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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: About Monstrosity...
Ben & Jason, I drink a pint hot beverage at breakfast and dinner as well as real cooking and the occasional water to wash my hair. Alcohol stoves fit my style, but when the trip is longer t...

In GEAR » How do you pack a Caldera
November 08, 8:47am

Re: judging distance
Ditto for what Bearpaw said. I want to know where I am and what progress has been made to my destination. A map will give you both components. In orienteering this is called "keeping in tou...

In Philosophy & Technique » judging distance
November 05, 4:32pm

Re: Preparedness view of ultralight?
I imagine that caterpillars think that it is very reckless to fly. The traditional packers and UL are really the same, but at different stages of development. Only a few caterpillars have the opp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Preparedness view of ultralight?
November 02, 1:25pm

Re: Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
Hike to the car not away from the car.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
October 25, 9:20am

Re: Tarp size when used with a bivy
Maybe, the constant answer. The lower and flatter the tarp is pitched the better the coverage, but the less livable it is. A poncho will keep you warm and dry with good site selection, but you wi...

In GEAR » Tarp size when used with a bivy
October 23, 3:04pm

Re: Tent Users vs. Tarp Users...
The real question is whether you will be comfortable with a bivy and tarp combination. The MLD combo will keep you warm and dry, but will it fit your style? I think you can experiment with a pain...

In GEAR » Tent Users vs. Tarp Users...
October 22, 11:47am

Re: Re: Thermometer?
Tom, Thank you. I use a zipper pull thermometer for sking and the air temperature at torso level is NOT the same as the snow temperature. And that zipper pull thermometer is hard for us old gu...

In GEAR » Extend 30 degree bag to 0 degree
October 10, 6:29am

Tom, My max/min digital thermometer only goes down to 14. What do you use? Where do you keep it?

In GEAR » Extend 30 degree bag to 0 degree
October 09, 4:56pm

check quilt thread
Doug said it best in the quilt thread. 1. Have a very good pad. At 0 I take both a ccf and ThermARest. 2. Keep your head warm. The coat is best worn, but not if the bag will compress the ...

In GEAR » Extend 30 degree bag to 0 degree
October 09, 4:40pm

Re: Jacks R Better
48" is wide enough for me when I am not layering under the quilt. It is NOT wide enough when wearing a puffy jacket. The JRB shell material is very down proof, breathes well and water bead...

In GEAR » Jacks R Better
October 03, 9:06am

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