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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: Re: I'm not worried
"Saying adapted from the stock market: My drought can last longer than your water tank." Another saying from the market types: Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 24, 5:42pm

Re: Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
"This is me about 10 years ago striking an Aarnpack pose : aarn pack pose" Good taste in pants. ;0)

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
April 24, 5:20pm

Re: Re: Nutritional composition
"Grams Cal/gram Calories % of total calories Fat 136.5 9 1228.8 41.3% Carbs 328.5 4 1314.0 44.2% Protein 107.6 4 430.4 14.5% _________________________________________________________...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nutritional composition
April 24, 5:18pm

Re: Re: re: re: re: re:
" But as you can see by now with all the excellent information - there IS NO "BEST". They all involve fire. They are all safe and all very unsafe, depending on the knowledge and care...

In GEAR » Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
April 22, 5:41pm

Re: Re: Re: "Sierra Snowpack 2015"
"our civilization" To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi when he was asked what he thought of Western civilization: "It would be a nice idea". "is insane." To p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 22, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
"Top to bottom is less than 3 ounces per Coupe from GoLite. Hairy dude, thin on top." Problem solved. We have just created a new classification XSUL. I figure a scrawny little dude l...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
April 21, 8:10pm

Re: Re: Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
"I revel in your discomfort." Anybody know offhand how much a hair shirt weighs?

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
April 21, 7:56pm

Re: Hammer Perpetuem
"Does anyone have a suggestion about how much to put in a half-liter of water to make a drink to consume while hiking?? I tried to follow the directions on the bottle but I literally couldn...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hammer Perpetuem
April 21, 6:04pm

Re: The basic math behind Christianity...
"Why would a black hole need empathy ?" To overcome the antipathy of the primeval forces of nature at its blatant transgression of The First Law of Thermodynamics, which states that ma...

In Chaff » The basic math behind Christianity...
April 21, 5:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: After a long day on the trail - "Got Milk"? @ Terry
"I sincerely apologize to you if my response sounded as an opinionated attack on you, that certainly was not my intent whatsoever." No need to apologize, Terry. It's all part of t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » After a long day on the trail - "Got Milk"?
April 21, 5:37pm

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