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Richard Matthews (food) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Colorado Rockies
About Me Orienteering 25+ years.

Xski and done 20+ hut trips

Hiked Colorado Trail and now adopter.

Hiked Wonderland Trail

Summitted 29 14'ers.

40+ nights below the rim in the Grand Canyon. Linked trips to walk from Cameron to Elves Chasm.
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StateColorado

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All Forum Posts by Richard Matthews

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can you go higher?
I do not know of anything at that elevation, but consider. From the East Portal of the Moffat tunnel hike to Heart Lake, day two hike to Rogers pass and hike to Rollins pas on the CDT and down t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » suggest a 3 day for Dad and I in CO
July 28, 4:56pm

US Health Care
Suggestion on how to start an uncomfortable conversation: Should people receive a discount on medical insurance for signing a standard living will, aka advance medical care directive? A livin...

In Chaff » Medical praise stories
July 06, 3:39pm

Re: Re: Re: We're stuck on semantics still.
Craig, "I think the current sad (and worsening) state of the global environment is a product of nothing but profound alienation and separation. Coming back to nature, realizing we're...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave No Trace Ethics
June 18, 4:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Leave No Trace Ethics
Brian, As a trail adopter I try to leave the backcountry better than I found it. I break up fire rings and scatter the ashes. I carry out other people's trash. I erect barriers to s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave No Trace Ethics
June 16, 1:06pm

Hammocks
Tad, I think modern women prefer hammocks, but then so do men.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why do women prefer a tent?
June 02, 8:22am

Re: 11 ounce 1/2 zip fleece hoodie
Just another option at a lower price. My Possum Down gloves and hat live in the tunnel pocket. http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,38331_Sportif-USA-Brockway-Fleece-Hoodie-For-Men.html

In GEAR » 11 ounce 1/2 zip fleece hoodie
May 29, 10:35am

Wednesday evenings?
I am interested.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Colorado BPL'ers
May 18, 7:23am

Re: Lost Creek, CO route
I prefer to hike it from the Hankins Pass side, but the McCurdy Park Trail is north facing and I would want to get stopped going up it rather than going down.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Help loop west of Denver or Colorado Springs
May 13, 5:30pm

Re: Desert guys - pack choice?
McHale ZERO-SARC. Not light or cheap, but carries the water very well.

In GEAR » Desert guys - pack choice?
May 13, 5:24pm

Buck 350
The discontinued Buck 350 is what I carry. When they discontinued them I bought two extra so I will have one the rest of my life. I also carry small folding scissors. I do not have enough skil...

In GEAR » Pliers, scissors, locking blade
May 12, 1:18pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Matthews

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Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand provides better customer service that we have a right to expect. The Caldera Cones are the most fuel efficient that I have used.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 26, 3:48pm

zpacks Company
I have purchased packs and pouches and had Joe do some custom sewing. The quality is excellent and the delivery time is great. I mailed him a G4 for some modifications and received it back in 8 da...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 04, 8:23am

Zpacks Blast 32
Blast 32 by Zpack Options and additions: Webbing belt, Sternum strap, Daisy chain on shoulder straps, Base shock cord loops, One shoulder pouch, Shockcord and cordlock water bottle holder on ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 26, 9:08am

Equinox Silnylon Poncho
I use the extended version sold through Campmor. Recently I did a rainy week long hike with my 74 year old friend. We wore our ponchos at some time every day for a week. When we were coming out we ...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 04, 9:54am

Jacks R Better No Sniveller quilt
I got the No Sniveller and Nest together to use with my hammock. When wearing expedition weight long underwear the quilts will keep me warm to 30 degrees in the hammock. I also use the NS on the g...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
January 03, 3:23pm

Hennessy Hammock Asym
I have used the Hennessy as my primary shelter for 4 years now. The A-Sym design allows a poncho to be used as the fly. The bottom entry allows the fly to be set very close to the hammock. This...

In Shelters - Hammocks & Accessories
January 03, 3:09pm

Gatorade Bottle
I use a cozy made out of CCF pad so that I can shake my hot beverages. The mouth is just wide enough to allow drink mixes to be added without spilling. They fit in a normal bike bottle holster. ...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
January 03, 2:37pm

Trangia 28-5 Mini Aluminum Cook Pot
The lid from the AntiGravityGear 3 cup pot fits pretty well on the pot. Pour in a bag meals become monotonous quickly. This set gives me the ability to fry. The skillet works well with the alco...

In Cookware - Other
January 03, 2:27pm

Mary Jane's Farm Sante Fe Pasta
Don't forget Nick's Couch Potatoes, Red Pesto Pasta and Mac & Cheese. Lots of olive oil with all of them. I generally add chopped turkey pepperoni or bacon crumbles.

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
August 04, 7:18am

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
This tent brings together many of the superior design features from other light weight tents. The basic design is similar to the Dancing Light Gear Tacoma Solo Shelter. The Lunar solo has a very g...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 04, 7:08am