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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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PossumDown Beanie (BPL Gear Shop) Beanie
Comfortable and warm. The less hair you have on your scalp, the more you'll love this beanie. I give it a 5. I've worn it in mostly cool-cold dry, but a few raining and one sleet/snowy. It ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 31, 11:21am

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
Comfortable and warm gloves. The XL have ample room for my big hands. Strangely, the thumb is about 1/2 inch longer than necessary. At the base of the thumb there is a tiny separation forming...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 31, 11:09am

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr Bivy Sack
Bozeman Mountain Works VAPR Bivy Sack VAPR Bivy (measured wt.: size regular with netting window and included stuff sack is 8.0 oz.) I like the waterproof silicone-coated nylon floor and the wate...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
December 16, 7:38am

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
Bozeman Mountain Works Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant Cocoon Hoody (measured wt.: size large wt. 10.5 oz. inside a Bozeman Mountain Works SpinSack NANO Ultralight Stuff Sack Size S) Cocoon Pant ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 16, 7:33am

Zpacks Z1
Zpacks.com ZPacks Z1 Ultralight Backpack (2007) Z1 (measured wt: includes optional daisy chain, side compression cords, base loops, webbing waist belt, and detachable sternum strap is 7.0 oz.) ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 16, 7:16am

LaFuma Warm'N Light 600
LaFuma Warm'N Light 600 Down Sleeping Bag Used for two summers ('05 and '06). Lowest temps I've experienced with this bag were in 40's, but usually has been 50's or higher. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 23, 8:28pm

Gerber Mini Paraframe Knife
The Mini Paraframe Fine Edge knife has a steel blade and handle. It weighs 1.4 oz (39.69 grams). Note: The Ultralight L.S.T is lighter at .6 oz but its handle is made of glass-filled nylon. The...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 16, 7:16pm

Tilley LT5
Have worn my Tilley in the desert hot sun, cold mountain rain, and various conditions in between those. It always does its thing. I love it. If you lose your hat for any reason, then you get anot...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
March 07, 1:52pm

Smartbalance Omega Peanut Butter Peanut Butter
5 for taste and nutritional value. It's a healthier choice for hikers with peanut butter tendancies: Smart Balance® Omega Peanut Butter Contains 1000 mg Omega-3’s per serving with great pean...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 07, 1:40pm

Black Diamond Ion
If we could give a rating to a rating, then I'd give pj's elegy a 5! Well done. Two years ago, I was using the Ion on my way to a late night wizz on a chilly, clear night on Mt. Rogers (VA)...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 05, 10:34am