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All Forum Posts by Mat Tallman

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With the dire situation our country is in (please don't let this digress into a political discussion), and in light of the treasure our National Parks represent to current and future generation...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Smokies considering charging for backcountry camping
August 15, 9:11pm

Re: Re: Hiker's death prompts $10 million in claims against Olympic National Park
"Most of the stories I read suggested this guy had gone as far as to report aggressive goats on this trail numerous times." It's a wilderness, the goats live there, he does not. T...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker's death prompts $10 million in claims against Olympic National Park
August 11, 9:41pm

the important (for me at least) question...
...is what was underneath you? I've had plenty of struggles some nights getting cold from what I thought was an insufficient bag, only to finally come to the conclusion that the sleeping mat...

In GEAR » Sierra Sniveler: shivering and sniveling
August 09, 8:47pm

another thought
The diameter of the pole seems a little small, I know for me that just gripping such a thin pole would result in wrist fatigue. +1 for wanting to see how you position the straps (if any) while w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Trekking pole antishock
August 04, 7:14pm

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what kind of monster dog do you have that you take that enormous bag along for its turds? On a serious note, I too sometimes find myself examining everyday items and wondering what they weigh an...

In GEAR » Shaving 1.27oz in baggies from my FSO Weight
July 29, 6:55pm

Re: Doesn't matter
"Next time someone searches for POE Pad reviews, this thread will come up. In fact let me repeat the keyword phrase POE pad reviews just for good measure. Then they will read the thread and...

In GEAR » POE's warranty is a P.O.S.
July 21, 8:38pm

Re: Why are you not a Member of BPL?
My take: As others have stated, I only use the forums here. I've been a member on a LOT of forums over the last ten years, and have never once seen one where paying to be a part of the di...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why are you not a Member of BPL?
July 20, 8:24pm

huh...
I must be the only one who occasionally drinks gatorade for no other reason than enjoyment. Orange or red, I drink both voluntarily for the taste...I must be weird.

In Philosophy & Technique » The science of Gatorade
July 13, 7:03pm

Re: Multiple viewpoints
Unless you're on private land you own yourself, I think most would agree that the tree cutting, homestead building method is unethical, and discourteous to any other potential users.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why is a stove part of an "ultralight" system <3 days?
July 13, 6:29pm

a little bit of perspective...
For the argument that drinking/eating the heated water from the stove in the form of rehydrated food or a hot beverage is an effective source of calories, consider the math: 1 calorie = amount o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why is a stove part of an "ultralight" system <3 days?
July 12, 7:58pm

All Reader Reviews by Mat Tallman

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e-OMC (Oregon Mountain Community) Customer Service
Bought a pair of shoes from them (Montrail Mountain Masochists) and got them quickly, as advertised, for a good price. Ordered an Integral Designs Siltarp which leaked terribly out of the box (not ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 26, 1:32pm