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Bob Bankhead (wandering_bob) - BPL Lifetime Member

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CB3/Cloudburst 3 Initial impressions
@Mary Total volume (without vestibules), the CB3 is larger than the Rainshadow2 because both ends of the tunnel are of equal height whereas the RS2 ceiling slopes to the foot end. However, t...

In GEAR » CB3/Cloudburst 3 Initial impressions
April 27, 10:27pm

Pretty Low
Range wars were fought over water rights.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Balls and Sunshine Ripped-off on the CDT!!
April 27, 11:18am

FS: Double Rainbow
Why not just return it to Henry? I'm sure he'll have an immediate home for it, given it's currently a 2 week wait for one now.

In Gear Swap » FS: Double Rainbow
April 25, 7:36pm

Best northern CA entry for southbound PCT/JMT trek?
Caching at Sonora Pass: 2 excellent reasons to cache using a bear can: 1. Cans are required everywhere in Yosemite Natl Park and this is your last resupply point before Tuolomne Meadows - ins...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best northern CA entry for southbound PCT/JMT trek?
April 25, 7:34pm

Grey Poupon Packets - HELP!
Yes - at minimus.biz http://www.minimus.biz/Grey-Poupon-Dijon-Mustard-packet-F01-0200605-1100.aspx 0.25 oz. for $0.17 @

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Grey Poupon Packets - HELP!
April 25, 5:49pm

Re: Re: Best northern CA entry for southbound PCT/JMT trek
Matt: If you're open to going north, you'll extend your hiking window weather-wise. You'll clear the highest points in the Sierra early on before any early snow can reach you. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best northern CA entry for southbound PCT/JMT trek?
April 24, 5:38pm

Best northern CA entry for southbound PCT/JMT trek
I'd say Echo Lake (Lake Tahoe). This will allow you to get completely through the Sierra in the time you have available. Be sure to get a PCTA thru-hiker permit (500 miles minimum) good for ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best northern CA entry for southbound PCT/JMT trek?
April 24, 3:57pm

Re: Re: re: 1st Oregon trip
Actually, Jerry, I believe he is talking about the McKenzie River Trail. It's a 26 mile one-way trail used by mountain bikers. There is a commercial shuttle that can take you from your car at t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help me plan an amazing 1st Oregon trip
April 23, 10:15pm

Re: Re: D is for Don't Fail your Sponsors?
Well, at least we can't blame BPL for this. Or can we? I would have appreciated an Admin post along the line of "Due to circumstances beyond our control (the failure of the contract...

In Philosophy & Technique » New Episodes of UL A-Z
April 22, 12:01pm

Where has Cascade Designs Gone?
Back up and running ok. Ran CCleaner and rebooted. Problem disappeared. Thanks for the new and correct phone number. So much for yellowpages.com accuracy.

In GEAR » Where has Cascade Designs Gone?
April 22, 11:56am

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