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Bob Bankhead (wandering_bob) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Bob Bankhead

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How to lie with statistics.
There is actually a book on that exact subject. It was part of my statistics library for many years. If you let a good statistician pick his classes, he can prove that black is white.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking health risks?
May 10, 4:16pm

"Balls and Sunshine Ripped-off on the CDT!!"
Even IF Balls is correct in his ID, a five to one confrontation is not apt to work out well for him. I would suggest that it if he is prepared and able to prove it in court should a libel suit b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Balls and Sunshine Ripped-off on the CDT!!
May 09, 12:59pm

Re: Bears and guns and pepper spray, oh my!
Jennifer got it right! There are very few places in this country where you have any reasonable risk of encountering a Grizzly; even less so of encountering a hostile one. For those areas, and as...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Guy on reddit talks about his Grizzy bear attack where he was blinded...
May 08, 3:27pm

WTB: Katabatic Palisades Quilt
Wanted: a 6 foot WIDE Palisades in good condition, but I will consider a 6 foot regular. Down fill power is not critical, but I will want to know which it is - 900 or 850 water-resistant. ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Katabatic Palisades Quilt
May 08, 2:07pm

Katabatic Palisade, 6' regular width
Sold! Check your PMs

In Gear Swap » Katabatic Palisade, 6' regular width
May 08, 11:35am

Knock it off, wiseguys. There's nothing funny about falling to one's death. Talk about vultures..........

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vultures eat hiker
May 06, 6:48pm

Do Yourself a Favor - Avoid the JMT
The JMT is a mosquito-ridden dust-slog up incredibly steep slopes covered with little ball bearings disguised as pebbles. If you do survive to reach the pass, all you can see is more rock. Savage b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's so great about the JMT?
May 05, 12:31pm

A topo of your tent - Hype or Useful Info?
An interesting concept to be sure that should be easy for other manufacturers to adopt using their CAD software. Kudos to Nemo for adapting it across their entire shelter line rather than just on s...

In GEAR » A topo of your tent
May 04, 10:39am

Where is Hendrik?
One can only hope. Any bets on whether or not BPL will post a link to them on the Home page? Just in case they do not, here it is:

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Where's Hendrik?
May 02, 10:29pm

WTB Six Moon Designs Traveler
These are truly marvelous packs. You will love them - assuming you like panel loaders to begin with. We do; my wife and I own three of them.

In Gear Swap » WTB Six Moon Designs Traveler
May 02, 6:10pm

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