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Cuben Alphamini
From the pictures at Oware, it looks like there are no vents whatsoever. Is this supposed to be a sweat lodge, like the Native Americans used?

In GEAR » New Bozeman Mountain Works Oware Cuben Alphamini shelter!
October 18, 9:16pm

In addition to the books previously mentioned, I really enjoy watching Jeff Lowe's video on Alpine Ice, and his 2-video set on Waterfall Ice. The WI set is way more advanced, however, than cas...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Axe length vs weight savings
October 09, 10:20pm

Reliable source?
Trust me, I have documentary evidence to prove that my facts are 100% accurate. Unfortunately. He's had an operation on one shoulder, and faces an operation on the other.

In GEAR » Does NUNATAK need help?
October 05, 2:04pm

Does NUNATAK need help?
A rumor on the grapevine has it that Tom at NUNATAK is suffering from residuals of an auto accident that is making doing his job very difficult. I know it's none of my business, but is it even...

In GEAR » Does NUNATAK need help?
October 04, 8:18pm

Re:Re: Loft
Re: " (I have one of each hanging in my bedroom.)" 2.5" loft bags, or balls?

In GEAR » What's the benefit of synthetic?
September 21, 5:40pm

Re:Re: Internal Guys
Thanks for your help! Something like that is a lot better than sitting up trying to hold a tent together with your hands and feet. (P.S., you blokes from below the Equator may not have heard, but...

In Winter Hiking » Best lightweight winter tent?
September 18, 6:45pm

Internal Guys
Roger, before Black Diamond bought his company, Todd Bibler more or less invented the tent design where you push one long pole into the the the tent door, stick it into a reinforced back corner, be...

In Winter Hiking » Best lightweight winter tent?
September 18, 12:47pm

Internal Guys?
I have a question about internal guys (not couch potatoes, I mean those cords inside a tent.) Would such a system help firm up a BD or Bibler tent in a severe storm?

In Winter Hiking » Best lightweight winter tent?
September 17, 6:32pm

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

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