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Matthew Zion (mzion) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me Eagle Scout. Navy Veteran.

AT '10; CT yo-yo '11; PCT '12
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Lint Has a Website
Just wanted to shamelessly plug Lint's new website. www.linthikes.com Probably seen him quoted on MLD's Exodus page. I think his plan is to hike the CDT, again, this year which will make ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lint Has a Website
March 01, 5:37pm

Re: Snapple huh
Looks like I found a new widemouth bottle.

In GEAR » 32oz Snapple Iced Tea Bottle
February 29, 5:49pm

Re: Re: Fast Hiking the PCT
I agree Dirk. I've done the 30+ for 35 days and even during that it got tiresome (mentally more than anything) doing it for a 100 days is going to be a new challenge. I think I'm going to...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2012 list - where to lose weight?
February 28, 10:55pm

Re: Fast Hiking the PCT
Thanks Greg, I'll definitely have to check it out. I think you had a much tougher year with the snow. At this point I'd be interested in reading where all you resupplied and how you paced...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2012 list - where to lose weight?
February 28, 10:14pm

Re: Cold food
@Travis I prefer to only cook 1 meal a day. I tried an all cold diet and maybe its what I chose to eat (too much healthy organic and too little fat/sugar) but I crave that hot meal once a day. ...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2012 list - where to lose weight?
February 28, 5:35pm

Re: "Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?"
+1 that the testing and approval is quick. I'm glad I haven't bought a canister yet -- I'd much rather carry one of these.

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
February 27, 6:08pm

Re: BRG Vest
Vest just came in the mail today. Scales in at 108 g (3.8 oz) in medium. Been walking around with it on all day haha.

In GEAR » Black Rock Gear
February 27, 3:45pm

Re: BRG
I just ordered a vest from Evan. I haven't received it yet but he was fantastic to deal with -- I think he responded to my emails within 5 or 10 minutes.

In GEAR » Black Rock Gear
February 26, 4:21pm

Re: hexamid users: which size would you choose?
I have a solo and find it adequate. I get some spray in heavy rain. If I were to get another hexamid today I'd probably go with the solo-plus w/ a beak -- more space and versatility with very...

In GEAR » hexamid users: which size would you choose?
February 24, 5:17pm

Re: Update
I think if you're still carrying the Montbell and the bivy you can probably go with the 32*. Those two items should make your bag comfortable down into lower temps.

In Gear Lists » PCT 2012 list - where to lose weight?
February 23, 6:41pm

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