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Re: Eugene Smith is a beast
Experienced a vision during this morning's run. The sun was rising behind the clouds. Looked like a high, steep canyon. The clouds formed a a dark wall from all the way north to south east acro...

In Other Activities » Eugene Smith is a beast
November 06, 8:22am

Re: Re: 6:53
Amazing what can be done. That's inspiring. Wow! I'm in, too, but for the 2014 BPL Rim2Rim2Rim. Maybe Mike, too. : ) The NYC marathon is today. I bet we have some BPLers among the ...

In Other Activities » Eugene Smith is a beast
November 06, 3:38am

Re: running in the cold and also running time/mileage gain
Progress : ) Was an incredible morning for me. 9.3 miles - average 10 min per mile 38 F / 5 mph gusts BPL Merino beanie Possumdown gloves BPL Merino UL long sleeve and New Balance sy...

In Other Activities » Eugene Smith is a beast
November 05, 5:44pm

Re: running form
I'm really focusing on my form when running. I believe this is what got me from zero to being able to run a few times a week without problems. Maybe I'm delusional in thinking my progress w...

In Other Activities » Eugene Smith is a beast
November 03, 10:55am

Re: real runners vs finishers
Really good information from both you experienced runners and your renegades. I've never raced in an official race. So far I run a bit over 10K runs usually on Saturday and Sunday and then ...

In Other Activities » Eugene Smith is a beast
November 02, 8:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: training run duration versus mileage
Art, a trail. Flat one. There is one not too far from me that I might try next Oct or the following Oct. Gibbet 50 Thanks for the advice. Mike, I'd love that one if I had the time and mon...

In Other Activities » Eugene Smith is a beast
November 02, 8:44am

Re: Tarptent Contrail
congrats on the world record. very impressive! watching the video, looks like you could shave off several seconds. I believe you could break 40 seconds.

In GEAR » Tarptent Contrail
October 29, 6:57pm

Re: SUL and advancing age
rosie rabbit, congrats on the medicare. don't worry about your age because active +60's woman - especially in groups - are awesome. My wife and I are both approaching 60 in a few. She wo...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL and advancing age
October 29, 6:33pm

Re: The Carbon Flame War
Rog T, Believe you seem to have correctly forecast this year's Winter if the current trend continues in USA. Yesterday there were leaves on the trees collecting sleet. Don't recall th...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 29, 6:06pm

Re: Re: What do you do for a living?
Just an ordinary zombie.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you do for a living?
October 29, 5:55pm

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