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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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medical insurance?
Sometimes the extraction may be reimbursed by your medical insurance.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who pays for Search and Rescue operations for JMT hikers?
June 24, 2:37pm

Re: UL Mesh Bags
I think I use the bag for the GoLite Poncho/Tarp

In GEAR » Where can I get those black plastic thingies?
June 19, 12:55pm

Re: Where can I get UL cord locks?

In GEAR » Where can I get those black plastic thingies?
June 19, 11:29am

Re: What Is Your Favorite Thing To Do In Camp At The End Of The Day
Lay in the hammock reading and listening to my radio. I love the early fall when there is football games on in the evening.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What Is Your Favorite Thing To Do In Camp At The End Of The Day
June 19, 7:20am

Problem is it leaves at 11:15am daily. You would have a overnight layover.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Durango to Silverton
June 18, 7:31am

The suspension is the same. I prefer a large pack then let my sleeping bag consume the extra volume. Somepeople like to have a small pack, but the weight of the extra pack cloth is only 1 oz. ...

In GEAR » Comet vs. StarLite
June 16, 7:53am

Re: Re: Make me a miniature sleeping bag $$- Secret society
Jim, Even smart people sometimes make poor choices. Fortunately her one flaw is she refuses to admit her own mistakes. Life is good.

In GEAR » Make me a miniature sleeping bag $$
June 15, 11:11am

Re: Make me a miniature sleeping bag $$- Secret society
Sven, From your avatar I suspect you will be eligible for membership, but there is a club for men that recognize the genetic advantages of marrying a woman that is a lot smarter. No dues and ...

In GEAR » Make me a miniature sleeping bag $$
June 15, 9:24am

I prefer smaller containers for treatment. I carry two 20 oz. Gatorade bottles and two quart Playtpus bladders. I use half a dose for water sitting overnight or for water that will be boiled. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » AquaMira tips for a Newbie?
June 09, 11:58am

Re: Looking for a shirt - compromise?
Michael, If you will compromise to a cotton/synthetic blend then you will have many shirts to choose from. When the daytime temperatures are above 70 a cotton blend performs well.

In GEAR » Looking for a shirt
June 06, 1:38pm

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