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All Forum Posts by George Matthews

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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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Freezer Bag Cooking Volume 1
Freezer Bag Cooking Volume 1 By Sarah Svien Kirkconnell The author notes that the long way to outdoor food bliss is 'do not take what you do not like to eat'. With about eighty pages of...

In Books and Media
April 10, 8:06pm

Inov8 Terroc 330 - Men's
Got them because they were about the lightest choice for a mesh shoe with overall positive feedback from the BPL forums. I bought 1/2 size larger and lucked out because they fit well. My feet match up...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 01, 11:19am

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
BPL's Titanium Esbit Folding Wing Stove is almost nothing. However, the little that it is is a nearly weightless, functional solid fuel burning stove. I bought it because I was intriqued by its d...

In Stoves - Other
March 27, 8:20am

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
At a bit over 5 oz, the Bushbuddy is a light cooking solution because your carried fuel weight is minimal. With adequate practice, it is easy to use except under either windy or wet conditions. Anothe...

In Stoves - Other
March 25, 10:18am

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
I bought it last May because it was on sale at sierratradingpost for about 1/2 of the regular price. I'm between a L and XL for most clothing and took a chance on a Patagonia Houdini Men's ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 24, 11:22am

McNett AquaMira Water Treatment
After gaining confidence about the use of McNett AquaMira Water treatment from BPL articles and forums, I began trying it last year. Previously, I used the Katadyn Hiker filter without any problems. ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 04, 10:50am

Jacks R Better No Sniveller quilt
I've become a quilt convert and don't plan to go back to a bag. I started using No Sniveller last year. The quality of the product is superb. Of course, you have to pay what it's worth, bu...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
February 03, 7:13am

MLD Silnylon Pro Poncho The new Pro
MLD Silnylon Pro Poncho For poncho tarping, I started using GoLite's poncho tarp and switched to the MLD Pro because I heard good things about it on BPL. The hood slit roll up is fantastic. My ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
February 03, 6:55am

Tarptent Contrail
The Contrail is an excellent shelter for the price and weight. I've been switching back and forth between the Contrail and a poncho tarp. Although I haven't been able to set it up in less than...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
February 03, 6:25am

Titanium Goat AGP AGP
Titanium Goat AGP Josh & Doug have improved the AGP product. See details from their web site below. I've used them since September 2007 on trails ranging from the AT to Yosemite. They are u...

In Trekking Poles
February 02, 8:09pm