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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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Re: "I'm a little less confident about plunging the carbon fiber shaft spike into the snow to help when carrying this in my uphill hand." I tried a little of this self-belay techniqu...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Care & Feeding of a ULA Helix Ice Axe
April 19, 6:47am

Re: "But when it gets really cool- especially when hiking at night, I'll have to rely on that Cocoon pullover. I have hiked in it but never for long periods...I might have a hard time find...

In Gear Lists » Doug's Sub-4 Gear List
April 17, 5:59pm

UL climbing gear
I'm not an expert, but I have a collection of 'Accidents in North American Mountaineering' and you don't hear about the thousands of safe climbs. I would say only a "few,"...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Dilemma
April 05, 9:05pm

UL climbing gear
Re: "Many climbers/mountaineers don't carry a bag during some phases of the climb due to the weight, and are not aware of UL principles." I have a very minor nit to pick with that st...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Dilemma
April 03, 11:16am

Pack for climbing
Re: "What is lightweight, takes punishment and not void of features for hanging climbing gear?" If price is not a factor, have you checked out the Wild Things Andinista? The version mad...

In Gear Lists » "Winter" Northern Presidential Traverse Gear List
March 28, 11:27pm

Nice waist pack!
Jhaura: Thanks for the tip. I'm gonna get me one of them thar extry special light-wate beauties!

In GEAR » Do you pack your “survival essentials” on you rather than in your pack?
March 27, 5:09pm

Survival Essentials
I'm not an expert, but I would ADD: a hooded raincoat and a hooded fleece or down jacket. I would SUBTRACT: "Pencil and Waterproof Note Paper 10’ blaze orange trail marking tape Mag...

In GEAR » Do you pack your “survival essentials” on you rather than in your pack?
March 26, 11:44pm

Polarguard quilt
Re:"One might consider contacting Nunatak to see if they'd consider a custom quilt as well." I asked that very question 4 or 5 months ago as part of my purchasing a pair of mukluks (...

In GEAR » Polarguard/Synthetic Quilt
March 21, 9:34pm

Re: "How about wiping off the threads with an alcohol pad after drying with a cloth?." I like that idea. An even tastier option might be to use a little Jack Daniels. And when the litt...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 21, 8:09am

I admit to vast ignorance on this matter, but I question the correctness of using a phrase like a "lethal dose," and I question the wisdom of comparing a living, growing organism to the c...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 20, 6:47pm

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