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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: Re: Pack liner vs. Pack cover
Michael, Your technique works fine in the Colorado Rockies also.

In Philosophy & Technique » Pack liner vs. Pack cover
July 25, 7:26am

Re: Rethinking the Double-Walled Tent
You ground dwellers are so cute when you talk tents. Seriously, Roger, that tent has huge commercial potential. Lighter and roomier than a 2R. Possibly copy Stephenson models' wardrobe tho...

In GEAR » Rethinking the Double-Walled Tent
July 25, 7:20am

Re: Map & Compass Resources
My primary system of navigation is map reading. I carry a compass, but have not used it in years. FIRST learn to navigate with a good topo map. Use of the other tools will be easy after you have...

In Philosophy & Technique » Map & Compass Resources
July 23, 3:32pm

Re: CT Trip Photos
Stuart, Good photos!!!!!! Are you a cartographer? I did my trail maintenance in Segment 12 then picked up my 76 year old friend at the Avalanche Trailhead on July 6. Small world? My avat...

In Photo Gallery » CT Trip Photos
July 14, 7:48am

The SUV syndrome impacts gear selection
The SUV will do everything that you need a vehicle to do, but nothing well. The quilt v. bag thread might well have been a discussion of specialized gear v. all-purpose gear. If I could own o...

In GEAR » Choosing Gear is Excessively Complex
July 10, 11:03am

Re: Warmth without high lofting insulation?
How about Evazote foam from Gossamer Gear? Insulation is about more than loft. .375" of Evazote will provide much more in...

In GEAR » Warmth without high lofting insulation?
July 10, 10:28am

Re: Ditch Your Stakes: A Guide To Alternative Shelter Anchors
Great article. This is the reason I maintain my subscription. I use a different technique. I put the tensioner hardware or knot on the tarp side of the guyline. At my age it is nice that I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ditch Your Stakes: A Guide To Alternative Shelter Anchors
July 09, 8:04am

Re: How Many Days Do You Get Out Per Year?
NOT ENOUGH!!! OK, 20 -30 nights a year.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How Many Days Do You Get Out Per Year?
July 07, 8:24am

Re: Fire in lieu of sleeping gear?
Did that several times in boy scouts 40 years ago. I do not remember sleeping.

In Philosophy & Technique » Fire in lieu of sleeping gear?
June 26, 5:44pm

Re: Headnet - how many take one?
In three weeks I will be taking a headnet. Most of the year I do not take one.

In GEAR » Mosquito shirt protection
June 26, 12:55pm

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