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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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Ice Axe history
I'm no expert, but www.grivel.com says: "In The years between the two world wars saw an advance in the technical use of crampons, reducing the length and weight of the ice-axes without ma...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » recent deaths in the climbing world
September 06, 5:01pm

6 freeze
Thanks for the more detailed newspaper reports. I wouldn't blame the Japanese culture for all the problems, although I don't doubt that blind obedience is a strong current in that culture....

In Chaff » 6 freeze to death in 46* F weather
July 19, 9:58pm

6 freeze to death in 46* F weather
The temperature in the area was around 46 degrees Fahrenheit, lower than the usual 51 degrees Fahrenheit, it said. The Kyodo News agency said at least six hikers died of hypothermia. The weather...

In Chaff » 6 freeze to death in 46* F weather
July 17, 7:58pm

TRT
Good try! Every litlle bit of knowledge you pick up by actually getting hands on, and feet on, experience gives you an advantage for next time. Thomas Edison considered an experiment with a light...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Tahoe Rim Trail Unsupported
July 03, 6:01pm

Trekking poles
FWIW, Wikipedia: “Compared to regular walking, Nordic walking involves applying force to the poles with each stride. Nordic walkers use more of their entire body (with greater intensity) and rec...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trekking poles - All in the Head?
June 11, 6:15pm

TRT Gear List 09
Re: Tahoe rain: this morning, I took a walk along the Nevada side of Tahoe, the trail running several hundred feet inland of the lake. As it has for the last several days, clouds began building up...

In Gear Lists » TRT Gear List 09
June 03, 9:56pm

TRT Gear List 09
Re: Roger Caffin’s statement that he never steps into the wilderness without a compass, neither do I since I have one of those small, spherical compasses on the lanyard I wear around my neck. It...

In Gear Lists » TRT Gear List 09
June 03, 1:24am

ZPacks Blast 18
Re: stuffing a sleeping bag: I agree it will become more like a ball than when it has plywood in it. But, it won't entirely lose it's 18 X 18 X 2 shape. Right this second I am looking at ...

In Editor's Roundtable » ZPacks Blast 18 Backpack Review
May 20, 3:49pm

ZPacks Blast 18
Mr. Valesko, Re: circles and rectangles: I'm sorry, I'm not getting a clear visual image of what you described. (PS, I have nothing against you or your packs, and I have no bias in favor ...

In Editor's Roundtable » ZPacks Blast 18 Backpack Review
May 20, 3:06pm

ZPacks Blast 18
Re: "In response to Robert Tangen- There is no such thing as a "rectangular" or "tubular" frameless pack. The shape of the pack is entirely determined by what you put in i...

In Editor's Roundtable » ZPacks Blast 18 Backpack Review
May 20, 10:38am

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