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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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Ray = Terrell
Why it it that I think of Ray as the Terrell Owens of hiking? I recognize the talent... BUT.

In GEAR » Ray Jardine closes shop
November 08, 6:10am

Re: upside down canister?
You can't have too many stoves <g>. Maybe buy at a place with a liberal return policy (REI). Try it in the snow and take it back if it does not work the way you want. It may take a lot o...

In GEAR » stove to melt snow
November 07, 3:00pm

Re: stove for melting snow
Tony, I have used both stove on top canister and white gas stoves in snow. I have used a detached canister stove, but never in the snow. I use my sit pad and a tin foil pie plate for the sto...

In GEAR » stove to melt snow
November 07, 2:31pm

Re: cansiter stove for melting snow
Tony, You need a platform to keep the stove from sinking into the snow. I use a small piece of closed cell pad with a tinfoil pie plate on top. Put some of your heated water into the pie plate...

In GEAR » stove to melt snow
November 07, 11:47am

Re: Primus Gravity valve type?
For cold weather use only ISO-Butane/propane mix. The more propane the better. Avoid plain butane. The best info I know about is at:

In GEAR » stove to melt snow
November 07, 10:57am

Re: Re: Quilt vs. Bag
Stephan, I have the original No Sniveller and it had only 1.5" loft. It is good to 40 degrees. 2" of loft is good to 30 degrees. I have 10+ nights under the No Sniveller and it performs great...

In GEAR » Quilt vs. Bag
October 26, 6:08pm

Re: Carrers in the outdoors
Hey Ryan, Check out Colorado State Univeristy

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Carrers in the outdoors
October 06, 5:40pm

less conflict
My wife used to hike with me but it exacerbated our differences. In town it is not a problem that she is a night person and I am a morning person, but there is conflict when we hike together. M...

In Chaff » Wife in the backcountry
October 04, 4:34pm

Re: Silnylon Poncho vs. Precip, etc.
Yes, I switch to enclosed rain gear for winter and bushwacking. I use the Campmor Ultralite Extension Poncho/Tarp. Add a cord lock on the hood. To keep the poncho from blowing around a bel...

In Philosophy & Technique » Silnylon Poncho vs. Precip, etc.
September 23, 5:55am

Re: Sweating and chilled while sleeping
Guess only. If you are still sweating when you turn in then you may not have stoked the furnace by eating a hardy meal. Second guess is sleeping pad is too low an R value. Crunch the numbe...

In GEAR » Sweating and chilled while sleeping
September 21, 4:48pm

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