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BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
from a general BPL email today: ".....we are aware that some distasteful advertisements are being served by a third party advertising server at the website. If you discover these ads, pleas...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 09, 12:26pm

Ice axe
The point being made is this - MATCH YOUR GEAR TO THE TRIP AND YOUR SKILL LEVEL. Err on whichever side of caution (or pack weight) makes you the most comfortable, but don't blame someone ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 04, 12:15pm

Re: Support BPL?
As a Life Member, it's easy to turn off the ads once you've logged in to BPL. Go to MY BPL and select HIDE ADS. Done! If you sign off BPL, you'll have to repeat this when you s...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ad blocker for mobile devices
January 03, 10:20am

Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
Before deciding, think about what happens if Yellowstone erupts.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
January 02, 5:48pm

Yogi's PCT Handbook
One of the big risks with re-supplying locally as you go is the uncertainty of inventory levels. Just because everyone says they were always able to get fuel at location X does not mean location...

In GEAR » Is Yogi's PCT Handbook worth buying?
December 26, 5:03pm

Long distance planning ....
Like the man said, "It depends"; what is the best use of your time and money? Packing all your boxes ahead of time and arranging for someone to ship them to you on a pre-arranged sche...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Long distance planning ....
December 21, 1:10pm

Moss and BD tents
Nope. It's made from pure UNOBTAINIUM Totally waterproof Breathes like Egyptian cotton Weightless Able to pass unharmed through a black hole Repels all forms of animal pests, inc...

In Gear Swap » FS: Rab, Patagonia Jackets, Winter tents, snowshoes, AT binding
December 19, 6:11pm

The Movie
Rain forest south of Cascade Locks? Having lived in Portland almost 30 years and hiked the Columbia Gorge for most of that, I'd say definitely, YES. Both the PCT and the Eagle Creek Trail...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
December 15, 7:35pm

Can I Cook in my Tent?
Every human is born with a brain. Unfortunately, common sense and experience have to be acquired later. Proper use of all three greatly improves (but does not guarantee) your odds of survival.

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 12, 8:27am

Lost & Found on the trail
I do not feel a responsibility to haul someone else's trash out of the woods. If I have space and am willing to carry the weight for the rest of my trek, I will do so. My response depends on th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Lost & Found on the trail
October 28, 11:54am

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