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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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Baa, baa black sheep
Is my alcohol-ravaged brain playing tricks on me again, or do some Arab Bedouins have wool tents and wear black wool clothing, some Bedouins use white, some thick wool, some thin?

In GEAR » Layering observation
July 06, 7:37pm

5 oz raincoat
I doubt if it can compete with my home-made raincoat, which I made by tying Bald Eagle feathers to nylon mesh underwear. Of course, turkey hunting season is a problem.

In GEAR » New 5 oz raincoat
June 30, 11:20am

New 5 oz raincoat
FWIW, from a magazine review: “The lightest WP/B jacket. Period…. Enter the MH Stimulus ($175)… MH’s 5 oz wunderkind simply ditched the outer fabric and bonded the polyurethane laminate ...

In GEAR » New 5 oz raincoat
June 29, 5:33pm

Bear Deterrent
Re: "I started thinking about all the methods that animals use to deter potential predators, especially insects, the masters of chemical solutions. Some other ideas: 1) camouflage 2) mimicr...

In GEAR » Sub 15 oz bear deterrent...
June 26, 3:06pm

Sternum Cord
On all my packs, including my MLD Revelation, I remove any sternum "straps" because they are never at the level I prefer, often riding up near my throat. I tie a little loop out of orang...

In GEAR » UL pack - need a hipbelt?
June 19, 11:05am

Drug Dealers in Hawaii?
I resist going to Hawaii for fear of drug addicts, dealers, and resentful native Hawaiians, but then, I'm a cowardly little wimp. Maybe I'll send the little wifie to check it out.

In GEAR » Hawaiian beaches, what to sleep in?
June 15, 11:30am

St. Elmo
I have a blow-up St. Elmo doll, is that wrong? P.S., I've heard that the warning against caves applies only to very shallow caves. If you have a cave that goes into the mountain 76.4 feet...

In Philosophy & Technique » High Wind Techniques
June 09, 10:12pm

When I'm caught out in a (an?) electrical storm, I make the little wifie and our ankle biters form a cheer-leader-type pyramid, to attract any thunderbolts. (Does thunder come in bolts?) I sl...

In Philosophy & Technique » High Wind Techniques
June 09, 9:24pm

Wind, Thunderbolts and Lightning
Re: "I'm a sucker for ridgetops ( I like me a fine view). :-)>" Since you're still here, you must have a proven system for avoiding those late-day electrical storms that ...

In Philosophy & Technique » High Wind Techniques
June 09, 7:35am

High Wind
For What It's Worth: I saw a review of the BD Firstlight where the reviewer took two sets of poles when expecting high winds, and used both sets inside the tent simultaneously.

In Philosophy & Technique » High Wind Techniques
June 07, 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