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Bob Bankhead (wandering_bob) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Ursack Wanted - You may want to wait
READ THIS FIRST - See the BPL G-Spot forum thread entitled "Ursack Failure". read the last posting on...

In Gear Swap » Wanted: Ursack
August 23, 4:53pm

Favorite Wind Shirt
Integral Designs Pertex Wind Jacket - replaced my beloved 11 oz Marmot Driclime windshirt.

In GEAR » Your favorite Wind Shirt?
August 18, 9:20am

Multi-pad Ground Sheet
Nice concept, but my calculator says it weighs 16.8 ounces, not 14.8 9.9 + 4.1 + 2.6 + 0.2 = 16.8 Wandering Bob

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Multi-Pad-Ground-Sheet Integration System
August 16, 8:04am

Backpacking Light Ultralight Headnet
I would like to see the three side-by-side "through the netting" photos much larger (or clickable to expand). As is, they are so small that my monitor doesn't have enough resolution to see them cle...

In GEAR » The new headnets on the home page
August 02, 8:00pm

Ideal Solo Tarp Size
Describe your sleeping system to be used in conjunction with this tarp. Are you using a bivy, ground cloth, or what? What sort of weather conditions are you trying to accomodate? Weather protect...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ideal Solo Tarp Size?
July 22, 10:38pm

best pics
one word---- ORGY

In Photo Gallery » some pics I've taken this year
July 19, 7:21am

Note to file: there are TWO different models - the Picnic set which has the snap fasteners, and the Solo set with the fold-over tabs. Both sets are reviewed at I've seen...

In GEAR » Does anyone ORIKASO?
July 19, 7:15am

Double Rainbow
Just got my new Double Rainbow seam sealed for my JMT trek. I almost bought the Rainbow when it came out but couldn't decide between it and the Lunar Solo. Glad I waited. The added space, flow...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Rainbow Tent REVIEW
July 14, 11:25am

Artic 1000 completed--Controvery?
Readers here are smart enough to sort the wheat from the chaff. I haven't seen a single comment, no matter how logical, whose potential impact wasn't considered and addressed by the participant...

In Post-Trip Reports » Roman finishes Arctic 1000 alone!
July 14, 9:03am

BMW Opinions
This thread has taken on a life of its own. My opinion: Unless you order something distinctly custom-made (and in which case you'd know up front what the lead time should be), there is no via...

In GEAR » Summit Shelters
July 08, 8:43am

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