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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

What to do when encountering buns on the trail
The answer is so simple: Enjoy the eye candy while it lasts. May you be so lucky as to be able to follow it up that long approach to the pass. You'll hardly notice the climb.

In Chaff » What to do when encountering buns on the trail
July 12, 7:19am

What to do when encountering nuns on the trail
And I always thought the Mormon missionaries were the serious recruiters. ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS, MARCHING AS TO WAR..... WITH THE CROSS OF JESUS GOING ON BEFORE.

In Chaff » What to do when encountering nuns on the trail
July 11, 7:11am

Where to find these mini ziplocks?
REI usually carries a couple of sizes.

In GEAR » Lightest contact solution bottle - the little stuff...
July 07, 10:15pm

New Skyscape Trekker....just received, and never used....
If you bought it already seam-sealed, why not just return it to SMD for a full refund (less shipping)?

In Gear Swap » New Skyscape Trekker....just received, and never used....
July 05, 10:29pm

double wide sleeping pad
At least 4 manufacturers offer double wide inflatable pads: KELTY double wide Basecamp pad ALPS MOUNTAINEERING lightweight series Double OUTBOUND EQUIPMENT doublewide Rest BIG AGNES Hin...

In GEAR » Double wide sleeping pad?
June 29, 5:15pm

What to do when encountering guns on the trail
SEE? Its working. No one noticed the guns; probably never even saw them in the first place. The eye is drawn elsewhere immediately. The solution is obvious: firearm-toting persons must hike n...

In Chaff » what to do when encountering guns on the trail
June 29, 2:28pm

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