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What to do when encountering guns on the trail
I just try to concentrate on the person and ignore the gun. Here is a perfect example on which to practice. That wasn't so hard, was it? I suppose one could also try Craig's metho...

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
June 29, 7:13am

bag/quilt
WM will overfill the bag of your choice if you special-order it through a dealer.

In GEAR » Best 2-bag Sleep System for Deep Winter?
June 25, 10:07pm

CT fire
From the CTF Facebook page today: "BUMMER, WATERTON CANYON CLOSED AGAIN - Rapidly changing fire conditions this Monday June 24 3:30 Mountain Time. Another fire (new, still small) has starte...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CT segment 2 closed due to fire
June 24, 8:09pm

VVR vs. MTR
VVR and MTR are only 20 miles apart. Which one to use depends on which direction you are hiking. Reds Mdw to VVR = 30 miles VVR to MTR = 20 miles MTR to Onion Valley = 78 miles If going sou...

In Pre-Trip Planning » How much does it cost to ship a ressuply box?
June 22, 9:40am

CT segment 2 closed due to fire
That section burned badly several years ago, starting just south of the river. This fire must be at the other end - past the fire station and the campground.

In Pre-Trip Planning » CT segment 2 closed due to fire
June 19, 7:55pm

What to do when encountering guns on the trail
Be Prepared.

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
June 19, 5:39pm

what to do when encountering guns on the trail
Just hike on and ignore them, unless they are deliberately pointed at you. If that is the case, stand still, raise your hands, and pay very close attention to whatever the person on the other en...

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
June 19, 10:03am

EE Revelation Quilt
Are you sure about your weight value? Your claim for the REV 40 is 13.3 ounces, yet EE states 18.3 oz. for a long wide REV 40. Yours is 5 full ounces (27%) less. I can't believe that just...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD, Z-Packs, EE Revelation Quilt
June 16, 5:59pm

dried eggs or freeze dried? Need some advice for a good choice/flavor
Mtn House freeze-dried scrambled eggs - with or without peppers and ham - are God-awful. Buy a single package and see what I mean.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » dried eggs or freeze dried? Need some advice for a good choice/flavor
June 11, 6:18pm

Gatewood Cape in Cuben
This is easy to visualize. Whether or not it occurs is up to SMD. Based on the ratio of the weights for a silnylon Skyscape Trekker (24 oz) vs. a CF Skyscape X (15 oz), a Gatewood Cape in 0.74...

In GEAR » Solo Shelters
June 10, 10:37am

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