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All Forum Posts by Bob Bankhead

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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 accuracy.

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

Where has Cascade Designs Gone?
For the last 3 days, the Cascade Designs website has been down; all it gives is an error message. Today I tried calling their telephone number (206) 583 - 0583 and got the phone company's au...

In GEAR » Where has Cascade Designs Gone?
April 22, 10:53am

Zpacks Twin Quilt first impressions
Colin: I don't know if Joe is home yet from his New Zealand backpacking trek. However. I would definitely call Zpacks and inquire about the stitching.

In GEAR » Zpacks Twin Quilt first impressions
April 20, 5:18pm

re: FS Bearikade Expedition
Have used one for years and love it. I'd suggest you post this sale ASAP at the PCT List Forum This year's crop of PCT thru hikers are getting ready to start...

In Gear Swap » FS Bearikade food canisters Expedition
April 15, 8:00am

Re: FS: Many Sleeping Pads, Knives, Men's XL and XXL clothing, tents, etc
Offer made on three pads. check your email. ADDENDUM: Funds sent for Prolite 4 and both zlite pads

In Gear Swap » FS: Men's XL and XXL clothing, Evernew Bottles, Sleeping Pads, some prices dropped
April 12, 5:21pm

How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags
I'll be curious to see what the manufacturer of OP Sacks has to say - if anything. Is it safe to assume you provided them with a courtesy copy of your article? Thanks for your time. Pleas...

In Editor's Roundtable » How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags
April 10, 8:10am

ULA Camino Panel Loader
Six Moon Designs makes an excellent panel loader - the Traveler 31 ounces with the removable stays in place 26 ounces without the stays 3000 cubic inches in the packbag itself; 3880 cu. in t...

In GEAR » ULA Camino Panel Loader
April 08, 10:17pm

Aliexpress and Customs Duties
I'm thinking of ordering a Fire Maple FMS-117T stove from these guys. Customs duties and fees, if any, are not included. If anyone has ordered this - or a similar - stove from them, what, if...

In GEAR » Aliexpress and Customs Duties
April 06, 1:13pm

10 Reasons why you should never spend time in the backcountry
You will have to actually walk up and down each elevation change due to the total lack of escalators in the wilderness. The few elevators that do exist have been shut down due to federal budget cut...

In Philosophy & Technique » 10 Reasons why you should never spend time in the backcountry
April 02, 9:21pm

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