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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

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

Baked ESBIT?
Don't over-think this. I've used Esbit tablets for years. To avoid the stink, leave the tablets in their individual packages and put as many as you need into an OP sack and you're go...

In GEAR » stored ESBIT "odour"
July 05, 6:52pm

Re: Cold oatmeal replacement for quick breakfast
Forget dry cereal; try the PROBAR Meal Bars. Several flavors 3 ounces packs 360 calories 2 of these as you're packing up or walking out of camp = 720 calories. No cereal can match that. h...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cold oatmeal replacement for quick breakfast
July 03, 10:30am

$.91 360 Calorie generic Pro Bar from Winco
3 ounce bar = 360 calories = 120 calories per ounce for only 91 cents...... That's pretty good. I wonder what the shelf life is?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » $.91 360 Calorie generic Pro Bar from Winco
July 01, 1:24am

FS: Red Micro Puff Vest (100g Primaloft) LARGE"
OMG! You rarely see these old Micropuff vests. They are absolutely fabulous; I own 2 of them - a black medium and a blue XL. Someone needs to jump on this before I wind up a 3rd vest. ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Red Micro Puff Vest (100g Primaloft) LARGE
June 30, 2:57pm

Gentlemen, take note. Forty-Two years of marriage have proven the wisdom espoused. I don't care HOW heavy it is, my backpack ALWAYS contains dark chocolate when my wife hikes with me. It is the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » secrets out...
June 29, 5:44pm

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