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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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All Forum Posts by Richard Matthews

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Re: Knots to Know?
Elaborate hardware is not an acceptable substitute for the properly selected knot correctly tied. Good technique is: Light weight (0 oz.) Low cost ( $ 0) Unbreakable, and Misplaced only ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Knots to Know?
February 26, 10:08am

Re: Disagree
Allison, I tend to use your system. There is no purpose in reviewing anything other than 1s & 5s. However, the reviews need to have enough detail so that a person can determine whether t...

In GEAR » Contributing to the "Reader Reviews" section
February 14, 5:08pm

Re: Warmlite website... horrible!
I feel your pain brother. However, their products still perform well and are "state of the art" even though they are thrity years old. If I could only own one tent it would be the 2...

In Chaff » Warmlite website... horrible!
February 04, 2:55pm

Re: Not Necessarily True
Ben, There is a lot of wisdom in your post. Our diet may be a source of body odor. My hiking diet is much more healthy than my town diet. I take enough extra fuel to get clean every day. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Deoderant choice?
February 03, 10:59am

Re: Don't do this to a hydration hose!
Try turing it inside out then install by reversing it onto the hose. Just an idea. I have never seen the insulation sleeve.

In GEAR » Don't do this to a hydration hose!
January 26, 2:56pm

Re: Re: Re: bivy & tarp vs. tent
John, The secret to double use of the poncho as both rainwear and shelter is a windshirt (3.5 oz.). It is true that the poncho (9.3) and windshirt are heavier than a Marmot Precip (12.1), but...

In GEAR » bivy & tarp vs. tent
January 26, 7:57am

Re: Multi-tool uses
I carry the discontinued MiniBuck 350 (1.3 oz.) I estimate that I use one of the tools about once per week of hiking. What I use multiple times everyday is a pair folding scissors (1.0 oz.). ...

In GEAR » Multi-tool uses
January 23, 9:51am

Re: Cold butt
You need to be anal about using your sit pad.

In GEAR » Cold butt
January 22, 9:26am

Re: Esbit or Alcohol Stove?
The investment into each system is small enough that you can try both and choose the one that fits your style. I did a snowshoe last weekend with a very knowledgable person. I offered to lend h...

In GEAR » Esbit or Alcohol Stove?
January 21, 3:25pm

Re: Baselayers in the desert
Dickies long sleeve chambray work shirt.

In GEAR » Baselayers in the desert
January 15, 8:09am

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