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Matt Holmes (mholmes) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Texas- Fort Worth
About Me Spent 8 years as an infantry officer and after getting out a couple years ago, started to miss the outdoors.
I have found the gear is a little more friendly in the civilian world and enjoy getting out with my son.
CityFort Worth
StateTexas

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re: best advice
Always take your compass, because batteries do die.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Single best piece of advice ever given? What's yours?
January 01, 7:51am

re: health care
Understand both points that were made, however, my focus in this discussion is more of the current bill that is trying to be forced through our Congress. If anyone asks me, I will give a yes to th...

In Chaff » Health Care
January 01, 7:49am

if socialized medicine is so great, why do canadian politicians come here
Read this story below. See the interesting thing is that I work with a few Canadians who have said many times their health care system is terrible. They could not get appointments, poor care, and...

In Chaff » Health Care
January 01, 12:25am

another scale option
the company i work for has one in the main office area. just bring your pack to work and stay a little later. you may get some wierd looks, but now you have that $20 to spend on something else.

In GEAR » Where to buy a digital scale for cheap.
December 31, 5:42pm

pack loss
I really don't understand why you would get separated from your pack. Keep it on you at all times. Even when I sleep, I use it as a pillow.

In Philosophy & Technique » If you were seperated from your pack...
December 31, 5:40pm

Big Bend
The weather may a little colder than what you expect, it does get cold in Texas. Check www.bigbendchat.com, it is a site devoted to the place. Plenty of information you can use.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Mid Feburary SoCal, NM, or TX?
December 28, 8:11pm

Great Idea
This is a great idea on your part. I wish I was in the Southeast instead of Texas. May need to start a Texas thread.........

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Southeast Backpacking Light Group?
December 27, 4:58pm

Lose the Weight
I think this is a great article, maybe not perfectly sceintific, but I don't think that was what the author was going for. Most likely a general education and food for thought. I am new to ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
December 27, 10:09am

UA the only way to go
As the above poster said- Under Armour. This is by far the best stuff out there. I remember in the Army doing tons of long road marches and when I got sweaty is when the chaffing started. Plus t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do I avoid chafing?
December 26, 10:18pm

Re: Re: Gear List for Review
Texas is HOT. I don't mind hiking in July though, I have been out in over 95 degree weather. That is why I have the 3.0L platypus. Right about the gerber, it is a multitool and the only ti...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for Review
December 25, 6:15pm

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