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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: Counter balance is better
"1. Sierra Bears can grap a-hold of lines and pull the whole thing down, (limb and all if they have to) with a PCT hang. They are strong as, well, a bear. And the s-mores fed Tahoe bears have ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 19, 8:00pm

Re: Re: counter balance vs PCT
" pct method must have a string much closer to the ground, within any bears reach when they stand." The relevant question is what exactly is the bear going to do once he reaches the cord?

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 19, 7:55pm

Re: Re: Sierra hang
"Do you mean a single hang ie PCT method versus counter balance is illegal or hanging in general vs canister?" Counter balance is the only acceptable way to hang, according to the rang...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 13, 7:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
"I have been hanging food for over 40 years. I never had a problem with a single hang. (At least so far...)" If you do a single hang out here in the Sierra, bears will be the least of ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 13, 5:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Looking to add protein to my backpacking diet
" if I find something that makes it clearer whether recovery/repair synthesis can continue during subsequent exercise." In my understanding, it is not so much whether it can go on, bec...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking to add protein to my backpacking diet
August 13, 5:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Chip off the old block??
Strand by strand the cord is cut. Thus do children test their wings and screw up their courage to take flight from the nest fly off into the world on their own. So it has always been, and hopeful...

In Chaff » Chip off the old block??
August 12, 6:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Looking to add protein to my backpacking diet
"Tom, do you have references for that? It seems an important point, both wrt how readily one can recover overnight from 14 hour days or more, and also wrt the key questions being asked by van ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking to add protein to my backpacking diet
August 12, 5:46pm

Re: Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
"I believe that nothing beats experience. Is there any other advice or tips that you guys can offer me?" You can practice the mechanics of the PCT hang with a short piece of rope hung ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 12, 4:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Smelly fish garbage
"You had to hike way into an SR-71 Blackbird crash site, salvage some bits. . . ." :0)

In Fishing » Cooking Fish - Ultralight Style
August 10, 8:26pm

Re: Re: Backpacking the Alps in Cantons Uri and Obwalden.
What a marvelous report. It's not just the beauty of the mountains you traveled through, but the interesting little anecdotes about people, animals, the flowers, cheese. You really bring your...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking the Alps in Cantons Uri and Obwalden.
August 10, 8:20pm

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