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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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MSR?
Hey MSR are you paying attention? I have my credit card out. I want one.

In Make Your Own Gear » Son of Balrog - The Real Stove
January 10, 9:08am

Re: Need a zipper pouch: like this...
http://trailquest.net/dlgcbeltpouch.html

In Make Your Own Gear » Need a zipper pouch: like this...
January 09, 1:57pm

Re: carrying load on your belt
Loads carried on the side of a belt tend to get in the way of the arm swing, not a problem if you use poles. Loads on the side often rub in close areas. Not a problem when it is a water bottle,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » carrying load on your belt
January 09, 11:36am

Re: Re: Re: Re: UL hammock camping
Yes, I do own one. The first time I attached the under quilt to the hammock with 4 binder clips along the sides. They are not needed and did not stay attached anyhow. All of my ideas are bri...

In GEAR » UL hommock camping
January 04, 5:06pm

Re: Re: UL hammock camping
I just saw that you have the GoLite poncho/tarp. That will make a great fly if you attach it to the hammock lines so the it stays closer to the hammock. Throw a prussik on the hammock line and at...

In GEAR » UL hommock camping
January 04, 3:59pm

Re: UL hammock camping
The Jacks'R'Better quilts work fine on the Eagles Nest Hammock. I thought the large carabiner and slap straps were too heavy so I replaced them with a 7 mm line and tree huggers. What takes m...

In GEAR » UL hommock camping
January 04, 3:53pm

Re: we have a winner
Bob, The Tonto can get pretty hot in mid May and the reason for the 10 mile days is that you hike in the morning, then nap in the shade during the heat of the day, or explore in the shade in the...

In Chaff » Grand Canyon Trip Suggestions
January 03, 3:39pm

Essence Pack
Ken, I agree that it will take a lot to get me out of my Starlite. But at 13 oz. it would be great for day hiking, peak bagging and those short overnighters. If the pricing is right then I w...

In GEAR » Essence has arrived!!
January 03, 3:32pm

Re: more details on GC hike
BE9 - Optional first day - Hance Creek BG9 - Cottonwood Creek BH9 - Camp in Boulder BJ9 - Camp just after the west arm of Cremation. Meet your friends at Indian Garden. or BM7 - Optional ...

In Chaff » Grand Canyon Trip Suggestions
January 03, 10:34am

Favorite Gear in 2005
#1 - Jacks'R'Better No Sniveller Quilt. Perfect weight for Grand Canyon trips and the sarape feature allows me to leave the jacket at home. For hut trips it is a great throw while lounging and wa...

In GEAR » Favorite Gear in 2005
January 03, 8:41am

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