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All Forum Posts by Bob Bankhead

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Ran into a lost hiker...
Jim: Thanks for not interfering with the Gene Pool's attempt to cleanse itself. as the old saying goes, "You can lead a horse to water, but...."

In Post-Trip Reports » Ran into a lost hiker...
January 21, 11:17am

Appropriate? Inappropriate? Neutral? Definitely on topic and BPL-relevant ..... and a fair amount of fun with the right partner. Do they make SUL condoms?

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 17, 8:53pm

BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
Let there be peace and respect, brethern.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 09, 4:24pm

BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
from a general BPL email today: ".....we are aware that some distasteful advertisements are being served by a third party advertising server at the website. If you discover these ads, pleas...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 09, 12:26pm

Ice axe
The point being made is this - MATCH YOUR GEAR TO THE TRIP AND YOUR SKILL LEVEL. Err on whichever side of caution (or pack weight) makes you the most comfortable, but don't blame someone ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 04, 12:15pm

Re: Support BPL?
As a Life Member, it's easy to turn off the ads once you've logged in to BPL. Go to MY BPL and select HIDE ADS. Done! If you sign off BPL, you'll have to repeat this when you s...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ad blocker for mobile devices
January 03, 10:20am

Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
Before deciding, think about what happens if Yellowstone erupts.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
January 02, 5:48pm

Yogi's PCT Handbook
One of the big risks with re-supplying locally as you go is the uncertainty of inventory levels. Just because everyone says they were always able to get fuel at location X does not mean location...

In GEAR » Is Yogi's PCT Handbook worth buying?
December 26, 5:03pm

Long distance planning ....
Like the man said, "It depends"; what is the best use of your time and money? Packing all your boxes ahead of time and arranging for someone to ship them to you on a pre-arranged sche...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Long distance planning ....
December 21, 1:10pm

Moss and BD tents
Nope. It's made from pure UNOBTAINIUM Totally waterproof Breathes like Egyptian cotton Weightless Able to pass unharmed through a black hole Repels all forms of animal pests, inc...

In Gear Swap » FS: Rab, Patagonia Jackets, Winter tents, snowshoes, AT binding
December 19, 6:11pm

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