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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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Trango S EVO
Anyone who occasionally slashes one boot with the crampons of the other boot is like the sky diver who occasionally forgets to deploy his or her parachute, in my arrogant opionion (IMAO). More pra...

In Editor's Roundtable » La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot REVIEW
February 09, 4:45pm

Trango S EVo
Few people nowadays seem to use supergaiters, but what intrigues me is the possibility of making your own SUL supergaiter. Instead of a rubber rand, you could, perhaps, permanently glue the bottom...

In Editor's Roundtable » La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot REVIEW
February 08, 6:40pm

Would you walk past?
Not only am I a self-serving dink, I teach my children to be the same way. I have a running philosophical battle with that Do-Gooder, Bleading Heart, PJ, as a previous post of mine demonstrates: &...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Would you walk past?
February 06, 6:35pm

MLD has some problems
I ordered an MLD "Revelation" pack this morning and it will ship within the week. I ordered it on the web, then checked the box saying I would call in my card number. I talked to Ron Be...

In Gear Deals » MLD has some problems
February 05, 11:35am

Would you walk past?
You know me so well. The problem is, even with my ruthless attitude, I'm not vicious enough to get into politics.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Would you walk past?
February 04, 3:25pm

Miserable Environment
The most Miserable Environment that my soft, tender body can endure is a warm-sand-beach to warm-sand-beach hike around Lake Tahoe in July.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Miserable Environment: The Worst Conditions?
February 04, 3:21pm

Clothing Layer for 10 - 25
My main concern is having full-length, completely separating zips on the pants, so over silk-weight Capilene long pants I wear: Marmot DriClime (not PreCip) windpants, then when not moving I add Pa...

In Winter Hiking » Clothing Layers for 10 - 25 degrees
January 31, 6:41pm

UL 8000 M boots
A dim memory just floated up out of my alcohol-ravaged brain: Vern Tejas wearing big, floppy, homemade boots on Denali in the video, "Expedition Denali." It looks like he's about to ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » UL 8000meters BOOTS
January 30, 10:36am

Would You Walk Past?
The next time I run into this situation, I think I will save the life of every Super Concientious Uber Self Sacrificing person who comes after me by packing snow onto the face of the incapacitated ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Would you walk past?
January 29, 10:00pm

Lost Camper Found
Use your Rambo knife to get some dry fuel from underneath a downed, rotten log where the rain has not yet soaked in, build a leafy lean-to, start a fire inside the lean-to, near the opening, and c...

In On the Web » Lost Camper Found
January 21, 10:17pm

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