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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Favorite Packs
Re: "I need to carry about 20kgs (45#s) on some 8000m peak trips." There are only 14 8,000 m peaks on the planet, and although I'm no expert, I would guess that if you can affor...

In GEAR » Favorite Packs of the UL crowd?
June 06, 7:21pm

Sharp Things
Re: "But what happens when your arm is caught in between a fallen boulder and a rock wall miles away from anyone else and you have no way of escaping unless you are willing to perform an amput...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Knives and Other Sharp Things
May 24, 7:05pm

Reeding, Righting, Etc
I'm not allowed to actually hike: they roll me along like they did Anthony Hopkins in "Silence of the Lambs."

In Philosophy & Technique » reading and writing on UL trips
May 18, 11:25pm

Readn, Wrtn, and Rythmatic
To pass the time, in my head I calculate the gravitional perturbations of my backpack on my cranium, and the perturbations of my cranium on my backpack. (I am a perturbed little man.) I assume a ...

In Philosophy & Technique » reading and writing on UL trips
May 17, 6:37pm

Training Ankles
I recently found a dirt road that helps to strengthen my ankles because it severely tilts as it cuts across a hill. Going up trains one set of side-to-side ankle muscles and tendons, going down tr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training your ankles
May 17, 6:19pm

Norway Equals Crappy Food?
Since I have some Norwegians among my ancestors, I guess it's not too politically incorrect to ask, "Why do those people like the most horrible food on the planet?" Kim Chi tastes be...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How long will jerky stay OK to eat?
April 25, 6:07pm

Rands
http://www.mtntools.com sells super-gaiters, and now seems to make them themselves, so you might get them to sell you just the rands.

In GEAR » New rubber rands for my supergaiters??
April 24, 1:28pm

Ron Bell needs YOU!
In case some readers haven't gotten all the way down to the "Chaff" section, Ron needs your testimonials to help save the UL cottage industries.

In GEAR » Ron Bell needs YOU!
April 22, 11:35am

Film Cannister
I keep my lavender-scented after-shave lotion.

In Multiple Use Gear » An old used film cannister
April 20, 5:38pm

Cuben tarp
I own a Cuben "Cat Bird" tarp from Oware, that I got at a discount because his stitching ran over a little on this one. It's not quite flat, though, it has little, built-in beaks at ...

In GEAR » 5'x8' cuben flat tarp
April 20, 5:27pm

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