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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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Is ski race relevant?
"Basic Strategy and Pack Weight In 2008, we did a 140-mile route through the Wrangell Mountains starting with 38-pound packs (4.2 days). In 2009 we cut pack weight to 32 pounds, which include...

In Winter Hiking » Advice wanted. Long distance ski mountaineering etc...
April 23, 6:30pm

Coldest temps
Roger: 1. Is there a weather station on Denali's summit? If not, to record a temp someone has to climb up there with a thermometer, which isn't going to happen in January, in the middle of...

In Winter Hiking » Tales of Winter Survival
April 12, 8:31am

Arctic Survival
Re: "Warm, breathable, quick-dry thermals and fleeces must be the only type of clothing worn in the Arctic." I've heard that full suits filled with goose down (not fleece or ther...

In Winter Hiking » Tales of Winter Survival
April 11, 7:41pm

Tights vs. Soft shell pants
I'm no expert, but I've heard that a lot of former tight wearers have switched to wearing either: [warm weather]: long-long shorts, such as Under Armour mesh, 10" shorts or [co...

In GEAR » Where to buy tights?
April 10, 6:08pm

Unsafe bindings
Re: "IMHO baackcountry skis W/O release bindings are unsafe for backcountry use." If you take that position, you just might be entering the zone where Dynafit Alpine Touring bindings (no...

In Winter Hiking » BC ski gear for rugged, mileage focused touring
April 07, 11:19am

Womens panty hose
Does anyone else wear womens' pantyhose AND NOTHING ELSE for lower body warmth? C'mon, gang, are we SUL at any price or are we not SUL at any price? I admit I wear a pair when it is too c...

In Gear Lists » Ultralight generic gear list
April 04, 12:09pm

band o leer
yu rite gud

In GEAR » 24 Hours with the TrailLite Designs Bandoleer Pack
April 03, 12:55pm

Where to buy Ti JetBoil
"Sol Titanium Personal Cooking System – JETBOIL Item...

In GEAR » Titanium JetBoil - The Sol Ti
March 24, 12:14am

JetBoil Sol
It's not just "due" this Spring, it is available for purchase now. Here is what I asked Roger Caffin on 3-20-2011: "Roger, if people have talked about this, sorry, but what'...

In GEAR » Titanium JetBoil - The Sol Ti
March 23, 6:07pm

Steve Barnett alive?
Didn't Steve Barnett write a book on skinny skiing decades ago? Is he still alive? He must be almost as old as me, and I'm amazed that I'm still alive.

In Winter Hiking » Advice on new cross country/backcountry ski set up
March 22, 10:55pm

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