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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: GoLite Poncho as hammock fly
I use the GoLite Poncho on a HH Expedition. Used in strong winds, thunder storms and prolonged rain with good results. With good site selection I think it will work in just about any weather. ...

In Multiple Use Gear » GoLite Poncho as hammock fly
July 12, 3:34pm

Brian, A true lightweight hiker would shave that heavy hair off the legs. We need emoticons.

In GEAR » Cocoon Pants - To buy or not to buy
July 11, 10:29am

reader reviews
Brett, That raises the bar on reader reviews. Good work. Thank you.

In GEAR » Cliogear packs
July 06, 8:23am

Re: hammock insulation
Don, I own an overstuffed Arc Alpinist rather than the Old Rag Mountain. The JRB Weather Shield, No Sniveller, Nest and Old Rag Mountain would take me down to zero wearing these clothes: Exped...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » U.L and hammocks?
July 05, 9:03am

Re: hammock insulation
The Hennessy Super Shelter and the JRB Weather Shield are redundant. I would double layer the Nest & No Sniveller on the bottom with the Weather Shield and use the Old Rag Mountain on top. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » U.L and hammocks?
July 03, 4:28pm

Re: hammocks and going light
Don, I think the Big Agnes pad in a Hennessy Hammock is a little unstable, but it could be me being a klutz. The Big Agnes pad works great with an Eagles Nest. The Jacks'R'Better quilt...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » U.L and hammocks?
July 02, 9:01am

Re: Alcohol Stove at 11,000 feet
They work fine at 14,000 ft and over. At higher elevations wind can reduce fuel efficiency. I prefer the Caldera Cone stove, but the others work fine.

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove at 11,000 feet
July 02, 8:44am

Re: U.L and hammocks?
A hammock is an excellent choice. I have used a Hennessy Expedition as my primary shelter for 4 years in Colorado. A bivy and tarp is still the lightest kit, but the hammock is so much more com...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » U.L and hammocks?
June 30, 5:49am

Re: Losing the pounds
NOLS is making more progress quicker than I expected. Keep up the good work!!!! Thank you for the update.

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
June 29, 11:45am

Re: BMW as an overquilt?
Width or girth is an issue for quilts as an overbag. The Jacks'R'Better No Sniveller is 48" wide and works great as a quilt for me, but is not wide enough to work as an overquilt.

In GEAR » Cocoon Pro 90 Quilt for 2 people
June 29, 8:12am

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