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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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Re: Re: Asics Piranahs
Is there any glue, liquid rubber, epoxy, or other substance one could paint on them to toughen them up? I hate to give up the great fit and extreme light weight of the Piranahs.

In GEAR » Minimalist Footwear Recommendations for Hiking
June 02, 1:04pm

Asics Piranah
I love my Asics Piranahs. Comfy right out of the box. Like Roman Dial, I use Salomons for my 1,000-mile hikes.

In GEAR » Minimalist Footwear Recommendations for Hiking
June 01, 9:32pm

4.5 oz ice axe
I don't believe there is a workable axe that light. I own a "potty trowel" that looks like an ice axe, with a carbon fiber shaft and a titanium pick / adze, and it is better than a s...

In GEAR » Ice axe / crampons for early July JMT
May 24, 11:34pm

Pitching on rock
Re: “If you are camping anywhere in Nunavut, or the NWT, FOR THE MOST PART (not everywhere!), you will need to pitch with rocks. You will not be able to pitch with stakes. See photos of landscap...

In GEAR » Arctic tent
April 07, 8:27pm

Shasta death
Would 14,000 feet be enough to cause a pre-existing aneurism to burst?

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Sad news from Mt Shasta
April 02, 10:31pm

Down Pants
For What It's Worth: Nunatak sells large-size down knickers that weigh 8.5 oz. Full-length large pants weigh 9.5 oz.

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Down Pants: Light, Warm, and Versatile
March 23, 9:35pm

Ski / snow camping
In my non-expert opinion, the best time for this is just about to start: Spring. Days are longer, and avalanche danger is usually less. A 200-foot hill can kill in Winter: “Our best guess was t...

In GEAR » Some notes on ski/snow camping
March 01, 5:40pm

I'm no expert, but you might find the following (from a guide service about Whitney) interesting: "Boots - Due to snow levels and frequent freezing temperatures, mountaineering boots are m...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Light boot for steep snow on Whitney?
February 28, 10:54pm

I'm no expert, but I would carry a VERY small amount of red klister, because there are some snow conditions in which you cannot progress without klister. It will eventually wear off your skis.

In Gear Lists » Alaska-Yukon Expedition: 4,700 miles and 7 months; start in 4 weeks
February 15, 6:41pm

My storm camp
Re: "For some of us who are not terribly flexible, the trench or pit by the front door is good." You speak TRUTH. It's like the difference between eating dinner sitting on a chair, ...

In Winter Hiking » My "storm" camp
January 26, 10:03pm

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