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Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
All these old wives' tales of methods of warding off crawling things reminds me of the joke about the man who was seen standing on the corner, snapping his fingers. When asked why he did it,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
May 02, 9:43pm

Packing just a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
You will quickly tire of even your most beloved food item if you eat it exclusively and/or constantly on the trail. It will take a bit longer before you simply refuse to eat it no matter what. Your...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packing JUST a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
April 30, 10:02pm

Backpacking with a Newborn
Nick: You and your wife, Fany, did all the heavy lifting for the book - and Flora on the hike. Best wishes with your new careers on the lecture circuit. Hopefully one day there will be an...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking with a Newborn
April 28, 3:40pm

Re: rain gear in Oregon/Washington
+1 Seth I've lived and hiked in OR and WA for 28 years. Your Dry Ducks and umbrella will be fine for OR in August. I'd change to my full-on rain parka and rain pants (lots of wet brush) ...

In GEAR » kimtah rain jacket for PCT hike in Oregon/Washington Aug/Sept
April 25, 10:15am

South San Juan Wilderness info
The southern San Juans contain the Colorado Trail and the CDT. A better place to ask for information might be the CT and CDT forums at and the CT and CDT forums at Whiteblaze.n...

In Gear Swap » Wanted: South San Juan Wilderness info
April 22, 11:48am

Easy Does It, Folks
Each of us has his or her own list of "Best (fill in the blank)" and the companies that make them. This article openly reveals the author's employment background and reflects his opin...

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 16, 11:09am

SMD - Flight 30 SUL?
And once again we return to the crux of the discussion - use the gear for what it was designed to be used for. Ron has clearly stated the purpose for which the Flight30 was designed. Yes, it is ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
April 15, 9:39am

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 3
Nice filming and editing. Should make a good series. On the downside, your background music volume seems significantly louder than the vocal sound level. This makes it tedious to watch as the mu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 3
April 09, 8:41am

Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
John: After the Elemental Horizons addition, could you please post a DL link to the spreadsheet? That way, the user could sort the data by variable of interest. Thanks. Bob P.S...

In GEAR » Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
April 06, 10:41am

NOT out of stock
They have never been IN stock. They are simply taking pre-orders for them. "We're now taking pre-orders for the new Fusion 50 & 65 Liter packs. We should start shipping around Mi...

In GEAR » Six Moon Design Fusion Pack now on website
April 02, 7:51pm

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