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All Forum Posts by Bob Bankhead

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Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 16
Best wishes to her for a speedy recovery. Maximum kudos to two wonderful parents for taking the kids on the adventure of their lives. The lessons they will learn about each other, themselves, a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 16
October 02, 10:58pm

does anyone hike with their partner and carry two instead of one cook kit?
My wife and I have 2 different cook kits, depending on need. For solo use: 0.9L Evernew pot and its Caldera Cone + 1 Esbit tablet per cooked meal For both of us: 1.3L Evernew pot and its Cald...

In GEAR » does anyone hike with their partner and carry two instead of one cook kit?
October 02, 5:36pm

High Altitude Test Chart
Neither, Ralph. Your cultured, educated, sensitive side is showing, that's all. You will make a great husband for some lucky cultured, educated, sensitive, and refined UL backpacking lady!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SpO2 levels on whitney
September 22, 11:32am

Re: Re: Mental status test with no aids.
But David has a lot more fun than you do with your color charts! Imagine the memories......

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SpO2 levels on whitney
September 22, 9:41am

Combo
Definitely MSR Groundhogs - the big 6 inch version, not the new minis. In addition, I always carry at least 2 titanium nail stakes. They serve as spares if (or when) one of my groundhogs "w...

In GEAR » Stakes that can take a pounding
September 19, 5:30pm

Supply at VVR or MTR going south
Going south, re-supply at Tuolumne Meadows store, at Reds Meadow store, and at MTR. Why MTR instead of VVR? Because it is only 2 trail days from Reds to VVR and another day to MTR. You also...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 26, 3:30pm

"Vetting hiking partners"
Art: You don't always get to vet your partners beforehand, especially when they're an add-on by another member of your well-vetted group whose judgement you trust. Said member has nev...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding nasty hiking partners...
July 23, 4:55pm

Avoiding nasty hiking partners...
+1 on going solo. If I go with anyone other than my wife, I make sure there is no shared food or gear between us. My kit has everything I need to go solo at any time. I have literally told a ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding nasty hiking partners...
July 22, 10:53pm

skipping TM and VVR and just going to Reds and MTR
And if you get to TM too late for the post office, you can stay overnight in the Backpackers' Campsite in the campground right behind the store/PO. That's a long, often exposed climb out...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » skipping TM and VVR and just going to Reds and MTR
July 11, 12:45pm

Antibiotics
The best way to carry a prescription drug is in the original pharmacy bottle with the label on it. If you re-package the drug for whatever reason, carry a copy of the prescription with you. Pe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emergency drugs?
July 06, 11:34am

All Reader Reviews by Bob Bankhead

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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Beats all I've ever used. I'm a side sleeper, and this thing is a tired, sore, backpacker's dream. Yes, it is WAY heavier than almost any other pad of comperable size, and YES, you do h...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 20, 8:20pm

Orikaso Folding Bowl, Mug
What a joy! I too have the large bowl. No need for a separate cup, which is something of a pain to assemble. The bowl is super durable, very easy to clean; even easier to pack away - just unfold it an...

In Cookware - Other
July 30, 10:28am

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
The Iodine tablets work great, subject to the caveats mentioned. I used them for years before going over to AquaMira. The 2nd step taste eliminator is a big rip-off. Yes, it works. Guess what? Good...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
May 02, 8:48pm

Gossamer Gear NightLight 3/4
I traded in my 3/4 Ridgerest for this one because I'm a side sleeper who rolls around a lot and wanted more "cush" than the RR provides. Well, I got that alright with the extra 1/8th inc...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 26, 1:23pm

MSR - Easton 6" Tent Stake, aircraft aluminum
Very reliable in all but extreme cold, nor would I trust them in snow. I also like not worrying about punching a hole in something in my pack. I carry enough of the blue 6 inchers for the low-str...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 07, 7:13am

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr Bivy Sack
I've long debated the purchase of the zippered version of this bivy. With all due respect, irregardless of excellent design and intent, what good are such things as this item (or even "Jesus Shoes...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
November 25, 10:03pm

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
I spent 45 minutes in the Portland Patagonia store vacillating between the vest and pullover. I settled on the lighter (6 vs. 12 oz), less expensive ($89 vs. $148) vest because I felt it was more vers...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
June 14, 9:27pm