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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: Hip belt pockets: zipper design flaw
Jed, The draw sting closure is easier to operate. Most of the time it takes two hands to operate a zipper pocket. I have used zipper waist belt pockets on Six Moon Designs, Gossamer Gear and...

In GEAR » Help! Pack decision!
January 19, 10:36am

Re: Help! Pack decision!
Jed, I have the Blast 32. It is uncomfortable enough at 25 pounds that I will use another pack. I would not use it for more than 4 nights unsupported - but that is bulk of my hiking. Howeve...

In GEAR » Help! Pack decision!
January 19, 8:33am

Re: Re: Re: priceless
Allison, As a member of the testosterone brotherhood at one time I was very proud of my high pain threshhold. Now I am proud of my ability to accomplish goals without suffering. Just a phase...

In Philosophy & Technique » Implications of UL Base Weight
January 07, 1:20pm

Re: Implications of UL Base Weight
My base weight for short trips is greater than for long trips. I do not sleep well the first two nights out and need a more comfortable sleep system. My appetitie has not kicked in so I need bett...

In Philosophy & Technique » Implications of UL Base Weight
January 06, 11:17am

Re: Re: PMs
Chris, Thank you for your accurate reply, but I am not willing to waste any more time. I just wanted people to know that I am not ignoring them.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » PMs
January 06, 7:31am

I have no idea how to respond to PMs and have already wasted enough time trying to figure it out. Please do not expect a reply if you PM me. Thank you.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » PMs
January 06, 6:34am

Re: 2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
zpacks Blast 32 pack Brawny windshirt Caldera Cone stove for the mini-Trangia

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 24, 7:03am

Re: Sublite features - request for feedback
No mesh door for me. Thank you for asking.

In GEAR » Sublite features - request for feedback
December 22, 1:37pm

Re: Re: Alcohol stove info needed
Denis is correct. Windscreen is more important than stove. Also the match of stove and pot is important. Wide pots generally are better. A narrow pot needs a very narrow stove. The Caldera...

In Gear Lists » Alcohol stove info needed
December 17, 4:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Hiking with Franco in Australia
That is a reasonable amount of water for 3:00pm to 9:00am. Without "camelling" I actually prefer 3 quarts each for that time frame. That is not a reasonable amount for 3:00am to 9:00p...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking with Franco
December 13, 7:42am

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