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Matthew Zion (mzion) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me Eagle Scout. Navy Veteran.

AT '10; CT yo-yo '11; PCT '12
My PDF Gear ListPCT '12

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Re: Large items
If the item your weighing is capable of being compressed, rolled-up, stuffed, etc., weigh. Then weigh the item used to compress and subtract the difference. I like the bathroom scale idea for big ...

In GEAR » I got a scale! Officially a weight weenie. Have questions...
February 16, 12:02pm

Re: CAMP Flash
+1 on the interesting idea. I'm wondering how much you could save by cutting off the pocket. If you could get it down near 3 oz this is the perfect complement to single shoulder carry to le...

In Editor's Roundtable » CAMP Flash Anorak Review
February 15, 9:58am

Re: Cell Phone
On long hikes yes. Anything shorter than a week probably not.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » cell phone-- bringin' it?
February 14, 10:00am

Re: Denatured
@Ken After several JP5 showers, handling of copper beryllium and many other toxic goodies in the Chem lab I find methanol a bit timid. It's primary danger is ingestion. Quick bit of hist...

In GEAR » Best Multipurpose soap?
February 13, 10:41pm

Re: Cottage Industry
Fantastic article. Interesting perspective and insight. I think I'll steal the term "Black Arts" and use it as my explanation the next time I get the "What you got in there?&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cottage Stagnation and a Thorough Response
February 13, 10:28pm

Re: Color
I'm with Addison. Whiter the better for me. Did a sort of informal experiment on the CT. Hiked into the morning sun w/o a shirt on and got pretty sweaty doing so -- threw on my white button ...

In GEAR » Clothing color choice
February 13, 9:25pm

Re: Soap?
Why do you need soap? Boiling water and denatured alcohol provides all I need for sanitation.

In GEAR » Best Multipurpose soap?
February 13, 7:09pm

Re: Pure Grits
I've been shopping around for shoes for the PCT and have found these intriguing. Glad to find a review about them I was about to post a thread asking anyone if they had any significant use on ...

In GEAR » Brooks Pure Grit- A quick look.
February 12, 9:56pm

Re: Segments
Twin lakes is in segment 11, immediately after Elbert. And Monarch Pass is at US-50, the division between segments 14 and 15--this is where you'd get off to go to Salida. Hitching from the CD...

In GEAR » CT Topo Map Book
February 10, 2:11pm

Re: MT110's
I guess I should just try them I suppose. Deciding on what shoes to use all summer is harder than preparing menu's and mail drops...

In GEAR » Anybody using NB MT110s?
February 10, 12:35pm

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