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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: Electrolyte needs and real food
"do you have any references on how best to encourage use of body fat?" I could probably go back and scrounge some up, but it would be time consuming for me. Ryan Jordan wrote about it...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 22, 4:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
"I'm not all inclined to skimp on protein while backpacking, but there are several potential costs to going beyond what's needed." +1 to your whole post, but particularly the q...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 21, 8:45pm

Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
" Looked at another way, 150 calories per ounce (better than many of us do) x 1.5 lbs = 3600 calories per day." My sense is that 150 calories/ounce would require food with very high fa...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 21, 8:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
"Tom, any electrolyte supplements to go along with the malto/whey during the day?" Yes. I don't get very much salt at home, and am prone to leg cramps when hiking, especially if I...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 21, 8:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Going Fast
"Somewhere on here or his site, Roman Dial wrote about the ideal size for hiking. I don't remember the exact numbers but it was something like 5'10", 160 lbs and a size 9 or 10 fo...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
November 21, 8:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Going Fast
"Thanks to my Scandinavian ancestry, I'm more of an ideal size for pillaging monasteries." You better get after it, then. ISIS has built up a formidable lead.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
November 21, 7:54pm

Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
"If you just extrapolate what I do on day hikes the result is too bulky and too heavy. Consider trying to get 250 calories per hour for a 10 hour day that way. That's 2500 calories and alm...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 21, 7:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: you
My condolences. Thanks for reading mine(rant). :)

In Chaff » Latest survey for BPLrs
November 21, 6:59pm

Re: sequoia
Awesome, Adan. I said it when I read your Yosemite TR a few years back, but I'm going to repeat myself anyway. You're a master at introducing your kids to the mountains. I can imagine no...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sequoia Family Hike, Mountain Home State Forest, 11-7-14
November 21, 5:41pm

Re: mailbox
"These photos are cool, especially that root maze! Awesome! 4k in 2.5 sounds like an ass kicker." Thanks, Adan. Yeah, it's a real ass kicker alright. Descending is as hard as asc...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mailbox Peak - What PNW'ers do for fun when they're not backpacking
November 21, 5:29pm

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