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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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GPS? Why?
A GPS rather than a PLB might allow you to avoid a SAR incident. If you know the correct distance to a road, water, etc. then you might self-rescue. A GPS can replace the interpretive signs tha...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS no compass?
November 27, 1:31pm

Orienteering & GPS
Elite orienteers seldom travel on a compass bearing. They mostly use a compass when crossing linear features to confirm which linear feature they are crossing. Their primary navigation is map rea...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS no compass?
November 27, 1:12pm

Re: GPS no compass?
Eins, You ARE going to die. But probably not while wandering lost in the woods. It depends on where you are hiking. In Iowa an 1:100k map without the GPS is probably adequate. The real i...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS no compass?
November 26, 6:16pm

Inverted Trangia
Rick, The gas burner for the Trangia operates inverted. http://www.trangia.se/english/2925.original_accessories.html

In GEAR » Help! My supplier just ran out - where do I pick up a Coleman Exponent Xtreme at a decent price?
November 21, 9:09am

Re: Temp limits for alcohol stoves
Temperature is not my deciding factor. Access to water in the liquid state IS the deciding factor. An alcohol stove works fine in the snow IF you keep the alcohol warm.

In GEAR » Temp limits for alcohol stoves
November 16, 7:37am

Re: Does gortex act as a vapor barrier...
YES....or sorta. It is not as good a vapor barrier as others, but it should be treated like a vapor barrier when layering under a quilt. There are better vapor barriers, but use it like one i...

In GEAR » Does gortex act as a vapor barrier...
November 15, 7:26am

Re: over quilt/bag
Ok, I will pimp for Jacks'R'Better. What I have tried that did not work: Big Agnes Zirkel inside a Big Agnes Cross Mountain. I am a side sleeper so my knees and butt would compress t...

In GEAR » Layering Sleeping Bags?
November 13, 1:42pm

Re: Layering Sleeping Bags?
My concern when layering is that the overbag is wide enough to reach the ground on both sides and that the inside bag will not be compressed by the overbag. I have a Big Agnes Cross Mountain and...

In GEAR » Layering Sleeping Bags?
November 13, 10:38am

Re: Slightly Bigger UrsaLite Micro Carabiner?
Jacks'R'Better http://www.jacksrbetter.com/index_files/Micro%20Carabiners.htm

In GEAR » Slightly Bigger UrsaLite Micro Carabiner?
November 12, 7:34am

Re: Curious
Ben, At home with tap water .5 oz. will boil 2 cups. I find that it takes .75 oz. in the field with colder water, etc. 1.0 oz. will generally boil enough to rehydrate the meal and make a pint ...

In GEAR » How do you pack a Caldera
November 08, 10:19am

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