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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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Do GU Chomps precisely meter out body fuel?
FWIW: ELIMINATE THE GUESS WORK? On the outside of a package of GU Chomps it says: "This packet will fuel 1 1/2 to 2 hours of activity. Hydrate along the way."

In Post-Trip Reports » My (failed) attempt at a SHR section.
September 11, 4:50pm

RBH VaprThrm sock
I use my RBH VaprThrm socks when I want a vapor barrier layer, with wool socks as an outer layer.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » What socks do you use?
September 11, 3:38pm

Me no red yur repurt
Me ony wach videos, like one about Greenland. Just joking, I read and enjoyed your report. Personally I enjoy written accounts, still photo essays, and videos, like that great one about Greenland.

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip Report: Sequoia-Kings Canyon Great Western Divide Criss-Cross
September 10, 3:20pm

I was thinking of injured Aaron
The following photo of the adventure shows it coming many inches short of the hips. http://www.ultimatedirection.com/images/Product/medium/599_4_.jpg\ Aaron said his injuries don't permit put...

In GEAR » a good fastpack?
September 03, 7:52pm

Does the Arc Slim transfer all its weight to the hips?
Re: “Only thing missing is a little fitness and that 'good fastpack' (for long torsos)...” Have any of you fastpackers checked out the Zpacks Arc Slim? “It is a smaller, slimmed dow...

In GEAR » a good fastpack?
September 03, 1:57pm

Un-button the buttons?
Re; "Botton down shirts don't work for me when hiking hard. Great for travel, but just soggy when I'm going uphill." Have you tried unbuttoning all the buttons on a full-button s...

In GEAR » Ultralight dream clothing, what would you buy
September 02, 2:43pm

Arc Blast reviews
Here's some stuff I found. [8-8-2013]: "I recently completed the Sierra High Route using the Arc Blast. Here are my impressions of the pack. This was the updated pack with 2 horizonta...

In GEAR » PCT backpack
August 29, 1:12pm

Zpacks ground sheets
These have stand-up edges, forming a little bathtub. They're sold sepatately.

In GEAR » Bivy inside a Mid Shelter or Ground Sheet?
August 27, 1:09pm

Does this mark the end of still photography?
On this site's "Post Trip Reports" section, there is a great 4 minute video, labeled "Greenland." Maybe only Art Wolfe will be allowed to publish still photos with the humo...

In GEAR » Does this mark the end of still photography?
August 23, 3:28pm

Lightning protection
I wrote: "...assume the squat on a foam pad under a tarp or inside a tent? In both cases, the shoe soles are providing protection from a lightning hit, but with a squat, the foam pad adds anot...

In Gear Lists » What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (this is how you do it)
August 21, 4:02pm

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