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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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medical card
Very good replies. I can only add a little laminated card with my name, emergency contacts, blood type, allegeries, medical conditions, and insurance information. Kind of like an expanded dog tag.

In GEAR » Neck Lanyard
November 09, 9:53am

Cool!! I am a very competitive person, but as I get older I prefer competition with a purpose.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Profile
November 02, 7:24am

Re: Forum Profile
What will be the benefits of a good ranking? At what number should we get a posse? Will there be additional discounts? What about groupies?

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Profile
November 01, 4:53pm

Re: Re: Re: trying to boil 3 cups of water
Jim, I agreed with your first post. Alcohol needs to vaporize to burn. Large quanities of alcohol are a heat sink that delays vaporization. If you want to heat more than 2 cups of water the...

In Philosophy & Technique » trying to boil 3 cups of water
September 12, 2:23pm

Re: Minor tarp/poncho suggestion
I used mitten hooks, but they were not robust enough. I am going to order some shock cord hooks and flag clips the next time I order hardwear.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Poncho Tarp: Techniques and Gear Systems for Inclement Conditions
August 09, 3:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Hammock Comfort
I also use a HH and it took three nights for me to get comfortable. On the ground it seems that you have to sleep either on your side or your back. In a hammock I sleep at about a 45 degree angle...

In GEAR » Hammock Comfort-- Asymm vs. Symm Hammocks?
August 02, 5:34pm

Re: Ultralight Dry-Bags?
Never tried using them on the outside. I have swum a pack with a trash bag liner and everything individually bagged. The pack and harness got wet but the contents stayed dry. Wet packs are hea...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Dry-Bags?
July 29, 10:44am

Re: Glenn Roberts: Opinion on the ID Unishelter
I have the Expedition Unishelter. It is my most stable storm shelter. It sheds wind and blowing rain very well. In a heavy snow you need to kick the snow off to keep from losing your loft. It...

In GEAR » Glenn Roberts: Opinion on the ID Unishelter
July 20, 7:06am

Re: UL Internal Frame Pack: Mountainsmith Ghost v Granite Gear Vapor Trail vs Others
I have a Six Moon Designs Starlite and it might fit the 2-5 light pack. I have carried up to 45 pounds with it, but for me it is only comfortable under 30 pounds. For ski touring I use a McHale...

In GEAR » UL Internal Frame Pack: Mountainsmith Ghost v Granite Gear Vapor Trail vs Others
June 23, 5:00pm

Re: What would you do re: gear return
I suspect the guy would be advised to exchange his girlfriend. Just joking. I would give him a full price store credit. A reputation for excellent customer service is way more valuable than ...

In Chaff » What would you do re: gear return
June 23, 12:28pm

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