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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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share a tent?
Romance is the only reason to share a tent. Yuck.. that is just sick!!!!

In Philosophy & Technique » Dont wear your day clothes to bed-myth?
April 12, 10:21am

Re: Ever blown a seam on an ultralight pack?
I hike occasionally with BSA. Kids can foul up a shot-put with a rubberband. Maybe BP magazine knows their subscribers lack the finesse to use UL gear. I consider my UL gear very durable, bu...

In GEAR » Ever blown a seam on an ultralight pack?
April 12, 8:15am

Re: Re: Wide-mouth
I do not know Ben. I have a friend that is a "branding" expert. They have to do a lot of research to make sure a brand name does not have negative meanings in the worlds dominate langua...

In Philosophy & Technique » Dont wear your day clothes to bed-myth?
April 12, 5:29am

Re: Re: Dont wear your day clothes to bed-myth?"
Ben, Was the astronaut drink named after you? Maybe Tang = sugar?

In Philosophy & Technique » Dont wear your day clothes to bed-myth?
April 11, 2:57pm

Re: Affordable wind/rain jackets?
The combination that works for me is a GoLite poncho and the BPL Brawny windshirt. I have the Sierra Designs Microlight Anorak. I think it has an interior coating that makes it waterproof. Not...

In GEAR » Affordable wind/rain jackets?
April 08, 4:53am

Re: Dont wear your day clothes to bed-myth?
You should be able to wear all your clothes at the same time except for extra socks and underwear. I have slept in my hiking clothes and nothing bad happened. However, I do like to clean up at ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Dont wear your day clothes to bed-myth?
April 07, 6:51am

Re: Frameless just uncomfortable
David, I am glad to hear that I am not alone. I can make the zpacks Blast 32 work great, but I had exactly the same problem you describe with the G4. I like the 10% rule that the pack should...

In GEAR » The Effectiveness of Stays
April 02, 10:02am

Re: I have a problem....
What a bargain... I expect to spend $20/oz.

In GEAR » I have a problem....
March 24, 5:19pm

Re: Essence Discontinued
Sad. I started using my Essence only for high altitude trips, but I am now using it more and more. For me there was a bit of a learning curve, but I am looking forward to your new "Wicked Li...

In GEAR » SMD Essence Pack
March 11, 5:58pm

Re: What do you use for navigation?
I use a 7.5 minute topo map. If I need the compass or GPS I am aready lost.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you use for navigation?
March 02, 8:21am

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