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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

Breakfast Bar?
+1 Probars - both the Probar Meal and the smaller Probar Fuel. Tree-hugging environmentalists will love the fact that they are all organic and non-GMO. Me, I just love the variety of flavors. While...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Breakfast Bar?
June 08, 11:18am

"Solution for transporting Caldera cone"
I use the caddy because it is multi-purpose. 1 - it carries and protects the Caldera Cone and stove (as designed) 2 - it carries and protects numerous other fragile items (i.e. hardboiled egg...

In GEAR » Solution for transporting Caldera cone
June 04, 4:24pm

Natural Selection at work
The Merced River is cold and swift, especially as it approaches the falls. (For swimming, go all the way to Little Yosemite Valley and get in where the river flows slowly and into deep pools.) A...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sad, another person swept over a Yosemite falls
June 03, 12:04pm

Darwin Falls
Here's a link to the news report of the death at Punchbowl Falls in the Columbia Gorge. This is along the Eagle Creek Trail. Like Yosemite, the posted warning sign did not stop these young men....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sad, another person swept over a Yosemite falls
June 03, 10:14am

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