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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Re:Re: Overboots
Matt: You have more experience than I on Denali, and I'm not putting you down, just asking questions. Regarding that Stephenson Warmlite tent, since it has been around for decades, why is it n...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 04, 8:02pm

Official wind chill
Yes, but that is old data. Wikipedia on Wind Chill: “In 2001 the National Weather Service (NWS) implemented the new wind chill index, used by the US and Canadian weather services, which is dete...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 04, 11:36am

Re: Wind Chill
Would there be different wind chill charts for different surfaces? For example, wet cotton would evaporate faster than skin or Gore-Tex, hence the chilling effect attributable to just the wind wou...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 04, 10:37am

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In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 04, 6:35am

Down Suits
Yes, I hear that many Everest climbers have their down suits carried to high camp by Sherpas, and don't actually wear them while actively climbing until the final summit push, because it is too...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 04, 6:32am

Re: Re: Risks
You're right, Scott was great at talking big. He should have been a politician rather than an explorer, where he just winged it. As to leg warmth, what is your opinion of using down suits, wh...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 04, 12:00am

Risks
Roger: They say that fast and light is often safer than slow and heavy, but when you can buy much warmer footwear which is only slightly if any heavier, why risk your toes with flimsy boots? When R...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 03, 9:13pm

Overboots
Matt: What if we modify the thought experiment a little, and it is a balmy zero at the summit, then at the "Football Field" on the way down it is 20 MPH at minus 20. That's colder t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 03, 8:43pm

No Overboots?
I am no expert, but if we do a little thought-experiment, let’s say a person who has no overboots is climbing up Denali, and at Denali Pass it is calm, sunny and a mild 0 degrees F. Then, at the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 03, 4:56pm

Denali Light
Please arrange your next Denali climb so that you get to enjoy a 10-day blizzard at the 17,200 high camp, so I can really feel confidant in your gear set-up.

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
August 29, 2:35pm

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