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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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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

Steripen
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

Steripen
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

Dr. Phil
“God decided that he would assemble all the people in heaven in a big field. He had all the women stand around the edges of the field, and then He had all the men who were dominated by their wiv...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpackinklight is the Dr.Phil of this era
March 17, 11:09pm

Ray Jardine
Douglas, thanks for the suggestion, but I get the same error message. But don't worry about me, I was about the last one to be able to get back into the Wild Things site, though since their mo...

In GEAR » Why are the Ray Jardine books so expensive?
March 17, 1:13am

Ray Jardine
Douglas: when I clicked on your blog link, I got this message: "Forbidden. You don't have permission to access /campfire/index.shtml on this server. Additionally, a 403 Forbidden...

In GEAR » Why are the Ray Jardine books so expensive?
March 16, 5:21pm

Why Backpacking?
Thanks for your support, George. Finally, someone with some common sense! Inncidentaly, in order to build up my family's resistance to cold, I make them sit up all night, holding the guylines...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why Backpacking?
March 15, 7:55pm

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