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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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ponchos?
Just wanted to remind everyone of the third option.

In GEAR » pack cover vs. dry sacs
March 05, 4:32pm

Re: pedicures
I do have a bias against high maintenance men, women or pets. I hike with a guy that looks like a model after multi-night hikes. However, he seems to do it with no effort. I envy his ability. ...

In GEAR » "NEW ITEM WORSHIP"
March 02, 1:31pm

Re: Ultralight knives and multi tools?
I carry a MiniBuck 350. They were discontinued, but some are still in inventory at places. 1.3 oz. I also carry a pair of folding sewing scissors. 1.0 oz.

In GEAR » Ultralight knives and multi tools?
February 28, 7:01am

Re: any experience with the "no sniveller" or "stealth" ?
I have the No Sniveller. I mostly use it in a hammock but also use it for warm weather hiking like the Grand Canyon. I (my wife) added grosgrain ribbon guy loops opposite the stock hammock atta...

In GEAR » any experience with the "no sniveller" or "stealth" ?
February 23, 4:47am

Re: Double bagging with a quilt?
Chadn, A 48" wide quilt for me is fine as the primary quilt. It is not wide enough for an overquilt. I use the Jacks'R'Better No Sniveller inside and the Nunatak Arc Alpinist (55&...

In GEAR » Double bagging with a quilt?
February 21, 2:51pm

Re: Alcohol stove to fry food
I fry on the Mini-Trangia. Heavy for an alcohol stove, but it will simmer and hold enough fuel to do the job. The non-stick coating on the Trangia is very durable and works great.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Alcohol stove to fry food
February 19, 6:06pm

Re: My Sleeping Pads: Painful Comfort
Cool math. I wonder how that would work with a hammock?

In Philosophy & Technique » My Sleeping Pads: Painful Comfort
February 16, 2:16pm

Re: Clothing Layers for 10 - 25 degrees
REI Winter hat. Silk weight top, microfleece shirt, shell jacket. Mid weight bottom, shell pants. Liner socks, neoprene sock, trail runner shoes. Fleece convertible glove/mitten. At ...

In Winter Hiking » Clothing Layers for 10 - 25 degrees
January 31, 9:45am

Re: best neoprene sock for trekking wet?
http://www.divers-supply.com/2MM-NEOPRENE-SOCKS-p/atl50149.htm 4.0 oz.

In GEAR » best neoprene sock for trekking wet?
January 30, 6:41am

Re: Drying Clothing with Body Heat in Propre Raingear
No theoretical help, but I agree with your observation. With ****-Tex I wait until I feel the chill to layer up, but with the propore I layer up immediately.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Drying Clothing with Body Heat in Propre Raingear
January 29, 4:42pm

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