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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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Winter / Expedition System
Someone once wrote: “In cold weather, condensation will tend to collect on the inside of the outer-most layer of fabric where vaporized moisture hits colder temperatures. When using a synthetic ...

In GEAR » Winter/Expedition Sleeping System
August 21, 6:01pm

"washed my parts in gasoline."
Re: "... washed my parts in gasoline." You washed your private parts in gasoline? You are tough, dude!

In Post-Trip Reports » Otis Peak 4-17-08
August 20, 9:23pm

Love for Jackie Paulson
I highly reccommend "Lighten Up" DVD, $5.00 from Gossamer Gear. I've got a crush on Jackie Paulson.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to Start First Time Camping
August 16, 2:20pm

I use my compass (a tiny, magnetized needle) and micro Kevlar@ thread to sew clothing from leaves, if conditions require clothing. In the evening, I sew a shelter from leaves, sort of a gorilla ne...

In GEAR » Compass Recommendations
August 05, 11:17am

Compass Recommendations
My compass is lighter: a magnetized needle, which I put on a tiny stick or leaf and float in a cup of water.

In GEAR » Compass Recommendations
August 03, 9:01pm

Bear attack July 17
"HELENA, Mont. (July 18) -- A bear attacked a person sleeping inside a tent early Thursday, leading authorities to close two campgrounds near Yellowstone National Park. The camper suffered bi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear attack July 17
July 18, 7:05pm

A lot of fountains in Europe squirt water out of the mouths of various creatures. Maybe your carving was designed to be attached above a pipe that spews water, such as the exit from a well pump, m...

In Chaff » Can you identify this carving?
July 13, 4:38pm

Is there dried blood on it, and can a human neck fit in the arc shape? If so, I'd bet it is a beheading tool from the Spanish Inquisition.

In Chaff » Can you identify this carving?
July 13, 1:33pm

Altitude sickness?
It's not as if you're eating pure sugar and water: Breakfast - chicken noodle soup [SALTY] snacks-beef jerky [SALTY] trial mix with star burst mixed in dried fruit snickers lunch - to...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » altitude sickness?
July 13, 1:25pm

The Myth
George: Actually, I meant to say that the number of variables exceeds the number of electron neutrinos in the observable universe, multiplied by the number of muon neutrinos and added to the number...

In GEAR » Debunking the Myth: Quilts AREN’T as Comfortable as a Sleeping Bag
July 11, 5:53pm

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