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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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follow instructions?
Kevin, The challenge was not as great as putting a man on the moon, but for subscribers it was a much more useful challenge. Everyone is a winner. The people that innovated probably elevated...

In Gear Lists » Ryan Jordan's SUL Winter Challenge
December 06, 1:35pm

Re: Nalgene Cantene for Food Storage?
I use a 16 oz. Nalgene Canteen to carry spaghetti sauce that comes in a bottle. It leaves s thin film of sauce on the inside. The bulk carry option does not suit my style becasue I measure and ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nalgene Cantene for Food Storage?
December 06, 8:14am

Bob, The existing spreadsheets needed some updating that I planned to do someday. About 4 hours updating. About 2 hours adding features for the contest.

In Gear Lists » BPL Gear List Spreadsheet CONTEST
December 05, 11:54am

Two contests?
How about a set of prizes for the best spreadsheet technique and a second set for gear variety? The second set might be called the Gear-Ho prizes. Deadline + 4 days and no news. There is proba...

In Gear Lists » BPL Gear List Spreadsheet CONTEST
December 05, 11:24am

what I use 1.0 oz. $10. The temperature range is limited to 3 season.

In GEAR » Overnight temperature readings
December 01, 7:37am

not fair
Extending the deadline is not fair to the people that might have sacrificed time with their family to tweak their spread sheets. The IRS convention would indicate the email has to be sent 12/1.

In Gear Lists » BPL Gear List Spreadsheet CONTEST
November 30, 11:02am

Well said
"You can let your gear dictate your decisions, or you can plan to be flexible." Well said Vick. How about when you are walking a ridge above timberline and spot a sheltered place near a hill ...

In Make Your Own Gear » tarp tie down suggestions
November 28, 8:20am

Re: Esbit - 0 prime time? Winter advantage?
John, I often use an Esbit stove while nordic skiing. In deep snow you can dig a very good wind screen. Makes a good hot cuppa, but not adequate to melt snow.

In GEAR » esbit vs. alcohol?
November 26, 12:41pm

Re: Re: Who uses/hates the umbrella?
I use a GoLite Chrome Dome - 10.1 oz. It is great for desert hiking. There are many ways to rig it for hands free operation...

In GEAR » Who uses/hates the umbrella?
November 16, 11:38am

Re: Re: Ursack Hybrid approval?
What might work is a combination of the bag plus some bear repellent. The spray to keep my cats off the furniture works well. Maybe something that tastes nasty. We should try to drive the bear...

In GEAR » Ursack Hybrid approval?
November 11, 1:09pm

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