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All Forum Posts by George Matthews

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Re: Geezer weight training
>> Better to wear out than rust out. AMEN, My Brothers!

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL and advancing age
August 10, 5:59pm

Re: Re: Re: re: SUL Wt Goals
Amazing how time flies. Hard to believe that that all occurred three years ago. Makes you think about three years from right now. It will arrive before you know it. What will change? Don'...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL Wt Goals
August 09, 8:26pm

Re: Weightlifting & Hammocks
Weightlifting started for me in high school. Then I'd go through cycles of a few years without lifting and then get serious again for a year or so. One problem with lifting was I was pretty goo...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL and advancing age
August 09, 8:14pm

Re: Re: Lightweight Inflatable Sleeping Airmats - State of the Market Report 2011<br>Part 1: Important Factors When Choosing an Airmat
Love the pic of the ultimate air mat! Appreciate your efforts to research this topic. Keep 'em coming.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Inflatable Sleeping Airmats - State of the Market Report 2011
Part 1: Important Factors When Choosing an Airmat

August 09, 7:27pm

Re: re: yes read the book
Serge, Was a very inspiring book to me! Read it right after I had begun my transition.

In GEAR » Shoes: How light is too light?
August 09, 4:58pm

Re: @George - "High" mileage
Henk, My gut feel was for minimalist shoes. Not what you've been doing. Maybe you claim not to be superman with your sandals, but we will call you Clark Kent then. : ) Backpacking wit...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 09, 12:14pm

Re: small shoes - the science?
Science? My guess is that there is none. So, why switch? A combination of insanity and pure joy.

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 08, 7:50pm

Re: "High" mileage with minimalist shoes
Henk, Another vote for 'doable' if going lighter. >>30 lbs (12 + 15 + water) I carried 29 lb on first day of a recent hike using VFF. My feet were fine. However, I did not d...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 08, 6:30pm

Re: Re: Re: New 2012 Hilleberg models - easier than one liner
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In GEAR » New 2012 Hilleberg models
August 08, 11:00am

Re: "SUL - HOT EAST 2 Nighter"
>> ...ruthless bunch No problem. My old mind needs all the help it can get - whatever manner and style is acceptable. I just want to walk more miles with a lighter pack. So I really apprec...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL - HOT EAST 2 Nighter
August 08, 10:37am

All Reader Reviews by George Matthews

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Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant
Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant Size L (my scale 4.1 oz) I'm 5'11" and 185 lb Very comfortable fit for me. Snaps on pant bottom (two settings gives flexibility) The p...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 30, 4:28pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
I use trailrunners (Inov8 Terrocs) and bought the Rocky GTX socks for cold, really messy weather. I gave them a few good tests this fall. I wore them over Smartwool socks (medium thickness). Fortun...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 30, 3:46pm

White Box Alcohol Stove
Got one in July for when I want to use alcohol stove for 2 - 3 hikers. Bought the combo from BPL Shop. T...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 28, 12:21pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Really nice system. All you need is the Mug. I usually boil 1.5 cups of water using about 3/4 oz (12 drams) or a bit less of denatured alcohol depending on the water's coldness. A secondary ben...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 21, 1:14pm

Mountain Laurel Designs MLD 2Thirds XP Quilt
Per MLD: Shell Fabric: Momentum Mini Ripstop (Aegean Blue) Lining Fabric: Momentum Taffeta (Black) Insulation: ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd 8.9 oz ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd Top Width 43”, ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 4:36pm

Frogg Toggs Rain Suit
I know these have been around for a while, but I was itching to get something with the Print-Issue-RIP coupon. I tried them during a good rain on a cool day. They are comfy and kept me dry. Howe...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 20, 4:05pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
The pants are light and comfortable. I like to wear them under running shorts. I plan to integrate them into my clothing system for cool through cold weather. They were also nice under Precip pants...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 20, 3:59pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
FireLite 475ml Titanium Trapper's Mug Trapper's Mug Absolute simplicity! ...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 20, 2:50pm

BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
The Backpacking Light Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody The need for a single, functional, highly versatile garment that minimized layering changes during the Arctic 1000 expedition inspired Ryan Jordan ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 06, 1:52pm

Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak OrangeBlast
I picked up a box of Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak (Orange Blast) at Vitamin Shoppe. The product claims: "feel the difference or your money back". I thought, why not try it. Typi...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
June 11, 6:14am