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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Eating spoilable food
“He was down to one slice of orange, a few cashews and an ounce of water. The sandwich and tea had turned rancid.” (Cicotello, 57, was stranded on a ledge in No Man's Canyon, in the rugged...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Eating spoilable food
March 17, 6:05pm

Fast and Light...
Re: “My biggest breakthrough was realizing that I can stay warm by moving, and that I can move all day and night if needed.” Even with a broken leg? Even in dense fog? Even after you’ve be...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Winter Travel
March 15, 11:26pm

Fast and Light...
Fascinating report! Personally, I would have brought an extra pair of boot liners, so I could dry one inside my clothes while skiing with the other pair, but I am certainly no expert. I would also...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Winter Travel
March 15, 7:10pm

Not 4 seasons
So true. Actually, it is only a 4th season tent, i.e., winter, or the altitude-generated winter of high mountains.

In GEAR » 620 g 4-season tent
March 07, 11:39pm

620 g 4-season tent
For What It’s Worth: (I have no affiliation with the following): The Cuben fiber (metallic coated CTF-3) Rocket Tent by Brooks-Range Mountaineering is billed as able to handle all four seasons, w...

In GEAR » 620 g 4-season tent
March 07, 6:40pm

Meds for altitude
I admit to being a yellow-bellied coward, but I prefer meds that have passed the FDA formal clinical trials, phase I, II, and III, with subsequent FDA approval. My wimpish attitude is that anythin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » homeopathic "meds" for altitude
March 03, 4:17pm

Saving bag weight
Re: “As to jackets and bags, I think any sleep system should … use the lightest possible sleeping bag; otherwise, you are just carrying more insulation and not utilizing it fully.” Questi...

In GEAR » Using sleeping bag as camp jacket to save weight?
March 03, 4:00pm

Double boots
I'm no expert, but re: "they act like a vapor barrier so you won't need a pair of them and i'd (so does the manufacturer) recommend wearing them with a very thin sock, not a mounta...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » lightweight double boots?
February 23, 7:35pm

Boiled wool mitts
Re: "If I was going to use leather mitten shells I'd use my Dachstein boiled wool mittens as liners." Good luck holding on to an ice axe with that combo. Sadly, I am old enough to o...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Chopper mittens
February 17, 8:35pm

Oahu
I haven't been there, but when planning hikes, do we have to avoid drug growers, and / or native Hawaiians that don't like Mainlanders?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Oahu hiking ideas
February 13, 6:10pm

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