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George Matthews passed away last Wednesday, November 30th, 2011. His life was cut short around 5:30pm EST after a quick 20 minute run before it got dark. He was a GREAT father and lived his l...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run
December 08, 6:43am

Re: Re: Art - your 50 miler
Art, What 50 miler road ultra did you recently complete? (moved this post from the log thread) Congrats on completing it!

In GEAR » Water/Running Packs for Grand Canyon & Beyond
November 23, 1:34pm

Re: 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Logs
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In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's
November 23, 1:18pm

Re: 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Logs
11/11: 10mi c,[0],{1.75hr}/ 10mi c,[0],{1.75hr}/ 3mi c,[0],{.5hr}/x/x/x/x 11/18: x/ 11.2mi c,[0],{2 hr}/ 6.5mi c,[0],{1.25hr}/ x/ x/ mi ,[0],{ hr} 11/25: mi ,[0],{ hr}/ / / / / / c deno...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's
November 23, 1:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Socks
Mike, thanks for the sock tip. I read it in your fantastic book a while back, but was glad to feel that it was OK to wear more than one pair. Been wearing a thin liner (that I used to wear by itsel...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
November 23, 12:25pm

Re: Re: Socks
TFD, That made me hungry. Good documentation. I also rely upon my wife for all things culinery. She did give a thumbs up to Mike's treats in his book when I showed them to her.

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
November 23, 12:19pm

Re: Lightweight Alternative Rainwear: State of the Market Report - Part 1: Introducing and Defining Alternative Rainwear
Well done! Always a good topic for further study. Was interesting to reflect upon the pre-WPB era and how it did okay.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Alternative Rainwear: State of the Market Report - Part 1: Introducing and Defining Alternative Rainwear
November 23, 11:38am

Re: stuff your face
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Will definitely get in a pre-bird run. Don't want to look like one of those Macy's baloons. Four day weekend for me. I'm going for my distance/time rec...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run
November 22, 1:23pm

Re: Re: hpl 20 gender
Thanks, I know now : ) I checked my order and lucked out... Nathan HPL #020 2.0 Liter Men's 2-Liter Hydration Race Vest (Flint Grey) My plan is to use the bladder to start and then transi...

In GEAR » Water/Running Packs for Grand Canyon & Beyond
November 22, 7:28am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Water/Running Packs for Grand Canyon & Beyond
Perfect - that's what I was looking for. Thanks. I think I will be set now for bottles/pack. I will keep reading about fuels and energy drinks. Then try something. The original beast thread...

In GEAR » Water/Running Packs for Grand Canyon & Beyond
November 21, 6:34pm

All Reader Reviews by George Matthews

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Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant
Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant Size L (my scale 4.1 oz) I'm 5'11" and 185 lb Very comfortable fit for me. Snaps on pant bottom (two settings gives flexibility) The p...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 30, 4:28pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
I use trailrunners (Inov8 Terrocs) and bought the Rocky GTX socks for cold, really messy weather. I gave them a few good tests this fall. I wore them over Smartwool socks (medium thickness). Fortun...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 30, 3:46pm

White Box Alcohol Stove
Got one in July for when I want to use alcohol stove for 2 - 3 hikers. Bought the combo from BPL Shop. T...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 28, 12:21pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Really nice system. All you need is the Mug. I usually boil 1.5 cups of water using about 3/4 oz (12 drams) or a bit less of denatured alcohol depending on the water's coldness. A secondary ben...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 21, 1:14pm

Mountain Laurel Designs MLD 2Thirds XP Quilt
Per MLD: Shell Fabric: Momentum Mini Ripstop (Aegean Blue) Lining Fabric: Momentum Taffeta (Black) Insulation: ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd 8.9 oz ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd Top Width 43”, ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 4:36pm

Frogg Toggs Rain Suit
I know these have been around for a while, but I was itching to get something with the Print-Issue-RIP coupon. I tried them during a good rain on a cool day. They are comfy and kept me dry. Howe...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 20, 4:05pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
The pants are light and comfortable. I like to wear them under running shorts. I plan to integrate them into my clothing system for cool through cold weather. They were also nice under Precip pants...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 20, 3:59pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
FireLite 475ml Titanium Trapper's Mug Trapper's Mug Absolute simplicity! ...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 20, 2:50pm

BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
The Backpacking Light Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody The need for a single, functional, highly versatile garment that minimized layering changes during the Arctic 1000 expedition inspired Ryan Jordan ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 06, 1:52pm

Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak OrangeBlast
I picked up a box of Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak (Orange Blast) at Vitamin Shoppe. The product claims: "feel the difference or your money back". I thought, why not try it. Typi...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
June 11, 6:14am