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All Forum Posts by George Matthews

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poncho tarp variables
I have the Precip jacket + pants for raingear at 12 oz + 7 oz = 19 oz. This 19 oz would go away in my case. I have the BLP Vapr bivy 6.5 oz (includes bug netting). I'm thinking the bivy...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 21, 5:10am

Poncho Tarps List
I've been reading about poncho tarps. I could not find a Gear Guide for this area on BLP. Are these most of the UL choices? Campmor Ultralite 7 oz $40 GoLite Ultralite 10 oz $50 I...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 20, 7:40pm

Schaffer's book
Schaffer's book is great, but there are 83 hikes included. It looks like I will miss most of the crowds because I am going during weekdays in early Oct. I'd like to narrow the 83 hikes d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite in early October
August 18, 4:10pm

updated price and wt check
Look right? GG Lightreks 2.4 oz each $130 pair Bozeman (Out of stock) 2.7 oz each $280 pair Adjustable Goat Pole 3.2 oz each $150 pair Komperdell C3 6.2 oz each $129 pair

In GEAR » What is everyone using for Trekking Poles?
August 17, 1:26pm

ashamed to say
Leki Makalau 21 oz Having read this thread, that part of my brain that says 'Dont buy anything else this year - just go with what you have' - - - has been overwhelmed by the other part...

In GEAR » What is everyone using for Trekking Poles?
August 16, 2:21pm

Re: Inov-8 question
Terroc 330 toe box is fine for me. Other brands that I've tried seem to crowd my small toe. I ordered 1/2 size larger and lucked out. Really great fit for me.

In GEAR » looking for good, light trailrunners
August 13, 3:22pm

Re: Bivy-To zip or not to zip
>>>> As a first time bivy owner will I need a zip? I am a quilt convert and do not need a side zip to open to access my quilt. Howdy FatTexan Just got the Vapr Bivy w/o zip. I hav...

In GEAR » Bivy-To zip or not to zip
August 13, 10:06am

Schaffer book ordered
Thanks Aaron Ordered Schaffer's book

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite in early October
August 12, 6:45pm

yosemite trailhead availability
Found this on the NPS site for Yosemite... http://home.nps.gov/archive/yose/rptFullTrailheadDates.htm Looks like there are plenty of October possibilities. Will have to do some reading.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite in early October
August 12, 4:19pm

Re: Warm Clothes
>>> We were there last year Sept 26 to Oct 08 and at night to us it was cold. Average nights were 28* to 33* upper in the Valley not so bad...average 35* to 40* Will give my Hoody and J...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite in early October
August 12, 4:05pm

All Reader Reviews by George Matthews

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Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant
Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant Size L (my scale 4.1 oz) I'm 5'11" and 185 lb Very comfortable fit for me. Snaps on pant bottom (two settings gives flexibility) The p...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 30, 4:28pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
I use trailrunners (Inov8 Terrocs) and bought the Rocky GTX socks for cold, really messy weather. I gave them a few good tests this fall. I wore them over Smartwool socks (medium thickness). Fortun...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 30, 3:46pm

White Box Alcohol Stove
Got one in July for when I want to use alcohol stove for 2 - 3 hikers. Bought the combo from BPL Shop. T...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 28, 12:21pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Really nice system. All you need is the Mug. I usually boil 1.5 cups of water using about 3/4 oz (12 drams) or a bit less of denatured alcohol depending on the water's coldness. A secondary ben...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 21, 1:14pm

Mountain Laurel Designs MLD 2Thirds XP Quilt
Per MLD: Shell Fabric: Momentum Mini Ripstop (Aegean Blue) Lining Fabric: Momentum Taffeta (Black) Insulation: ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd 8.9 oz ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd Top Width 43”, ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 4:36pm

Frogg Toggs Rain Suit
I know these have been around for a while, but I was itching to get something with the Print-Issue-RIP coupon. I tried them during a good rain on a cool day. They are comfy and kept me dry. Howe...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 20, 4:05pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
The pants are light and comfortable. I like to wear them under running shorts. I plan to integrate them into my clothing system for cool through cold weather. They were also nice under Precip pants...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 20, 3:59pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
FireLite 475ml Titanium Trapper's Mug Trapper's Mug Absolute simplicity! ...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 20, 2:50pm

BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
The Backpacking Light Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody The need for a single, functional, highly versatile garment that minimized layering changes during the Arctic 1000 expedition inspired Ryan Jordan ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 06, 1:52pm

Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak OrangeBlast
I picked up a box of Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak (Orange Blast) at Vitamin Shoppe. The product claims: "feel the difference or your money back". I thought, why not try it. Typi...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
June 11, 6:14am