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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Winter Clothing System
I’m no expert, but a recent poster in these forums had a specific experience in the mountains, which beats theory any day, IMHO. I edited it slightly, so I am just paraphrasing: I wen...

In GEAR » WInter Clothing System
September 26, 5:56pm

What's Next?
Unsupported to the South Pole wearing only shorts and a T-shirt (GoLite, of course)?

In Post-Trip Reports » Skurka Finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 13, 6:23pm

Nets on top of tents
Re: "I was imagineering out loud of course (still am)." Good job, because small hammocks have in fact been used for decades at Everest's North Col and other places. Both old and new...

In GEAR » Which tents under 3kg will take 100km/h winds from any direction?
September 12, 6:03pm

Winter snow camping
Re: "If you go snow camping, I recommend that you go with a group." Yes, yes and yes. Also, take classes and read books. Mr. Beginner, who doesn’t know a cornice from iced corn, hap...

In Winter Hiking » Winter hiking FAQ?
September 07, 3:56pm

BPL Hoody
To protect my BPL merino Hoody, I used a few stitches to hold on a patch of Gorilla Tape on each shoulder, and I like the way it protects it. DISCLAIMER: They pay me to NOT post on this site, but ...

In GEAR » Durability of BPL UL Merino under Pack Straps
August 30, 8:32pm

No Guiding Light II
In Stock. Ships from and sold by GearX. http://www.amazon.com/Black-Diamond-Guiding-4-Person-4-Season/dp/B000FBBJWC http://www.thefind.com/sports/browse-black-diamond-guiding-light-tent: Found...

In GEAR » Shelter for Denali
August 24, 6:46pm

No Guiding Light?
Re: "No guiding light." In Stock: Free shipping on orders over $50! (limited to lower 48 US states) http://www.prolitegear.com/black_diamond_guiding_light.html Price: $599.95 Sale Pric...

In GEAR » Shelter for Denali
August 24, 6:17pm

Shelter for Denali
This from an owner of the Bibler Bombshelter (Four interior poles intersect seven times for maximum strength, and two attached vestibules provide covered entries and room for everyone's gear. ...

In GEAR » Shelter for Denali
August 20, 8:41pm

Bear attack
Re: "You have to kill instantly to stop a charging bear!" I'm no expert, but I seem to recall that some hunters deliberately aim for the chest / shoulder in the case of a charging be...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 1 dead, 2 injured in Montana bear attack
July 29, 6:00pm

Step cutting?
Re: Ice axe, "1 per group for step cutting belayed snow gully crossings." David, could you expand on that a little?

In Gear Lists » adding gear for mountaineering?
July 27, 8:19pm

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