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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.
CityWheat Ridge
StateColorado

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All Forum Posts by Richard Matthews

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Re: cotton is king
Dan, Are you willing to compromise? When I hike in the Grand Canyon I carry an expensive custom pack, but I wear a $20 Dickies chambray long sleeve shirt. It is a cotton blend and performs alm...

In GEAR » Moisture absorption in textiles
January 10, 5:21pm

Re: Bivy compromise
I often set up the tarp, but do not sleep under it. I can go to sleep and enjoy the view of the stars, but when the stars disappear it is time to move under the tarp.

In GEAR » Bivy question
January 03, 8:28am

Re: zippers
Laurie, Half zip bags are for guys that are afraid of commitment. I tell my 23 YO daughter that evolution is not always desirable.

In Chaff » Sleeping bag zipper
January 03, 8:14am

Re: Boy meets girl
Christine, I have not been appointed to represent my gender, but I may be the senior member. Assume that all men are looking for company.

In Chaff » Sleeping bag zipper
January 02, 1:45pm

Re: Alternative to defective Platypus bottles
I have noticed that when I treat water with iodine that the bladder seams tend to come apart. Did you treat with iodine?

In GEAR » Alternative to defecitve Platypus bottles
December 31, 10:27am

Re: Gear for Colorado
I agree with David. Your kit is fine for Colorado. In Colorado we have the ability to choose our weather by adjusting our altitude.

In GEAR » Gear for Colorado
December 24, 9:03am

Re: Re: Cooking: weight vs speed vs effort for "long days"
Brian, I use the same technique for the Bushbuddy. I can cook a dinner and breakfast with a gallon bag of sticks. I harvest some branches along the way and break them into the bag. I also c...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cooking: weight vs speed vs effort for "long days"
December 16, 11:15am

Re: NNN BC Ski Boots
I had NNN BC bindings on my backcountry skis and replaced them with 3 pin cable bindings. The NNN bindings freeze and have a tendency to clog with willows, etc. I still have NNN bindings on my ...

In GEAR » NNN BC Ski Boots
December 16, 10:51am

Re: Z1
Chad, I have a Z. I like it because of the features and options. I attach a ring to hang gloves, etc and a shockcord water bottle holder from the shoulder strap daisy chain. The straps for th...

In GEAR » Need advice on a Backpack
December 13, 1:44pm

Re: Why I love this website
Tommy, I have an ID Unishelter and a MLD Alpine bivy. I leave the bivy unzipped about a foot and prop it open with a water bottle. Yes, a bivy adds about 10 degrees over a hammock or tarpten...

In GEAR » How to Sleep in a Bivy w/o Dying?
December 09, 6:33pm

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