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All Forum Posts by George Matthews

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Re: JRB Quilts
Went with the JRB No Sniveller. Got it today. It's a beauty! Good fit for me. I will use it with the GG torso + the 1/8 thinlight. Just maybe. I'm thinking this might the year to try a h...

In GEAR » Quilt or top bag versus reg. bag
April 03, 4:08pm

Re: Re: flipped pic EXPOSED!
Shawn busted us : ) At some point in your search for lighter and lighter gear, you enter a realm where you go beyond rational thinking. This trip takes you out of the village and towards the fr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diminshing Returns?
April 03, 2:27pm

the 3 oz shoe!
superglue it

In GEAR » You know you've hit bottom when..
April 03, 12:40pm

rebounding
Before beginning my morning hike on Day 2, after eating one really good bagel, I tossed the other two that I had brought into the wild. I'm sure the critters had a glorious feast that day, and ...

In GEAR » You know you've hit bottom when..
April 03, 11:36am

flipped pic

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diminshing Returns?
April 03, 8:01am

flipped
now that i'm refreshed after a good night's rest on my packaging (kidding!) if we flip the graph to emphasize the psych (p curve) then maybe it better portrays the lunatic fringe (recta...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diminshing Returns?
April 03, 7:30am

psychic gluttony
Got home from work and opened a newly arrived box from GG containing... 1 NightLight Sleeping Pad (Torso length) 1 ThinLight Insulation Pad (thinlight) Huge gain for me on the p curve. Defi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diminshing Returns?
April 02, 8:18pm

added psych curve
added a psych curve (axis at top of graph) after our pack wts have the best mix of movement and stationary, we go into the fringe area. the area where we don't care about sC, and drop gr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diminshing Returns?
April 02, 12:53pm

Re: Re: optimize
Ben, good point. I over exaggerated the shape of the curves. For example, dropping a couple of lbs from the heaviest load you could carry is still very heavy. Steep - little comfort gain. Also...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diminshing Returns?
April 02, 11:09am

optimize
Brett, I like the moving vs stationary comfort tradeoff Had not ever thought about it this way Here's my pic of the situation y axis is increasing weight x axis is increasing com...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diminshing Returns?
April 02, 9:15am

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