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Bob Bankhead (wandering_bob) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Moonlight Tent
Every experienced hiker knows that the very best (fill in your choice of gear) is made of that rarest of elements, UNOBTAINIUM. Accordingly, we are stuck with whatever the manufacturers use as ...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 24, 4:07pm

First Solo Trip! — "Eagle Creek Without a Curfew"
Congratulations. That's one of several loop hikes available out of the Eagle Creek parking lot. You actually left the Eagle Creek trail about ½ mile past 7 mile camp. The Eagle Creek trail ...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Solo Trip! — "Eagle Creek Without a Curfew"
May 19, 9:07pm

Dean Potter dies in yosemite
Sad, but a good example of ......

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 18, 8:35am

Re: Pockets? You don't need no stinkin' pockets!
to illustrate David's "point":

In GEAR » I'm ashamed of you, BPL'ers
May 05, 5:43pm

12 days of food in a Bearikade Weekender?
I suppose it all depends on how much and what you're eating for those 3 days, but I'd say "no, you couldn't get 12 day's worth of normal hiker food into even the larger Bearika...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 12 days of food in a Bearikade Weekender?
April 07, 8:13pm

Cliff collapse leaves 1 dead Pt Reyes
A real tragedy, but an avoidable one. Life lesson: Don't ignore warning signs.

In Philosophy & Technique » Cliff collapse leaves 1 dead Pt Reyes ... got me thinking about other cliffs
March 23, 11:42am

Dividing gear with significant other
However you elect to do it, try not to divide systems you both will need to use (shelter, cooking, etc.). Couples do get separated occasionally, and having the tent but not the poles and stakes, or...

In GEAR » Dividing gear with significant other
March 19, 8:51pm

Mukluks for my wife's cold feet at night
Nunatak down booties. 3.75 to 8 ounces.

In Make Your Own Gear » Mukluks for my wife's cold feet at night
March 13, 6:19am

Permit legality when resupplying
Permits allow you to leave and re-enter the trail system within the start and end dates on said permit. Do yourself a big favor and get a PCTA permit (must be for 500 miles minimum) so you don'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Permit legality when resupplying
March 12, 11:21am

Sierra Nevada route for wife's first time
This is the route I used with my wife a few years ago. Start from Tuolumne Meadows, go up Lyle Canyon, and over Donahue Pass to Thousand Island Lake. From there, take either the JMT or the less tra...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Nevada route for wife's first time?
March 10, 10:09pm

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