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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Warmest
“The Rab down Expedition Suit has been developed over many years in conjunction with active Himalayan climbers and has been designed for high altitude climbing and prolonged travel in extremely c...

In GEAR » Looking for warmest down parka available
February 15, 12:01pm

Shelter in snow
I have the little wifey and our 3 ankle-biters sit outside and hold the gylines while yours truly gets some much-needed shut-eye. Don't worry, I sllow them to dress in warm clothes. Well, fai...

In GEAR » Staking your shelter in snow
January 20, 10:25pm

Don't suicide yourself, Huzefa!
Everything Douglas Ray said makes sense to me, a non-expert. If he is right, my extrapolation (not his) is that you are headed for disaster.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » The state of market of minimalist alpine footwear.
January 06, 10:40pm

A suicidal approach?
Huzefa, I hope we don't read about you dying after a 1,000 meter slip and slide down an icy slope. I'm no expert, but I would guess that relying on "exceptional ground feel" will...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » The state of market of minimalist alpine footwear.
January 01, 5:55pm

Blisters and VBL
I haven't had any blisters, but I use RBH Designs VBL socks (actually they are more like little booties, with a left foot and a right foot with each pair, and with a fuzzy outer and a unique in...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do you address blisters with VBL socks?
December 23, 2:55pm

A garment unique in all the Universe! (Prone to hyperbole? Me?)
Has anyone else actually tried out Rab’s new Boreas, which may be unique, the only garment on the planet that is a hooded base layer plus a rain-resistant wind shirt? I often wear mine as my onl...

In Gear Lists » 2012 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic gear list
December 19, 3:50pm

Why are Aussies inferior?
It’s an obvious and self-validating truth that most citizens of Australia are inferior to most citizens of the United States of America. The only remaining question is, why is that so? Could it ...

In Chaff » Why are Aussies inferior?
December 16, 5:38pm

Ice axe parts
WIKIPEDIA: "An ice axe consists of at least five components: Head — usually made of steel and featuring a pick and adze. A hole in the center is provided for attaching a wrist leash or ca...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Mt. Shasta
December 05, 9:41pm

Dangerous advice
If the snow is too soft to use the pick, you can use the adze, but if the snow is 3 feet of unconsolidated snow, I for one don't have the arm and hand strength to stick the shaft in and grab th...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Mt. Shasta
December 05, 9:29pm

Dangerous advice
jerry adams said, “stick your ice axe tip in and stop.” This is a dangerously misleading phrase. The ice axe does not have a tip. It has a spike and a pick. The spike is at the bottom end o...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Mt. Shasta
December 05, 9:10pm

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