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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: How to cook fish without a fire: steaming or grilling with Sidewinder setup?
"is there a technique by which I could use boiling water to cook my fish?" Yes, poach chunks of fish in a soup base of your choice, either made from scratch or using a commercial one s...

In GEAR » How to cook fish without a fire: steaming or grilling with Sidewinder setup?
June 15, 5:19pm

Re: Cozy
"I am not seeing the smell proof inner bags with your system. Are you using those?" Yes. "Been using the Ursack with the special bags for over 1000 miles now and never even fou...

In Philosophy & Technique » Packing an Ursack into an OHM
June 14, 5:52pm

Re: Re: Packing an Ursack into an OHM
"Does the aluminum insert sit inside the sack and make direct contact with food-stuffs?" No. The Ursack comes with a large Alok OP Sack which, IMHO, is a piece of sh!t. I double bag ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Packing an Ursack into an OHM
June 14, 5:38pm

Re: Re: Packing an Ursack into an OHM
"Sleeping bag on bottom, clothes next. Ursack goes in on what will be on your left side of pack upright. This is so you can get into it without taking it out. My shelter goes to the right of i...

In Philosophy & Technique » Packing an Ursack into an OHM
June 14, 5:29pm

Re: Re: UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
"Still haven't confirmed the need for the other holy grail -- bug protection." Might I suggest the Upper Peninsula of Michigan? ;0)) Or the Cascades in early summer? ;0)))

In GEAR » UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
June 06, 5:57pm

Re: Hammocking in the Sierra
"Guitar or Crabtree Lakes" Lower Crabtree Lake would be excellent for a hammock; lots of campsites in the wooded area on the north shore of the lake. However, it will add an at least...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hammocking in the Sierra
June 06, 5:52pm

Packing an Ursack into an OHM
Well, I'm finally doing a hike where I feel it prudent to take a bear canister, in my case an Ursack. I have long avoided canisters for the additional weight, but even more for the discomfort ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Packing an Ursack into an OHM
June 05, 5:20pm

Re: Lightest baselayer top...
Arc'teryx Motus in a size small weighs 3.9 oz, probabl around 4.7-5 in a medium. It's an excellent Sierra 2 season baselayer and is rated SPF 25. REI windpro gloves are about 1.5 oz and g...

In GEAR » Lightest baselayer top and gloves
June 05, 5:03pm

ouzel-ursack
Well, I'm finally doing a hike where I feel it prudent to take a bear canister, in my case an Ursack. I have long avoided canisters for the additional weight, but even more for the discomfort ...

In User Test Forum » ouzel-ursack
June 05, 4:37pm

Re: Survey
" By a show of hands, who here have crapped their pants while traveling overseas? Let's go! Raise those hands!" Once, when I inadvertently came too close to a Shiite holy place tha...

In Chaff » Survey
June 03, 8:48pm

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