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Ultralight A-Z is back

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight A-Z is back
June 05, 8:30am

Ultralight A-Z is back
HOORAY! Hendrik is back - after a sudden and prolonged absence. Promises are kept. The series continues. Glad to see it.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight A-Z is back
June 04, 9:17am

fuel canisters
I tend to agree with Jerry. "4 ounce of fuel to boil one pint of water 16 pints for 4 ounce canister, 32 for 8 ounce canister" All my boils are one liter ( 2 pint) boils. I u...

In GEAR » fuel canisters
May 31, 12:02pm

Re: Re: Re: What about the chemistry??
The rate of degradation of the mix is supposedly increased by the presence of light. Dark bottles are recommended for storing the mix. Alternatively, just wrap the bottle in duct tape or electricia...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Aquamira A+B ratio critical?
May 29, 9:12pm

Re: Aquamira A+B ratio critical?
AM calls for a 50/50 mix of parts A and B; 7 drops of each per liter of water treated. The size of the drops doesn't matter as long as they are the same size for both parts. What does matter...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Aquamira A+B ratio critical?
May 29, 12:34pm

Need to choose 2 tents
Matt: I've lived and hiked in Oregon for the past 28 years. For a two person tent, my wife and I love our Tarptent Double Rainbow (I got one of the 1st ones in 2006). While we've not ...

In GEAR » Need to choose 2 tents for different circumstances. Please lend me a hand?
May 25, 9:03am

PCT 2015 hopefuls- shelters and other things
It isn't just the shelter you need to consider. Each of you has to eat, so there's the whole kitchen thing - stove, fuel, windscreen, pot, etc. Are you really going to carry two shel...

In GEAR » PCT 2015 hopefuls- shelters
May 11, 4:46pm

Re: Big Changes Coming to PCT Route in CA
In 10 or 20 years......maybe.

In On the Web » Big Changes Coming to PCT Route in CA
May 09, 2:23pm

Re: X-pole for DW 2P
@Peter: Is the process for shelters anything like headnets? Bob

In GEAR » Tarptent Moment DW 2P
May 08, 4:59pm

Re: Tent Tech
The Tarptent website claims 52 oz. total weight for the Double Moment (DW) 23.5 oz. Inner tent (Henry + Franco's opinion) 4.0 oz. End struts (website) 37.0 oz. Fly + arch pole (Franc...

In GEAR » Tent Tech
May 04, 7:58am

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