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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: Combining pads
1. Don't know. 2. I can stay comfortable on an plain air matress to about freezing - if I use a quilt that covers the side of the air matress. If the sides of the air matress are exposed then...

In GEAR » UL Sleeping Pad - Thermarest Ridge Rest vs Gossamer Nighlight vs Others
June 22, 1:07pm

Re: 2 Pads = New Weight Class!
The 2 pad system fits my style. YMMV. I am a side sleeper and with a self-inflating pad alone I need a 1.5" pad to keep my shoulder from going numb. The RidgeRest is stiff enough to make the...

In GEAR » UL Sleeping Pad - Thermarest Ridge Rest vs Gossamer Nighlight vs Others
June 21, 5:04pm

trick question
The lightest one that gives you a good nights sleep. I use both a closed cell pad and a self-inflating pad. The closed cell pad can also be used in a chair kit and is the backup if the self-infla...

In GEAR » UL Sleeping Pad - Thermarest Ridge Rest vs Gossamer Nighlight vs Others
June 21, 2:45pm

Re: Re: Re: define 'cottage'
The classic cottage model was when production was outsourced on a piece work basis. At one time the auto industry in Japan was a cottage industry. The US textile industry was a cottage industry a...

In GEAR » Cottages
June 21, 11:07am

Re: solo bp or camping in general
Shelter - Hennessy Hammock with poncho rainfly - also rain gear. Sleeping - Jacks'R'Better Nest & No Sniveller - No Sniveller also insulating layer. Cooking - Mini-Trangia Pack - Six Moon ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo or No Go
June 11, 8:15am

Sunny, I don't know the proper word to describe his actions. I can only guess at his motivation. What I do know is that you handled the situation better than him.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo or No Go
June 08, 9:52am

Eric, is that the word you wanted? Maybe protective?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo or No Go
June 07, 2:05pm

Re: best day pack that is also waterproof?
Double bag the contents in plastic bags and all packs are waterproof. You can "swim" a regular pack with waterproof liners. Why the waterproof requirement?

In GEAR » best day pack that is also waterproof?
April 24, 4:10pm

Re: Colorado Trail 2007
Georgia Pass and the 10 Mile Range might be a problem for a late May or early June start. I might be interested in some hikes.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Colorado Trail 2007
April 24, 2:17pm

Re: Sil Poncho vs. eVENT/Drop Stoppers jacket
John, I just spent my third night in my Gatewood Cape. It is very storm worthy both as rain wear and a shelter. I protects better than a poncho, but it would prefer a poncho in an all day gent...

In GEAR » Sil Poncho vs. eVENT/Drop Stoppers jacket
April 09, 10:50am

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