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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Lard
" my primary food would be Garden of Life's "Raw Meal" mixed with virgin coconut oil. The latter is easier to digest than lard and the Raw meal powder provides a full spectrum of...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Volumetrically Dense Food?
December 29, 4:49pm

Re: VO2max and long distance hiking
"It seems to me if you start out by training your VO2max before a long distance hike instead of lugging a heavy pack around, you effectively raise the ceiling on your aerobic fitness. If you r...

In Philosophy & Technique » VO2max and long distance hiking
December 28, 7:41pm

Re: Season
"Kat, If I read correctly, you are getting ticks, in the PNW, this time of year? I had no idea they were around right now." You are correct in assuming that they are not active at this...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My tick experience. No pictures but not for the squeamish.
December 28, 7:23pm

Re: Re: Post your favorite photos from 2014.
"Backpacking & Kayaking, Vancouver Island" Magnificent!

In Photo Gallery » Post your favorite photos from 2014.
December 26, 5:17pm

Re: Re: Re: The Bibles
"you mean to tell me that Jonah did NOT live in the belly of a whale????????" Careful now, that is the first step on a slippery slope that ends up questioning whether the world was cr...

In Chaff » The Bibles
December 26, 5:07pm

Re: Sleeping pants
"Thermarest sleeping bad. Borah bivy sack 20 degree quilt" If I were you, I'd consider adding a little more insulation UNDER your sleeping bag. Maybe a 1/4" CC foam pad or ...

In GEAR » Sleeping pants
December 25, 6:12pm

Re: very impressive
"I keep looking at the double rainbow for upcomming co-ed trips, as an alternative to the lighter,more expensive Zpacks Duplex etc. The Rainbow's layout is great and the overall design ...

In GEAR » Rainbow in the winter
December 25, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: John Muir died 100 years ago on Christmas Eve
" I guess it was unsupported, but even so I don't think that qualifies as fastpacking." Yeah, I think they were more into bushcraft, but so was Muir to some extent. He regularly c...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir died 100 years ago on Christmas Eve
December 24, 8:10pm

Re: Intetesting tale,Tom.
"Did you use trekking poles on each side as additional support that snowy night?" No. I was pitched in the lee of a very large boulder, which took the brunt of the wind. We could see...

In GEAR » Rainbow in the winter
December 24, 7:57pm

Re: Re: The Bibles
"One can choose to believe the current bible is divine," Are you insinuating that the current English version is not the original?????????

In Chaff » The Bibles
December 24, 5:30pm

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 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

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