 1 at SAC; $50
September 05, 7:12am

Cheap Light Bowl
one word: ORIKASO ( What could be better than a fold flat mug, bowl, or plate? How about all of them in a set? Everything you need to eat off in less than 3mm of space, i...

In GEAR » cheap light bowl
September 04, 8:15pm

New Tarptent
Will: Your review was great and much appreciated. Don't beat yourself up. Henry is a designer and gear visionary; not a creative writer. He makes great tents but his documentation is of a lesser...

In GEAR » NEW Tarptent
September 04, 10:24am

New Tarptent
Henry: DARN, and I just bought a Double Rainbow for me and the wife. Now you go do this. If I tell her I'm buying another tent.............. I really like those inward sloping netting sidewal...

In GEAR » NEW Tarptent
September 02, 9:45pm

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