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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: BD Epic Fabric Tents
Ben, How difficult would it be to rig a poncho over the tent. If I am expecting soggy weather I carry both a poncho and Drop Stopper Jacket.

In GEAR » BD Epic tents in the Sierras?
March 31, 10:09am

Re: Specs Comparison - DR vs. LD
This is turning into a Ginger or MaryAnn question. We are all lucky to have a choice of two fine tents. Good analysis Ben.

In GEAR » Double Rainbow vs. Lunar Duo
March 29, 1:06pm

Re: Quilt or top bag versus reg. bag
George, Good: Lighter, Easy to turn inside the quilt rather than turning the bag, Wear clothes inside the bag without compressing the down. Bad: When it is windy or when temperature is ap...

In GEAR » Quilt or top bag versus reg. bag
March 29, 7:49am

Re: interesting
George, The pack is tolerable with 20# load. Comfortable with 15#. I have not had it out yet but I forcast the max I can carry is 2.5 quarts of water and 2 nights food.

March 28, 12:27pm
On Monday I received a Z1 pack from The pack fully pimped out has these features: Side compression straps, Bottom compression straps, Sternum strap, Daisy chain on the shoulder s...

March 27, 2:50pm

Re: Titanium Goat
I have the Epic bivy with bug net. Materials are as stated, sewing is excellent. I don't have enough nights to write a review yet, but am satisfied so far. The large is big enough for me a...

In GEAR » Titanium Goat
March 26, 3:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Tom Claytor Hammocks
I really like the Claytor Jungle hammock for a top entry option, but I am waiting until Jacks'R'Better introduce their hammock at Trail Days to make the final decision. The double bottom...

In Multiple Use Gear » ground sleeping in a hammock
March 24, 8:09am

Re: Dessert night time food storage?

In Philosophy & Technique » Dessert night time food storage?
March 22, 3:16pm

Re: ground sleeping in a hammock
Doug, I only have 4 seasons on my Hennessy Hammock, but I have never had an unplanned night on the ground. I still use a ground system for above timeberline and the desert.

In Multiple Use Gear » ground sleeping in a hammock
March 21, 2:32pm

Re: What do you sleep on?
Hennessy Hammock.

In GEAR » What do you sleep on?
March 21, 7:16am

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