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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.
CityWheat Ridge
StateColorado

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All Forum Posts by Richard Matthews

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Lunar Solo
It is a perfect fit in the long mesh pocket of the Essence.

In GEAR » Front Loading UL pack?
January 26, 1:02pm

Re: Re: Do tarps have limits?
The limits are more a function of the user and not the tarp. A hobby that makes you uncomfortable often is not acceptable. It needs to be fun. I use a hammock most of the time. I use tarps,...

In GEAR » When do you leave your tarp at home?
January 26, 1:00pm

Re: Re: Arctic technology and more VB talk
The fuzzy stuff is the only VB that is comfortable next to my body. Shirt = 7.8 oz. Pants = 4.5 oz.

In Gear Lists » Winter Gear List
January 22, 8:32am

Credibility for sale
The BPL subscribers actually are buying Dr. Js credibility. One lapse in integrity and BPL might not survive in a very competitive environment. The members are the fact checkers. When a member...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » conflict of interest: Manufacturing V review
January 20, 6:27am

Saws
A couple of times I used my wire saw in the backcountry and was disappointed with the performance. I thought it was because I did not know how to use it so I tried using it to trim trees in the ya...

In GEAR » Lightweight chopping hatchet
January 18, 7:18am

When will the winners be announced?
I remember 1/15/06, but the memory isn't what it used to be.

In Gear Lists » 2005 Backpacking Light Trip Planning Spreadsheet Contest Entries
January 16, 4:06pm

Colorado
Ben, Day: Patagucci lightweight longjohns, and *****-tex pants. Night: Patagucci silkweight longjohns, Dancing Light VBL pants, and 200 PolarTec pants. Maybe the ******-tex pants if sit...

In GEAR » Bottoms layering schemes
January 16, 3:51pm

Re: Bugs and tarping
Try: http://trailquest.net/dlgcsleepnet.html For star gazing attach the net to the ridgeline and sleep with your head outside the tarp.

In GEAR » Bugs and tarping
January 12, 8:43am

Re: Insulation "Quality"
Perhaps this should be expanded into self-inflating pads vs. closed cell pads. Not all insulation is created equal. Uniform and accurate sleeping bag temperature ratings are so difficult that...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Insulation "Quality"
January 11, 2:01pm

VB suit
try this: http://trailquest.net/dlgcgwrainsuit.html

In Gear Lists » Winter Gear List
January 11, 12:33pm

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