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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Remember the film of the two climbers where one of them had to cut the rope? The guy who got out of the crevasse didn't try to walk or crawl. He turned around backward and scooted out on his ...

In GEAR » Emergency shelter with lower extremity injury
April 14, 12:41am

Glue scouring pads to shoes?
Re: "Traction is provided by a thick scouring pad-like sole." (Japanese shoes) Is it possible to glue and / or tie actual scouring pads to dedicated wet-rock shoes, ususlly carried in ...

In GEAR » minimalist shoes with good traction on wet and dry rocks?
March 30, 5:57pm

Down hat
My Black Rock is NOT windproof, plus it tends to get knocked off and misplaced with all that cold weather gear, so I've eliminated it. Hoods on hoodys never get lost. I start with a very thin...

In GEAR » UL at -20F?
March 04, 1:10pm

Shell over down
Because of the difficulty of covering down parkas, I don’t use my down items until it is so cold that it can’t rain, only snow, but then, I am no expert. I use compact layers like long johns u...

In GEAR » Shell to go over a down parka with 13.5oz of down
February 26, 6:11pm

Bear Grylls
Yes, everything Bear still sells. (Actually, his "flint" striker is gigantic and weighs a ton. A better use of the weight, I would guess, is a block of magnesium with a mini Ferro ceriu...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
October 27, 4:51pm

The ligtning squat?
When under a surprise lightning storm, some people say to find the safest spot you can, then put down a closed cell foam pad, put your feet on that, then loweer your body into a squat. This gets y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ralph Burgress' Unsupported SOBO JMT Record
August 04, 3:13pm

“…a Nanopuff and tights with rain gear and an emergency blanket over the top is plenty of insulation for survival.” Which emergency blanket would you take?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ralph Burgress' Unsupported SOBO JMT Record
August 03, 4:45pm

What tent?
A Black Diamond Firstlight will be warmwer than a Zpacks Hexamid.

In GEAR » Quilt for Mt. Whitney high camp
July 24, 2:01pm

Try a baby buggy filled with ice
FWIW: (Wikipedia) “In 2001, Marshall Ulrich was the first runner to complete the "Badwater Quad", consisting of two back-to-back Death Valley 300s for a total of four consecutive Badwat...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 15, 3:10pm

Joe uses the mesh like a bowstring
Joe is either crazy or a genius. The bend in his frame does not conform to the bends in the user's body, but JUST THE OPPOSITE! Crazy, huh? You crank down on the left side of the mesh, and i...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 07, 9:38pm

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm