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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Plastic Boots
I'm no expert, but my impression is that stiff, double plastic boots with overboots are obsolete. The La Sportiva Olympus Mons are not like the old Koflach plastics, they are made of high-tech...

In Philosophy & Technique » why do you need heavy, stiff double plastic boots and insulated overboots for winter mountaineering?!!
April 21, 10:07pm

Flat, frozen bags
For What It's Worth (not much since there are few details): “After the exhausting bout (the cold, black ice was brittle and very hard to penetrate) we stopped atop a large snow mushroom and u...

In GEAR » Is humidity/fog enough to completely collapse down loft?
April 07, 9:33pm

Too light and too heavy
On Robert Falcon Scott's backpacking trip to the South Pole, his food load was too light, the weight of his sledges and other gear was too heavy, and his skill set was too weak.

In Philosophy & Technique » When have you gone too light?
March 13, 8:58pm

Re: "Wolverines!"
Re: "...driving all the pest bears to Nevada. A win-win :-)" Please don't send any more bears to those of us in Nevada. Just the other day I was telling my young nephew how this old...

In Other Activities » Wolverines!
March 05, 5:47pm

More heat at altitude?
Richard, I am no expert, but if you're saying the body produces more heat at alititude, that doesn't feel right to my subjective gut feelings. "After mixing with water vapour and expi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bag warmth vs. Altitude @ same temp.
February 08, 11:27pm

Another Variable?
Is it possible that it is more difficult for the body to oxidize food in a low-oxygen environment, and thus more difficult to generate heat, the higher the altitude? In the early 1980s, John Roske...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bag warmth vs. Altitude @ same temp.
February 08, 8:55pm

Sub 2 lb hike
Being a multi-faceted genius, I read it once and committed it to my photographic memory, then re-typed it. P.S., I also sell land in the desert that I guarantee will become waterfront property whe...

In GEAR » Why Are We Even Still Here? was "A Very Thorough MYOG Site"
January 24, 8:34pm

Sub 2 lb hike
Re: "(That is one of the things I was looking for and still have not found it)" Is this what you were looking for? Sub 2-lb Gear List Final - - 13 Oct 2006 Weather range for the ne...

In GEAR » Why Are We Even Still Here? was "A Very Thorough MYOG Site"
January 24, 6:55pm

Expedition Ideas
Ultra-light to the South Pole?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Skurka looking for expedition ideas
December 30, 1:55pm

Polish Glacier
A climb in the 2006-2007 season: “I think it was around 0 deg F at camp2, which wasn't too bad when not windy. I brought an Alaskan sleeping bag, which was overkill, and I didn't zip it u...

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua Gear List?
December 22, 11:00pm

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