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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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Re: Death jokes
Thanks, PJ. Weird thoughts often pop out of my sick mind that I find funny at the time, but no one else does. Which is OK, I just don't want to contribute to trail violence.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 21, 10:25am

Re: Killing bikers
When I referenced "The Godfather" in a previous post, I was 100% joking. I don't believe in violence, except when my life or another's is in imminent danger. It's better to harrass the appropriate...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 21, 8:47am

Re: UL Everest boots
Re: "Ah, so we should still all be wearing leather boots": Here are the ingredients for the Oly Mons: "Breathable Cordura® (upper part)/Kevlar anti-perforation fabric (lower part)/Riri Storm® zip...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » UL 8000meters BOOTS
November 21, 8:14am

Re: Trail etiquette
Re: "After all, the hacksaw solution isn't going to work with horses." It did in "The Godfather." What have we become, effete nattering nabobs?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 20, 5:40pm

Re: UL Everst boots
If you're serious, Fillippo, then good luck. Are you aware that Koflach used to use alveolite foam in some of their inner boots. The idea was to use a heavier inner boot lower on the mountain, the...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » UL 8000meters BOOTS
November 20, 1:23pm

Re: UL Everest boots
Mr. Douglas Ray: In My Arrogant Opinion (IMAO), the only kind of opinion I ever have, you are making a noble and valiant effort in a hopeless situation. Anyone who says he will be doing Everest in...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » UL 8000meters BOOTS
November 20, 8:41am

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

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