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Re: UL Everest boots
How about taking a pair of Nike Air Max running shoes and replacing the air with hydrogen? Since hydrogen has only one proton per nucleus, this should make the boots very light. However, under no ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » UL 8000meters BOOTS
November 19, 1:42pm

Re: Big challenge
If you find a paraplegic your size, hit him over the head from behind so he can't identify you in court, and steal his full length leg braces, would this allow you to carry a 150 pound pack?

In Philosophy & Technique » Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
November 17, 9:11am

How is Eider duck down?
Is down from the Eider duck more efficient than down from geese? Why? Would it pay to raise Eider ducks as a hobby?

In Make Your Own Gear » down compressibility
November 16, 5:23pm

Backpack to S. Pole?
Speaking of feats comparable to those of Reinhold Messner, has anyone walked to the South Pole without a sled, skis, or wind sail? Maybe that is the next Big Thing? Several people, roped together ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » UL 8000meters BOOTS
November 16, 3:20pm

Re: UL on Everest
In support of your position, at least as to physiology, is Mark Twight's book on fast and light mountaineering, in which he said he was still learning how to adequately fuel his body. He recommend...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » UL 8000meters BOOTS
November 16, 7:51am

Re: UL on Everest
Do you really think there are vast areas of improvement still possible over Messner's attitude, knowledge of his body, and his level of discipline? (I'm not arguing because that level of discipline...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » UL 8000meters BOOTS
November 15, 6:10pm

UL Everest boots
Maybe Bill Fornshell can make you a pair from Cuben Sail Cloth and alveolite foam?

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » UL 8000meters BOOTS
November 10, 10:48am

Your questions
Andrew: As a very young man with time for several careers ahead, have you considered high altitude mountaineering? This field has a long history of going light. Reinhold Messner soloed Everst in ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Your questions needed for new BPL column
November 09, 4:42pm

Re: Nippers
Unlike Dr. Jordan, I don't attach my nippers to a lanyard. Instead, I make the wifie and our little ankle nippers carry all the gear, while I saunter along behind, practicing SUL backpacking.

In GEAR » Neck Lanyard
November 09, 4:25pm

Your questions
Andrew: Have you noticed either that bears cannot or definitely can detect a pack full of Balance Bars? Do you re-package them (the bars, not the bears.)

In Philosophy & Technique » Your questions needed for new BPL column
November 08, 5:26pm

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