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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: Re: Re: Black Bear outside the tent strategy question
Roger, Tisk, tisk, tisk. That is the hand grenade solution. It is effective in hazing the bear, but hurts a lot of innocent people.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Black Bear outside the tent strategy question
September 07, 7:12am

Re: Inverted Canister Question
Yes, a preheat tube is necessary for inverted canister operation. I have never looked at the Primus Gravity EF, but it is described as having a preheat tube. In inverted canister operation the...

In GEAR » New Brunton remote canister adapter
September 07, 6:03am

Re: Outback Oven - Thumbs up?
It is several years old but: OUTBACK OVEN: SCORCH PLATE/RISER 3.9 SKILLET 10.1 COVER 4.9 HOOD 3.7 THERMOMETER 0.9 MESH B...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outback Oven - Thumbs up?
September 06, 11:21am

Re: Canteens
Boiling water does not distort a Gatorade bottle. I often heat spagetti sauce in the Nalgene bladder by setting it in boilng water. Where I hike boiling often is below 200 degrees, but the PET ...

In GEAR » Canteens
August 29, 12:52pm

Trangia makes a gas adaptor (6.2 oz.) for the 25 and 27 series of cooksets. There is not much flame adjustment in the inverted mode...

In GEAR » New Brunton remote canister adapter
August 28, 8:12am

Re: Contributions to Boy Scouts
The National and District Councils ARE tax-exempt, 501(c)(3s,) and donations of gear ARE tax deductible. The Troops, Dens, Posts, etc. are considered to be "owned" by their sponsor and g...

In GEAR » What would you spend your bonus on?
August 26, 12:28pm

Re: Inaccurate Information
Colorado enforced the use tax against some individuals as the result of a business audit. A jeweler sold items and mailed empty boxes out of state. The shipping record was to prove out of state d...

In Gear Deals » 20% off $100 @
August 21, 11:41am

Re: Use Tax
Most businesses have a larger exposure to use tax audit adjustment than income tax. Individuals have the same requirement to pay use tax, but no requirement to maintain records.

In Gear Deals » 20% off $100 @
August 21, 9:34am

sports records
I hope the new backetball hoop will be 4 meters rather than 3. A 100 meter rushing day in football will be an even more impressive feat, but will leave many records frozen in time. In time no one...

In Chaff » Should BPL go metric?
August 08, 2:25pm

Green and Light? - Maybe
The answer is always "maybe." On trips where the primary goal is to challenge myself gear performance is much more important than "green." Green is important for semi-outd...

In Philosophy & Technique » Green and Light?
August 03, 10:40am

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