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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: Re: Windshirt and raingear or poncho and windshirt
Roger, Would the amount of tension applied to the fabric change the PSI? My experience suggests that the silnylon tarp pitched very taut will have more misting than the same tarp draped over ...

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
April 06, 7:16am

Re: CT trail info.
"Mags" has a great site.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Colorado Trail question
April 06, 7:06am

Re: What about Platys?
You can set a Platy into boiling water. A one pot meal for spagetti is to put the Platy with the sauce in the same pot you are cooking the spagetti. When the noodles are ready the sauce is hot.

In Multiple Use Gear » combo Water Bottle and Pot
April 05, 1:31pm

Re: Fleece Gloves for Potlifters
Hot pots do melt fleece.

In GEAR » Fleece Gloves for Potlifters
April 05, 5:30am

Re: Re: Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
Mark, I am going to give your technique a try. Thanks

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
April 04, 9:47am

Re: Re: Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
Mark, I should have been more specific about the belt. I carry a piece of .5" webbing with a side release buckle. The webbing goes through the guy loops on the rear of the poncho and is b...

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
April 04, 6:31am

Re: Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
It is drier in the Colorado Rockies, but I prefer the poncho. It keeps your pack dry, it can be used for a hammock fly, and can become a tent vestibule, or dinning fly. I also carry a Drop Stoppe...

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
April 03, 5:24pm

Re: You know you've hit bottom when..
I recently replace a 2006 Six Moon Designs Essence pack with a zpacks Z1. The Essence is retired after about 4 nights. I bought the Air Core Plus Spectra Rope and have carried it but never used...

In GEAR » You know you've hit bottom when..
April 03, 10:34am

Re: Grand Canyon Recommendations
Brett, I do not hike in the Canyon in September because it is too hot. However I do wear cotton in May and October. In the inner canyon the average September high is 97 and the low is 69. C...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon Recommendations
April 02, 9:47am

Re: Recommended clothing
For what it is worth: Clothes from head to toe for a September Grand Canyon trip. Straw hat from your local tractor supply. Cotton bandana from your local tractor supply. 60/40 cotton a...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon Recommendations
April 02, 8:33am

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