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George Matthews passed away last Wednesday, November 30th, 2011. His life was cut short around 5:30pm EST after a quick 20 minute run before it got dark. He was a GREAT father and lived his l...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run
December 08, 6:43am

Re: Re: Art - your 50 miler
Art, What 50 miler road ultra did you recently complete? (moved this post from the log thread) Congrats on completing it!

In GEAR » Water/Running Packs for Grand Canyon & Beyond
November 23, 1:34pm

Re: 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Logs
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In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's
November 23, 1:18pm

Re: 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Logs
11/11: 10mi c,[0],{1.75hr}/ 10mi c,[0],{1.75hr}/ 3mi c,[0],{.5hr}/x/x/x/x 11/18: x/ 11.2mi c,[0],{2 hr}/ 6.5mi c,[0],{1.25hr}/ x/ x/ mi ,[0],{ hr} 11/25: mi ,[0],{ hr}/ / / / / / c deno...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's
November 23, 1:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Socks
Mike, thanks for the sock tip. I read it in your fantastic book a while back, but was glad to feel that it was OK to wear more than one pair. Been wearing a thin liner (that I used to wear by itsel...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
November 23, 12:25pm

Re: Re: Socks
TFD, That made me hungry. Good documentation. I also rely upon my wife for all things culinery. She did give a thumbs up to Mike's treats in his book when I showed them to her.

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
November 23, 12:19pm

Re: Lightweight Alternative Rainwear: State of the Market Report - Part 1: Introducing and Defining Alternative Rainwear
Well done! Always a good topic for further study. Was interesting to reflect upon the pre-WPB era and how it did okay.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Alternative Rainwear: State of the Market Report - Part 1: Introducing and Defining Alternative Rainwear
November 23, 11:38am

Re: stuff your face
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Will definitely get in a pre-bird run. Don't want to look like one of those Macy's baloons. Four day weekend for me. I'm going for my distance/time rec...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run
November 22, 1:23pm

Re: Re: hpl 20 gender
Thanks, I know now : ) I checked my order and lucked out... Nathan HPL #020 2.0 Liter Men's 2-Liter Hydration Race Vest (Flint Grey) My plan is to use the bladder to start and then transi...

In GEAR » Water/Running Packs for Grand Canyon & Beyond
November 22, 7:28am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Water/Running Packs for Grand Canyon & Beyond
Perfect - that's what I was looking for. Thanks. I think I will be set now for bottles/pack. I will keep reading about fuels and energy drinks. Then try something. The original beast thread...

In GEAR » Water/Running Packs for Grand Canyon & Beyond
November 21, 6:34pm

All Reader Reviews by George Matthews

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Backpacking Light Merino UL Long-sleeved shirt
Backpacking Light Merino UL line Long-sleeved shirt Color: Nomoon Black Size: Large Actual Wt: 5.1 oz Fit: Comfy. I'm 5'11" and 195 lb. I have long arms and the sleeves tended to ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
May 20, 7:21pm

Hydropel Sports Ointment
I'd read several articles about its effectiveness from great athletes and adventures. I bought some from BPL shop because now I, too, am a world class outdoorsman (just kidding, in a way way). ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 27, 9:24am

Tiny Knife - Gerber Micro-Lite LST
I bought one when I was at one of those big outlet knife stores. They claimed to have everything. I remembered the Micro-lite LST from this review section and posts from a while back, I asked if they ...

In Miscellaneous Products
April 27, 8:58am

Nesco American Harvest Food Dehydrator
This is the only dehydrator I've used. It works well at dehydrating food. I bought 6 more trays to now have a total of 11. I can add one more. The few problems I have experienced have been due...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 27, 8:44am

BPL FireLite Firestarter
It is a great concept. I did not give it a 5 because a match or lighter is way easier to start a fire for me. It has taken me much practice to get it to work properly, but I use it regularly now. I tr...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 15, 6:56pm

BPL FireLite Mini Firestarter
I have big hands and just can't seem to get the Mini to work consistently. However, the regular size works much better for me (4/5). I give it a 3 because it is a great concept even though it i...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 15, 6:50pm

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I like the light weight. I combine this pad with the Gossamer Gear 1/8" insulation pad. I always try to find the softest spot possible so I've not had a bad night yet using it. For the price,...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 15, 6:43pm

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
Really like the light weight. I combine this pad with the Gossamer Gear Torso pad. I know this style of pad is not for everyone, but it works for me.

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 15, 6:37pm

BMW Cocoon UL60 Pant
Reviewed Pant with Hoody. See other item on list.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 15, 6:28pm

A Fork in the Trail Mouthwatering meals
A Fork in the Trail By Laurie Ann March The book has an easy to follow format and comprehensive how-to tips. I've made gains dehydrating meals as a result of this book. There are over 200 reci...

In Books and Media
April 10, 8:26pm