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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: What type of footgear is he wearing?
The only thing I can add to Mark's comments is the best way to avoid blisters is to hike more. Calluses retard blisters. How many times a year does the guy pack?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blisters
January 29, 4:18pm

Re: Tent vs. Tarp
Phillip, I use a hammock most of the time, however I do carry other shelters in the desert, above timberline and for privacy. The Gatewood Cape is a very robust and roomy shelter. No bivy is...

In GEAR » Tent vs. Tarp
January 29, 7:02am

Re: Re: Re: Light Insulation With Water Bottle Pockets?
Couple of other ideas: Make a sling - kind of like a baby sling to wear under your jacket. Duct tape some pads to make a sleeve for your bladder. When you finish drinking blow the water back...

In GEAR » Light Insulation With Water Bottle Pockets?
January 20, 9:08am

Re: Re: Tarp/Bivy advice needed.
Erin, Sometimes a big tarp will not fit back in sheltered sites. A big tarp is harder to pitch taut. In good weather I don't pitch my poncho and the bivy keeps my sleeping bag dry in c...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarp/Bivy advice needed.
January 20, 8:47am

Re: Light Insulation With Water Bottle Pockets?
How about a pack you wear under your jacket?

In GEAR » Light Insulation With Water Bottle Pockets?
January 18, 5:04pm

2006 Lightitude Award
Were the 2006 Lightitude Awards awarded?

In GEAR » 2006 Lightitude Award
January 11, 4:03pm

Re: SUL Gear List for Colorado
My 3 season bag is 20 degrees. I have seen snow on the 4th of July. Normally we have short intense storms, but in 2006 there was several weeks of drizzles. The other posts give great trails.

In Gear Lists » SUL Gear List for Colorado
January 08, 8:15am

Re: I just can't let it go...
Craig, I would put the stove on display on my mantle. It has too many memories to risk it in the backcountry. I still have an old Boy Scouts mess kit - but I never use it.

In Philosophy & Technique » I just can't let it go...
January 08, 8:04am

Re: To Poncho-tarp on not to poncho-tarp
Tom, This is just opinion. I think there are many levels to your question. Some people need to be enclosed to sleep. Inexperienced people tend to take a lot more gear than they need and t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » To Poncho-tarp on not to poncho-tarp
January 05, 4:36pm

Re: Re: pack cover V internal protection
I needed to go to lunch and did not finish my previous post. The lightest, cheapest and most durable way to stay dry is technique and not gear. In the morning the pack should be packed inside...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » pack cover V internal protection
January 05, 1:08pm

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