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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: Help needed for A level research.
male red I would NOT want combination clothes and electronic gear. I layer rather than wear a single item. The embedded electronics would need to be in each layer. Probably has some milita...

In Multiple Use Gear » Help Needed
March 14, 11:00am

Re: Arc Alpinist custom options
Tom has my Arc Alpinist now to add 2 oz. of overstuff and to put buckels on both ends of the straps. The straps get in the way unless you need them. I have only needed them a couple of times an...

In GEAR » Arc Alpinist custom options
March 12, 2:22pm

Re: Trail Runners vs. Boots
Just a few(?) comments on the sneakers v. boots. In 1997 I suffered a high ankle sprain. Physical therapy was prescribed to increase my range of motion. I thought that I could just do my PT wh...

In GEAR » Shoes for Long Distance Hiking
March 11, 11:27am

Re: Items to add to 3 Day 3 Season List
With resupply: Change of socks and underwear. Spare batteries for headlamp. More water treatment, food and other consumables. Without resupply: Food alone for me would be 30 pounds so I ...

In Gear Lists » Items to add to 3 Day 3 Season List
March 02, 5:26pm

Re: Perhaps the market is re-grouping
Glenn, Did you mean married to each other? I think your predictions are very good. The traditional gear may not ever disappear. While the market is aging only a few people begin backpacking...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market for Backpacking Gear: Innovation, Broken Promises, and Hope
February 28, 3:04pm

Re: Vest pack?
The Six Moon Designs Moonlight with the vest harness was close to what you are describing. I can't find a picture.

In GEAR » Vest pack?
February 21, 2:03pm

Re: The Walmart Grease Pot Sucks!
Jason, I agree, the AGG 3 cup pot has made the grease pot obsolete.

In GEAR » The Walmart Grease Pot Sucks!
February 19, 8:34am

Re: Re: tarp set up
Paul, I do not leave my lines attached to the poncho/tarp. I leave a belt salvaged from a pair of REI Sahara pants in the rear tie outs. After putting the poncho on I reach around, unbuckle ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Benchmark time for Tarp Set Up?
February 12, 6:55am

Re: Essense's "Big" side pocket?
I carry my shelter in the big side pocket. It can dry a bit in the sun during the day. Your shelter does not get your other gear wet when it is wet. I like to pack my shelter last and set it fir...

In GEAR » Front Loading UL pack?
February 02, 9:29am

plastic tarp
I don't take it out in big storms, but 2 mil painters drop cloth will work to see if you like tarps. I do not use tie outs or grommets. Sheetbend the corners. Anyplace else where you want a ti...

In GEAR » Low Cost/Light Tarps?
January 30, 2:40pm

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