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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Re: Winter tent stakes
Oh, I forgot to mention, when you make your kids sit outside and hold the guylines, you first must duct tape their mouths shut. Otherwise, all you will hear all night is, "Daddy, can we come in now...

In Winter Hiking » Winter tent stakes
October 05, 9:36pm

Re: Snow anchors
I use the same system as Ryan Hutchins. From the very start of my trip I look for dead twigs 5 or 6 inches long, and take them with me. The key is to not tie the guyline to the twig, just loop aro...

In Winter Hiking » Winter tent stakes
October 04, 10:31pm

Re: Titanium spoon
Would it be feasible for BPL to expand the size of its spoon, and offer a titanium snow shovel? I'm sure the readers of this forum know far better than I do what a life-saving piece of gear a snow...

In GEAR » SUL Long Handled Titanium Spoon
October 04, 9:49pm

Re: Sleeping with food
I was referring to the petrified wood I take in my pack for food. Real backpackers are REAL tough.

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping with food
October 01, 5:00pm

Sleeping with food
Next you'll criticize my habit of eating the cambrian layer of pine trees. Real backpackers are tough.

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping with food
September 30, 7:51pm

Re: Sleeping with food
Andrew Skurka takes a backpack full of Balance Bars, can bears smell these?

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping with food
September 30, 5:34pm

Ankle supports
I'm just a beginner, but I think the lace-up ankle supports are useful with trail runners while bushwhacking, but the elastic type of supports cut off blood circulation.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Runners vs Light Backpackers
September 04, 7:32pm

Re: Wild Things Gear
I fear Wild Things may have gone belly up, I haven't been able to get into the web site for weeks and weeks.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » LW Windshirts for Winter Mountaineering
August 28, 9:39pm

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