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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

Helix Ice Axe
And IMO, that is probably why ULA doesn't try to market it as an ice axe. Instead, it is sold as the Helix Potty Trowel. from the ULA site: "WARNING!!! No international testing standards...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Care & Feeding of a ULA Helix Ice Axe
July 02, 10:50pm

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

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

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Private Message
June 29, 5:11pm

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