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Bob Bankhead (wandering_bob) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Sierra Nevada route for wife's first time
This is the route I used with my wife a few years ago. Start from Tuolumne Meadows, go up Lyle Canyon, and over Donahue Pass to Thousand Island Lake. From there, take either the JMT or the less tra...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Nevada route for wife's first time?
March 10, 10:09pm

BPL website v2015 survey
Ken's link works for me. It goes to Ryan's 2011 thread "Exploring the Future of BPL". It's 9 pages long.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL website v2015 survey
February 15, 11:48am

How Chris McCandless Died: An Update
Persistence pays off ..... eventually.

In On the Web » How Chris McCandless Died: An Update
February 12, 2:41pm

Re: Re: Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
Just posted today:read the whole thing; includes updated spreadsheet. "The honour, the top spot, now goes to Mountain ...

In GEAR » Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
February 12, 10:31am

Ran into a lost hiker...
Jim: Thanks for not interfering with the Gene Pool's attempt to cleanse itself. as the old saying goes, "You can lead a horse to water, but...."

In Post-Trip Reports » Ran into a lost hiker...
January 21, 11:17am

Appropriate? Inappropriate? Neutral? Definitely on topic and BPL-relevant ..... and a fair amount of fun with the right partner. Do they make SUL condoms?

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 17, 8:53pm

BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
Let there be peace and respect, brethern.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 09, 4:24pm

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

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