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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: Bivy Advice?
Michael, I have a TiGoat bivy also. I generally sleep with my feet in the bivy, but the bivy only pulled up to around the knees. If the weather turns bad I can arch my back and get it up to ju...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bivy Advice?
June 12, 11:34am

Re: Trail Divas
Sam, My previous advice was before I saw the picture. Now that I have seen the picture I need to change my advice to: CLOSE THE DEAL - NOW!!!!!!

In On the Web » Trail Divas
June 11, 3:24pm

Re: Newb to hammocks - help!
I tried CCF pads and Big Agnes bags, but now an very happy with the 3 season quilts by Jacks'R'Better.

In GEAR » Newb to hammocks - help!
June 09, 11:39am

Ralationship advice
Sam, You should close the deal. It does not get much better.

In On the Web » Trail Divas
June 08, 1:55pm

Re: Hammock Tents
Kim, I have used a Hennessy Expedition as my primary shelter for 4 years. The best feature is the bottom entry. You can enter and exit even with the fly hung very close to the hammock body. ...

In GEAR » Hammock Tents
May 29, 2:33pm

Re: Weight Credit for Multi-use Items?
I like to think of my kit as an integrated system rather than a collection of individual parts. For example the BushBuddy stove is good with the hammock because you know you are going to be campin...

In Gear Lists » Weight Credit for Multi-use Items?
May 23, 7:53am

Re: Hat or Hood
Over the years that have been a number of hats with a waterproof shell based on a Jim Whittaker design. They have a waterproof shell and earflaps that fasten below the chin and often are lined in ...

In GEAR » Hat or Hood
May 17, 2:16pm

Re: Re: Some Initial Bushbuddy Impressions/Pot Idea
Gerry, I am just starting to use it. I tried burning three charcoal briquettes with an ESBIT starter. Not enough BTUs. I cut a round hardware cloth screen that fits on top. It has two fu...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
May 16, 2:53pm

Re: Tarp site selection
My favorite tarp pitch is the one that is in harmony with the environment and weather. Take what nature gives you. My favorite site is: 1. The eastern military crest of a ridge, 2. Between ...

In GEAR » Tarp site selection
May 16, 10:10am

Re: Continental Divide
The darkline marked on the map is the Continential Divide. The maps mostly predate the Continentail Divide Trail(s) by decades. The Continential Divide Trail Society and the Continental Divide Tr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Continental Divide
May 07, 2:14pm

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