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All Forum Posts by George Matthews

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Re: spreadsheet
Yet my axe is restless in my hand. Give me a row of orc-necks and room to swing and all weariness will fall from me! And so your spreadsheet will rid your pack of darkness : )

In Philosophy & Technique » Moving away from the spreadsheet side of life
May 26, 10:48am

Re: As a numbers guy...
Another benefit of putting your gear and weights into a spreadsheet is you can play 'what if'. A few clicks and drags and you see the results immediately. How much does the more comfy pad i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A little help please
May 26, 10:35am

Re: Complete Decisions
Dan - excellent post. You said: I love situations where I can save weight just by spending money because it means I can be just as well equipped on the trail, yet lighter. I agree and like th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cost of an Ounce, UL spreedsheet/business major style
May 26, 7:33am

Re: Re: Cost of an Ounce, UL spreedsheet/business major style
While you are learning about the cranking of numbers, also really pay attention when the subject of financial planning is taught. For example... Biff Numskul wants to reduce his pack weight. He ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cost of an Ounce, UL spreedsheet/business major style
May 25, 9:52am

Re: The Global Test III: Trekking in Russia
Great report and pictures. Nice work!

In Editor's Roundtable » The Global Test III: Trekking in Russia
May 24, 7:29pm

Re: Cost of an Ounce, UL spreedsheet/business major style
Calculating such things are fun to do. However, you can easily fool yourself. Think about this: your weight saving number is better the worse off you were. For example, going from an 8 lb pa...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cost of an Ounce, UL spreedsheet/business major style
May 24, 1:12pm

Re: Rapture
the truth revealed... macho man http://www.someecards.com/2011/05/22/picture-explains-how-rapture-was-averted?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

In Chaff » The Rapture
May 24, 11:52am

Re: The Rapture
it is written... Boromir: The wolf that one hears is worse than the orc that one fears. Aragorn: True. But where the warg howls, there also the orc prowls.

In Chaff » The Rapture
May 23, 6:32pm

minimalist footwear for summer backpacking - feedback on treks
I LOVE THESE THINGS! I'm going to try them on a multi-day trek going pretty much SUL. My feet, legs, body, and head are adjusting well to them. I will also take my old O'Neil...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Summer Backpacking
May 23, 6:30pm

Re: Another reason to carry a light pack....
Excellent tip and picture!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another reason to carry a light pack....
May 23, 5:46pm

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