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All Forum Posts by Bob Bankhead

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Does Red's Meadow General Store near Devils Post Pile have decent resupply food?
Absolutely. They also have a limited variety of Mountain House FD items. Caveat: Inventory levels can fluctuate widely. There are a lot of campgrounds there and an overabundance of hikers. The p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Does Red's Meadow General Store near Devils Post Pile have decent resupply food?
August 17, 11:09am

valve for the short half of my cut neoair
Thermarest sells a Valve Repair kit. "It includes HotBond™ adhesive and a high-flow replacement valve that installs in a snap." REI sometimes carries it, but most likely you'll have...

In Make Your Own Gear » wtb: valve for the short half of my cut neoair
August 11, 2:43pm

Wil Rietveld and the OR Show Report
Check out Southwest UL Backpacking - the new website and blog by Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl. They have reports on the Outdoor Recreation...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wil Rietveld and the OR Show Report
August 10, 12:26pm

Help with chooosing a 3 season quilt
Look at the 25°F Western Mountaineering Alder MF (microfiber) semi-rectangular sleeping bag. It is hoodless, has 2 full length zippers - one down the side and another across the foot - that allows...

In GEAR » Help with chooosing a 3 season quilt
August 06, 8:47pm

WTB: Nunatak Arc AT 3/4 bag
Nunatak has one in their clearance section Arc AT size long, black 1.0 Quantum shell, new. 299$

In Gear Swap » WTB: Nunatak Arc AT 3/4 bag
August 05, 11:15pm

8 year old Marmot Whisperer
Yet another reason to get your kids outdoors.

In Chaff » 8 year old Marmot Whisperer
August 05, 8:31pm

Backpacking with a Newborn
Nick Meynen told me he was writing an article like this one for BPL, in addition to a book about the trip (title unknown), which was supposed to be published in Belgium in April of this year. I&...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking with a Newborn
July 30, 11:00pm

Hendrik says 31st August.
Interesting. Wonder if we'll ever see it here on BPL. To date, only 8 episodes (A,B,C,E,F,G,H, and K) have been posted to BPL, and as stated earlier, there isn't even a link to the series a...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Where's Hendrik?
July 19, 6:19pm

Kearsarge Lakes
Here is the view westward from the top of Kearsarge Pass showing the 4 Kearsarge Lakes (Upper KL1 - closest to you -, Upper KL2, the much larger KL, and the small Lower KL) plus Bullfrog Lake (fart...

In Post-Trip Reports » Kearsarge Lakes. 7/11 thru 7/13/2013.
July 14, 4:42pm

What to do when encountering buns on the trail
Chaffing requires both moisture and friction. Given all the excellent ventilation, that shouldn't be an issue. Re: sunburnt (aka toasted) buns, note the shading provided by the backpack. T...

In Chaff » What to do when encountering buns on the trail
July 12, 9:23pm

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