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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: A simple twist of truth
Larry, It makes shopping for the special days much easier now that you know what she wants.

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpackinklight is the Dr.Phil of this era
March 18, 12:50pm

Re: Tarp Pitching Woes
Take a look at this Jacks'R'Better product.

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarp Pitching Woes
March 16, 4:34pm

Re: dropping pounds
Thank you for sharing your victory.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » dropping pounds
March 14, 7:36am

Re: Re: Re: Thoughts on JRB Stealth Quilt layered w/ WM Highlite
Eric, I use a No Sniveller with a Nunatak Arc Alpinist for winter. The AA is 55" wide and fits over the NS well. The AA footbox is so narrow that you loss a lot of loft to compression. I...

In GEAR » Thoughts on JRB Stealth Quilt layered w/ WM Highlite
March 14, 1:00am

Re: Thoughts on JRB Stealth Quilt layered w/ WM Highlite
For me a 48" wide quilt is great as a hammock quilt, but it is not wide enough to use as an overquilt.

In GEAR » Thoughts on JRB Stealth Quilt layered w/ WM Highlite
March 13, 2:39pm

Re: like a scarecrow re:How do you pack?
Brett, I am sure I am not the only OCD backpacker. I find a strong routine allows me more time to enjoy the hiking. The routine you describe should get your out the door pretty quick. Tha...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do you pack?
March 13, 6:37am

Re: How do you pack?
A closed cell pad can be used for the packing staging area. Set the pack harness down on the pad. Put a water proof stuff sack with sleeping clothes and hygiene kit into the bottom. Next place t...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do you pack?
March 13, 3:13am

Re: Kifaru Packs/Tents?
I have a ParaTipi. Nice piece of equipment. Great cutomer service. It was founded by Patrick Smith the founder of MountainSmith after he sold MountainSmith. Kifaru targets the hunting market....

In GEAR » Kifaru Packs/Tents?
March 11, 6:11am

Re: Re: Re: Backpacker Magazine award to Big Sky
Kristin, Your reply shows a lot of class. My ex-wife dumped me because I was not meeting her needs and SHE became bitter. I dropped my BP subscription because it was not meeting my needs, bu...

In GEAR » Bacpacker Magazine award to Big Sky
March 09, 10:34am

Re: Favorite Piece of Gear Purchased? Last 6 Mo.
#1. TiGoat Epic bivy #2. GoLite Ether shirt #3. Caldera Cone stove from antiGravity Gear

In GEAR » Favorite Piece of Gear Purchased? Last 6 Mo.
March 09, 10:04am

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