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All Forum Posts by George Matthews

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Re: Re: First draft
I will get and try shoe goo and see if i can find the nylon bias tape to clean up the heel and sides.

In Make Your Own Gear » make your own shoes?
March 20, 10:52am

First draft
This was my first attempt at a shoe customization. Used my Dremel to cutout the heels and took out both sides. The sides were easy. The heel was surprisingly tough. Each size 11 1/2 "s...

In Make Your Own Gear » make your own shoes?
March 18, 3:22pm

not for swindle either
I don't buy the swindle game either. I think there are some very serious things happening on the planet. Some cyclical and some human related. I don't think we are helping matters by ignori...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
March 15, 11:49am

ps
the recent ipcc report is only a summary i read it and that is when i began to question the hype some of the data as only been measured since the 1960s please don't act like everyone w...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
March 14, 6:57pm

and the winner is
gore's alarmist performance satisfies a market i'm amazed at how many people believe this kind of junk after watching ice chunks fall or polar bears swimming to hell without researching ...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
March 14, 6:50pm

unknown
I've tried to find research about this to no avail. I have seen where the cans were not designed to be used as cooking utensils, but no study that proves there is toxicity from the internal coa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heineken stove hazards?
March 14, 6:27pm

weekend shoe chop
I used to wear a pair of Teva that I got real cheap a couple of years ago. Similar to the Zerraports, they had a strap on the back (heel) that caused a few blisters. The strap on top of it also cau...

In Make Your Own Gear » make your own shoes?
March 13, 7:28pm

cut heel out of old pair
Maybe cut the heel out of an old pair I might try this myself Will let you know how it works out

In Make Your Own Gear » make your own shoes?
March 13, 11:08am

a whole lotta shakin' goin' on
The rate of growth of the world's population must decrease. But it won't, of course. We need that Close Encounters thing to actually happen, but this time they don't drop off anyone ...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
March 09, 6:51am

Tick tock
1) Something that is not working will sometimes reveal the truth to us by pure coincidence. A clock with hands shows the correct time twice a day even when it is not ticking. 2) Something tha...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
March 08, 10:35am

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