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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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StateColorado

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All Forum Posts by Richard Matthews

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Re: ZPacks™ "Blast" or "Z1" Backpacks
I use a Blast 32 for fast and light trips. Workmanship is excellent. Design is inspired. The fabric is not fragile, but I do not expect it to last as long as a pack that weight three times as mu...

In GEAR » ZPacks™ "Blast" or "Z1" Backpacks
December 12, 8:35am

Re: Re: Culture Vulture
The studies I have read is that you are more likely to get giardia from a public pool than untreated water in the backcountry. My local Recreation center is down to about one diaper accident per...

In Philosophy & Technique » BP 101 - Washing Your Bottom W/O TP
December 10, 2:45pm

Like golf
Brian, To be a complete golfer you need to have a long game, a short game and a hot putter. You need the full bundle of techniques. I think you need the complete bundle of technique to be a sk...

In Philosophy & Technique » BP 101 - Washing Your Bottom W/O TP
December 10, 1:41pm

Re: Re: Washing Your Bottom W/O TP
Brian, Do you use TP hiking in the east in your home area? I still carry TP because on those rare occasions I need to dig a hole at night I want the quick and dirty method. Sometimes my dige...

In Philosophy & Technique » BP 101 - Washing Your Bottom W/O TP
December 10, 12:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Washing Your Bottom
Say it ain't so, Joe!!! My transition started with sking. The obvious choice was carry the TP out or use snow. I used snow and from there progressed to 3 season hiking. I still carry TP...

In Philosophy & Technique » BP 101 - Washing Your Bottom W/O TP
December 09, 1:29pm

Re: Re ; Walking is like sex.......
Ben, Please see Dirk's post. With adequate enthusiasm an ankle sprain is possible.

In Chaff » Walking is like sex...
December 03, 3:25pm

pit viper?
A pit viper bite is worth a rescue. The venom starts to digest your body and prompt treatment can prevent disfigurement. I do not and would not carry a snake bite kit.

In GEAR » VOTE: Snakebite Kit (Take it / Leave it)
December 02, 3:58pm

Re: Total Items Carried
I think you have to count all your stakes. A hammock that uses 4 stakes is simpler than a tent that uses 14. However, you should not count consumables. The first aid kit is mostly consumables.

In GEAR » Honesty Question? Total items carried in pack:
December 02, 2:41pm

Re: Advice on Backcountry skiing gear
I have the NNN bindings on my skinny skis and love them. However, I replaced the NNN-BC bindings on my backcountry skis with 3 pin bindings because of icing. When waxing/ skinning up the front ...

In GEAR » Advice on Backcountry skiing gear
December 02, 2:19pm

Re: Tent
Would you consider a hammock? You ground dwellers are so cute when you pretend sleeping on the ground is comfortable.

In GEAR » Tent
December 02, 1:31pm

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