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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
About Me Leave no tracks.
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Efficiency
"1) Efficiency will be higher if you don't heat all the way to a boil. At higher water temperatures more heat is lost to the surroundings, so if you just heated water from 40F to 100F then...

In GEAR » Solo cooking set.
January 29, 3:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: StarLyteXL
"I conserve maximum fuel once my boil is achieved I quickly snuff the flame out with a thin sheet of silicone oven liner that is in disc form as you can see in the photos. Really helps prevent...

In GEAR » Solo cooking set.
January 29, 3:49pm

Re: Re: Frontline - Putin's Way
"That's too bad, you have some interesting ideas" Thank you, Jerry. But I have concluded what I would have to say if I hung around would be highly controversial and disruptive in ...

In Chaff » Frontline - Putin's Way
January 27, 8:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: StarLyteXL
"Tom, the kit seen in the video weighs 141 grams, 5 0unces." Now you've got me thinking seriously. I've been very happy with my modified Starlyte/Sidewinder setup, but the pos...

In GEAR » Solo cooking set.
January 27, 7:50pm

Re: Ice Is Nice But Snow Is Better
Excellent! Makes me wish I still lived down in CA.

In Post-Trip Reports » Ice Is Nice But Snow Is Better
January 27, 5:46pm

Re: Re: How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
"Once home, at the first hint of pain, take the drugs. If you're not comfortable, take the drugs." +1 with the proviso that it will constipate you, and when you finally get around ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
January 27, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Re: StarLyteXL
"Tom, the advantage is fuel capacity. It can hold 4oz in suspension. No fuel bottle is required if going on a 2 day hike. The new one has a tight fitting lid to save unused fuel." Than...

In GEAR » Solo cooking set.
January 27, 5:28pm

Re: How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
"Looking for someone who has had a hernia operation that can tell me this is going to be okay... or maybe someone that says: DON'T DO IT!" Billy- I had inguinal hernias occur withi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
January 27, 5:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Frontline - Putin's Way
"This is outlandish and laughable, why? Please point out the holes in my logic, rather than just tell me how stupid and short sighted i am, i'm willing to learn from and listen to those i ...

In Chaff » Frontline - Putin's Way
January 27, 5:06pm

Re: Re: Darned
"And to think I started this thread to share a lighthearted joke that I came across on another forum..." Don't be down on yourself, Ben. I for one, owe you a debt of gratitude. T...

In Chaff » FREE Home Security System!!
January 26, 8:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Tom Kirchner

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Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
Having used both of the above mentioned combinations(only with a Mens' Prolite 3), I heartily concur with their rating(s). It would be hard to find a piece of insulation/protection/padding that g...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
October 27, 5:20pm

ULA Circuit
Pro's: 1) Light; 2) Durable for the weight(like Kevin, I've done some off-trail/bushwhacking(Wanda Lake to Martha Lake via Davis Lakes/N. Goddard Creek) with only minor abrasion on the waist...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 29, 6:16pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
Scott, Check out travelcountry.com for the eco-mesh shirt. They have free shipping whereas Railriders charges a pretty hefty fee. I've been using this shirt for years and consider it the best S...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
April 06, 5:27pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
Hi David, What you are experiencing with your Prolite-4 is a common phenomenon in my experience with the Prolite-3. It is, however, easy to mitigate. Just position the valve next to your shoulder o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 04, 5:17pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
I've used the Prolite-3 almost since it came out with good success. It compresses well, is very light FOR ITS SIZE(what would a TorsoLite weigh if it was 20"x48"??), and insulates just ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 15, 6:02pm

REI Peak UL
I've been using the Peak UL carbon fiber poles(womens' non antishock 3 section model-11.2 oz/pr) ever since they came on the market and have been ecstatic about their performance. Like some other pos...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 5:58pm