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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: Wind Shirts
Exactly, Carter. Brawny Silnylon Jacket 4.69oz $61.75 Brawny Widnshirt 3.50oz $46.55 vs. Integral Designs eVent Thru Hiker Jacket ...

In GEAR » Windshirts, excessive?
September 17, 12:49pm

Re: Warmlite floor design?
The ground level mesh is for bottom to top airflow to reduce condensation. It is high enough the ground water does not enter.

In GEAR » Warmlite floor design?
September 08, 7:05am

Re: Windshirt preference poll - hooded or not
Hooded, pullover, no pockets. I use the GoLite Ether. I would replace my Ether with a Brawny windshirt from BPL if it came in either red or black. The Brawny windshirt is simple and clean with...

In GEAR » Windshirt preference poll - hooded or not
September 05, 6:57am

Re: Re: Re: Suggestions for backpacking trip from Golden, CO
Sand Dunes National Park Black Canyon National Park Colorado National Monument Flourissant Fossil Beds Mueller State Park?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Suggestions for backpacking trip from Golden, CO
September 02, 3:48pm

Re: Suggestions for backpacking trip from Golden, CO
White Ranch Open Space. Lost Lake, Indian Peaks Wilderness Shafthouse, Lost Creek Wilderness Segment 3 of the Colorado Trail.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Suggestions for backpacking trip from Golden, CO
September 02, 3:11pm

Re: Hiking styles
" Take this last trip for example; I hiked 90 miles in four days..." Chad, you are a pokey hiker - Just kidding. Sometimes I am not satisfied with my own style. Often I will hike the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT Speed Record Attempt
August 13, 1:52pm

Re: Poll: Tarp/Bivy vs. Tent
Hammock. Heavy but comfortable. OK, when there are no trees I use a tarp. For winter I use a poncho and bivy.

In GEAR » Poll: Tarp/Bivy vs. Tent
August 11, 9:59am

Re: AT Speed Record Attempt
When the record is publicized it invites comparison to other hike times. There are many ways to discourage the comparison. You can avoid the competive aspects by changing the subject. Instead of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT Speed Record Attempt
August 07, 4:17pm

Re: tweezers
Bob, At my age I need a magnifying glass to make tweezers work. My compass has the magnifying glass and the Buck 350 pliers work for things like cactus needles. The Buck 350 also has tweezers ...

In Philosophy & Technique » What's in your first aid kit?
July 29, 4:49pm

Re: Windstopper
I love my Windstopper balaclava. For jackets or pants I think layers would be more versatile.

In GEAR » Windstopper
July 28, 3:50pm

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