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MLD mitts
Contact MLD directly. If you seam-sealed the seams as directed and have not damaged the eVent, they should not be leaking.

In GEAR » How do I re-waterproof eVent MLD Rain Mitts ?
January 02, 12:52pm

Flying With Trekking Poles - TSA Response
A proposal was made early this year to allow many previously forbidden items (ski poles, hockey and Lacrosse sticks, pocket knives) to be carried through security and onto domestic flights. I asked...

In GEAR » Flying With Trekking Poles - TSA Response
December 23, 12:30am

Re: Clowns

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Disabling ANNOYING Animated Avatars?
December 21, 11:05am

Re: Single person 3-season shelter for rainy environment
Definitely look at Six Moon Designs' shelters - either the 11 oz. Gatewood Cape (shelter + poncho) or its 13 oz. shelter-only twin, the Wild Oasis. Both are floorless, shaped tarps, so the enti...

In GEAR » Single person 3-season shelter for rainy environment
December 19, 11:19am

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. 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

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

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

Puffy jackets survey completed
read this

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

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