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Where to go?
There is a younger sister awaiting HER turn with Dad.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Balls and Sunshine among 1st four to finish the CDT this year
September 06, 8:29pm

Ultralight Group Cooking
I was not aware that one could purchase individual articles. That doesn't sound very cost effective to me. I does sounds like an excellent reason to purchase a BPL membership so such maneuve...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Group Cooking
September 06, 2:13pm

Ultralight Group Cooking
Bob - Forget the abstract; read the article, especially the Editor's Note that leads off the article. Here is the second paragraph of same: "Editor's Note ........1st paragraph...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Group Cooking
September 06, 1:21pm

Re: Ultralight Group Cooking
As with any folding stove, the weakest point is the hinge. This one LOOKS like a rivet of some kind. Is it field-replaceable? If not, why not? The folding titanium Esbit tablet stove that BPL of...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Group Cooking
September 06, 10:21am

"The Issue"
Thanks, Ken. That's the first positive sign that someone is actually responding to member concerns.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ssl certificate not valid
September 05, 9:32am

Time to update?
Copyright and Ssl certificates both expired? Ryan obviously isn't paying much attention to the website right now. What are the odds that he will remember to renew the domain name before...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ssl certificate not valid
September 04, 9:15pm

Ssl certificate not valid

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ssl certificate not valid
September 01, 2:01am

Re: Cloudburst 3 vs. Anjan 3
for what it's worth, these guys make a business of reviewing outdoor gear, and they picked the Anjan2 as the best backpacking shelter. The Cloudburst3 hadn't come out yet when they publishe...

In GEAR » Cloudburst 3 vs. Anjan 3
August 22, 9:18am

Re: Thanks
You can also get a 45 inch aluminum pole from Tarptent. It's the one for the Contrail, Notch, and Scarp2. 4 oz. .... $14 <== you need 2 of these so double weight and price https://ww...

In Gear Swap » WTB: 45" poles for SMD Skyscape Tent
August 22, 9:04am

Re: WTB: 45" poles for SMD Skyscape Tent
They are available direct from Six Moon Designs. $30 ..... 1.8 oz.

In Gear Swap » WTB: 45" poles for SMD Skyscape Tent
August 22, 9:00am

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