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Bob Bankhead (wandering_bob) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Proposed Code of Conduct
Merle Haggard said it best: "IF YOU DON'T LOVE IT, LEAVE IT" When all the whining, crabbing, complaining, or simple suggesting is over, the following facts remain true: This is ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL wants input on proposed forum code of conduct
November 04, 12:25pm

Box wall down parka has the following in their clearance bin: Skaha Plus with zippered pockets size medium, purple 0.8 liner with black Epic shell, overfill, full zipper, elastic cuffs, $439 http:...

In Gear Swap » Wanted: Box Wall Down Parka
November 04, 12:07pm

Survey for advertising to be seen by MLifers

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Survey for advertising to be seen by MLifers
October 29, 10:47am

Open relationships, polyamory, etc

In Chaff » Open relationships, polyamory, etc
October 28, 6:43pm

First aid kit contents
Use the SEARCH BPL text box in the upper right corner of your screen. Type in "first aid kit" and get 2000+ responses. For example: Lightweight 1st aid kit for hiking www.backpacki...

In GEAR » First aid kit contents?
October 09, 11:37pm

"FS" vs. "WTB"
I'd suggest we have two separate sub-forums - as is done on the AT website - one for those selling gear and another separate one for those wanting to buy any particular item.

October 08, 12:24pm

Dream PCT shelter set up
Six Moon Designs Skyscape X 15 oz. 0.74 Cuben fiber with floor, full bug protection, and lightening-fast set-up

In GEAR » Dream PCT shelter set up
October 06, 5:44pm

Help me choose: Tarptent Moment vs Notch
Ingenious, Franco! I stand corrected. The pole sleeve on the Moment must be of a larger diameter than the one on my 1996 Double Rainbow. I'll have to dig out my 2013 DR and check that out. Good...

In GEAR » Help me choose: Tarptent Moment vs Notch (or arc pole vs trekking poles)
September 19, 7:57pm

Help me choose: Tarptent Moment vs Notch (or arc pole vs trekking poles)
Ignoring for the moment whether or not you routinely carry trekking poles, the Notch has the advantage in that it can still be set up with sticks or limbs even if you loose or break a trekking (or ...

In GEAR » Help me choose: Tarptent Moment vs Notch (or arc pole vs trekking poles)
September 19, 4:37pm

Colorado Trail Thru-Hike Summer 2014 - Input
Start reading the CT Forum at Also read PMags CT Guide:

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado Trail Thru-Hike Summer 2014 - Input needed!
September 07, 3:49pm

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