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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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Re: Igloos and lean-tos
Re: "In BC we walk on 10-20 feet of snow by the end of winter; you would have to dig down a long way to find your lean-to!" For areas of the world that get a super amount of snow, you co...

In Editor's Roundtable » Grand Shelters Icebox Igloo Building Tool REVIEW
December 10, 4:40pm

Re: 600 mile shoes
Well, considering they were downhill ski boots when you started, there doesn't seem to be much left. Seriously, I love my Pro trail shoes because the little flare-out around the heel prevents a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Alone
December 07, 6:02pm

Roman Dial's shoes
Judging from his Avatar photo, Mr. Dial is hinting to his employer that he doesn't make enough to buy new laces. If that doesn't work for him, maybe we can take up a collection for some Kevlar laces?

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Alone
December 06, 6:21pm

Re: Pro-wool
Maybe if a member's rank drops below a cerain level, the BPL Swat Team should kidnap him or her and send them to the Lumberjack All Wool Slave Labor camp, where they work all day dressed in wooly l...

In GEAR » Bias in writing
December 05, 6:44pm

Re: Half-bag / pants
Perhaps the greatest advantage of going through the hassle of converting pants to a half-bag is not to keep your body warmer, but to avoid waking up to your water container a solid brick of ice, yo...

In Multiple Use Gear » Half-Bag / Insulated Pants
December 04, 11:07am

Re: Gorilla balaclava
Re: "I have the older Moonlite Pile version of the OR Gorilla Balaclava (3.8 oz), and it is really useful." I also own that model, but what I usually end up using is a neoprene face mask, usually s...

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 03, 6:02pm

Log lean-to
If you did without the tarp, and made the lean-to very stealthy and hidden away, perhaps you could build a permanent private hut system. I often channel the spirit of "Lucy," the Australopithicus a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Grand Shelters Icebox Igloo Building Tool REVIEW
December 02, 8:43am

Re Will's: "Also, it would not support very much snow." Very true for a flat tarp. On Denali they use pyramid tarps for better snow shedding. However, they don't really trust them, since they sleep...

In Editor's Roundtable » Grand Shelters Icebox Igloo Building Tool REVIEW
December 01, 5:53pm

Half an igloo?
I wonder how well this machine would build half an igloo, no dome, with an UL tarp strung a foot above the top of the "snow fort"? A bit like the cook tents often used on Denali. This would breathe...

In Editor's Roundtable » Grand Shelters Icebox Igloo Building Tool REVIEW
December 01, 10:12am

Re: Stink
My Daddy used to say, "Clean mind, clean body, choose one!" I chose a clean mind.

In GEAR » Going Wool? share your knowledge
November 30, 8:40pm

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