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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: golite ether xxl
Kevin, I will take it at $32.

In Gear Swap » golite ether xxl
February 15, 10:37am

Drag racer of backpacking
The JetBoil is the drag racer of backpacking. Impressive performance, but still does not answer the question -- Why?

In GEAR » Jetboil performance claim: Roger Caffin calling me out!
February 05, 2:06pm

Re: Re: Doing it right?
Hey Ben, One of the benefits of my advanced years is short term memory loss. You have made my life better by sharing your bathroom technique. Maybe I can return the favor. A short swim at...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What Is Your Favorite Thing To Do In Camp At The End Of The Day
February 05, 1:03pm

Doing it right?
Ben, Sex is only dirty if you are doing it right. If you are not sweating then you are not trying hard enough.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What Is Your Favorite Thing To Do In Camp At The End Of The Day
February 02, 11:50am

Re: Poncho: Arms get wet!
GoLite ponshos have side guy loops. I put a paracord loop in the guy loop and wear it over my middle two fingers. Add a belt to the poncho and you will stay a lot drier.

In GEAR » Poncho: Arms get wet!
January 28, 3:57pm

Re: SMD Essence?
John, I also pack my food in the bottom. The more I use this pack the more I like it. The best system for carrying water I have come up with is a pint with my kitchen in the top, a pint on a c...

In GEAR » Need help narrowing down my selection on 2-3lb packs
January 28, 3:49pm

Stephenson Warmlite 2R with windows
Maybe the 2C.

In GEAR » Best lightweight all use tent ?
January 28, 3:24pm

Re: Traveler
Kari, I own a Traveler, but I have not used it enough to review it. I have a lot of Six Moon Designs products and have always been satisfied.

In GEAR » Lightweight internal frame panel loader pack suggestions?
January 25, 8:16am

Re: Lightweight internal frame panel loader pack suggestions?
Six Moon Designs Traveler.

In GEAR » Lightweight internal frame panel loader pack suggestions?
January 24, 3:03pm

Re: Re: Hip belt pockets: zipper design flaw
Ben, I do not know about the MLD or ULA pockets. The Six Moon Designs, Gossamer Gear and McHale all work pretty well when the pockets are loaded right. The two handed operation is when they ...

In GEAR » Help! Pack decision!
January 19, 11:16am

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