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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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No arrest on ice
From Jeff Lowe's video series on ice climbing: "No one can self arrest on ice."

In GEAR » Learning how to use an ice axe this winter near Asheville
August 12, 3:47pm

World's lightest tent?
From John Abela’s gear lists: “ZPacks Hexamid Pocket Tarp 8.606 oz With bug net and stuffsack” [I think he may have special ordered a mesh sewn onto the “emergency” tarp called a “Po...

In GEAR » Tarp + Bivy weight savings, what am I missing?
August 12, 3:42pm

Squat on foam under a tarp or inside a tent?
Aaron said: “How is setting up a tent and getting in supposed to help you in lightning? You keep moving.” Previously, Hobbes said: “…lay out a CCF pad & assume "the position&qu...

In Gear Lists » What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (this is how you do it)
August 08, 3:48pm

Why short to long socks?
In the start photo, both are wearing short socks. In the finish photo, one is wearing long socks. Are those support socks? Anti-scratch socks?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New JMT Speed Record
August 06, 3:42pm

David Chenault: watched him naked while wearing his pack?
I'm no expert, but can you really tell his pack is too small unless you (1) see him naked while wearing the pack or (2) feel under his pack hip belt while he's wearing it? I don't real...

In Gear Lists » What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (this is how you do it)
August 06, 1:16pm

Just climb the East Face
No crowds there. Or, climb the south face of Lhotse, drop down to the South Col at 10:00 PM, top out on E, then drop down to the North Col. Or, climb straight up the North Face. If you can't...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » This is why climbing Everest is stupid.
July 29, 3:03pm

Dumb me
I was thinking of my Bone Flat shirts. I don't THINK they have it on the outside. I forgot about the two locations on the pants. But it was a funny visual image.

In GEAR » Pants or no pants for those who run HOT
July 14, 7:47pm

Is Nick bow-legged?
The mesh on the RailRiders runs along the inside of the legs. Nick must have Extreme Bowleggedness :) Love my Bone Flats.

In GEAR » Pants or no pants for those who run HOT
July 14, 6:06pm

Randall Udall is missing on a hike
Randall Udall, well known outdoorsman / environmentalist, failed to return from a backpacking trip out of Elkheart Park trailhead, Wyoming. He was expected to be out of the mountains this past Wedn...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Randall Udall is missing on a hike
July 02, 2:14pm

Boreas compresses billowing
One odd aspect of the Boreas that I like is that, unlike a wind shirt, it compresses the billowing, flapping, whipping, and air-pumping out of my RailRiders BoneFlats sun shirt. I like that billow...

In GEAR » Rab Zephyr
June 27, 2:07pm

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