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Small thermometer
There are some times waking up in the mountains, you really don't want to know. Just get your tail out of bed, pack up, and hit the trail. There are similar times in the desert (anywhere bet...

In GEAR » Packable Min/Max Thermometer
February 21, 5:46pm

Re: MYOG Cuben Gatewood Cape (how to pattern?)
You might want to consider the new Deschutes Tarp by Six Moon Designs. It comes out soon. In Cuben, it's 7 ounces and larger than the Gatewood Cape. "In the 1st Quarter 2014, we...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben Gatewood Cape (how to pattern?)
February 21, 10:14am

backup fire starter?
Always, but then, I live and hike in the often soggy Pacific NW. I carry 2 BIC lighters plus a waterproof match case with a mix of strike anywhere and REI storm matches. I've found it is ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
February 20, 10:07pm

NB is infamous for suddenly discontinuing what seem to be successful items. Or as any American woman instinctively knows...... if you find shoes or pants that fit you well and make you look an...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance MT910V1 and MT910V1GTX Trail Shoes Review
February 20, 4:58pm

The CAFFIN tents come
@Roger: check your PMs.

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
February 20, 4:53pm

How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?
Socks are a part of my sleeping system, so I carry one pair restricted to use in my sleeping bag. I also usually carry two pairs of hiking socks, which I rotate every 2 hours if going mostly uph...

In GEAR » How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?
February 18, 6:52pm

duralite 3/ultralite 2- frogtoggs
Both are known to blow out crotch seams in the pants with little effort. Order one size larger than normal for pants only.

In GEAR » Rainshield versus frogtoggs ultralite 2 versus other
February 12, 4:37pm

Esbit tablets require a continual flame to be applied for several seconds in order to light them. That means a match (can be hard to do in bad weather and/or high wind) or a BIC-type lighter. I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 1:10pm

Ibex Hooded Indie
FANTASTIC BASE LAYER! 195 grams/square meter 18.5 micron 100% Merino wool 8.8 ounces Colors and sizes on sale: MEN: Cherry Bomb (bright red)....XL only Dark Lagoon (blue).....S, M, XL ...

In Gear Deals » Ibex Hooded Indie
February 11, 12:38pm

Flowcharts for complicated projects
And for the engineers among us (@ Roger)

In Make Your Own Gear » Flowcharts for complicated projects
February 10, 9:05am

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