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Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
There is no one answer to this question. There are simply too many variables involved. Weather Temperature trail conditions - good trail or bushwacking topography (up, down, or level? how muc...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
December 18, 2:34pm

Are pants really necessary on the PCT?
Necessary? The answer depends on how tough you are. Pants Pros: - sun protection without greasy sunscreen which sucks up trail dirt like a sponge - abrasion protection (lots of trailside bru...

In GEAR » Are pants really necessary on the PCT?
December 17, 12:12am

Re: groundsheet
+1 for Adventure Medical's Survival Blanket. http://www.adventuremedicalkits.com/survival/shelter/survive-outdoors-longer-survival-blanket.html It comes in 2 sizes. I use the larger one...

In GEAR » Ground Sheets
December 16, 9:24pm

Re: WTB: Nunatak Arc A.T.
Nunatak has one on their Sale page: Arc AT size m/l, black 1.7 Epic shell, new. $269 http://nunatakusa.com/site07/main_pages/sale_page_nunatak.htm

In Gear Swap » WTB: Nunatak Arc A.T.
December 14, 4:03pm

Re: Best choice among the UL hooded down jackets?
Read this comparison of 15 of the best http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Down-Jacket-Reviews

In GEAR » Best choice among the UL down jackets?
December 12, 1:50pm

Puffy jackets survey completed
read this http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Down-Jacket-Reviews

In GEAR » Puffy jackets survey completed
December 12, 1:49pm

Re: Avoid losing your tent stakes by permanently attaching your guy lines to them...
And how do you intend to keep them from puncturing your tarp when it is stored and/or carried? While I understand your concern (and I've foolishly lost/walked away from stakes myself a few t...

In GEAR » Avoid losing your tent stakes by permanently attaching your guy lines to them...
December 12, 1:40pm

Re: THE PCT... FOR ME?
"I have this upcoming summer of 2014 completely off." Lucky you! You need to specify the date range encompassed by that in order for readers to give you informed comments. No matter ...

In Philosophy & Technique » THE PCT... FOR ME?
December 09, 5:28pm

Re: Esbit fuel question
Esbit tablets are like candles - blow them out and relight them at will. Legally speaking, Esbit tablets must be shipped exactly like any other stove fuel - ground only, labeled ORM-D.

In GEAR » Esbit fuel question
December 09, 10:05am

Dehydrated water comes a step closer to reality?
This guy is on to something. One liter of water absorbed into 10 grams of this stuff. Think of the possibilities! Only one little problem left to solve. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ar...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrated water comes a step closer to reality?
December 07, 9:17am

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