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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: When backpacking, it pays to be small
"I have a barely 29" inseam and my oldest has a 34" - Legs over there I cannot keep up with. His stride is always longer than mine." For us shorties, speaking as a 30" i...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 09, 5:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
"usually i have 1 powerade bottle" The PowerAde bottle rocks. I've been using the same one for 3 years now, going on 4. They're practically bombproof and have great ergonomic...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
December 08, 4:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
"Hmmm... OK. Once I've got the bottles so I can reach them I'll practice the maneuver." It helps if you have an OHM. ;)

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
December 08, 4:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
"Depends on your terrain Art. i'm sure on the pack trail groomers out west no poles is plenty fine but up here we have slippery rocks, roots, stream/river crossings, wet bog bridges, mud h...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
December 08, 4:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
"I drink from a 1 liter bottle carried in a side pocket. Bottle comes out, poles go into my armpit, I un-cap, drink, re-cap, grab poles, stuff bottle, and continue on. All while walking" ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
December 08, 4:02pm

Re: Re: "Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change...."
"You can certainly carry that perspective into the woods and let it dominate your experience, as in Wild, but if you subtract assaults within a mile of trailheads, if think we'd find the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
December 07, 5:04pm

Re: Re: watts
"right up until you have a heart attack and die ;)" +1 "Yes. For example, erythropoietin has been misused as a performance-enhancing drug in athletes such as cyclists (in the...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 07, 4:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Food Requirements?
"Your total intake is 1200 calories per day?" No. This is just for extra food in case of an emergency. The rest would come from body fat. My regular carried food intake is around 22...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Required items for UL backpacking
December 06, 8:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Required items for UL backpacking
"To get your viewpoint into some perspective, where would you rank extra food relative to the other things listed on the various "essentials" lists above in the thread" "...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Required items for UL backpacking
December 06, 8:20pm

Re: Re: Required items for UL backpacking
"I don't see starvation as one of the major risks when I walk off into the woods or the mountains. Am I under-estimating it?" I don't think possible starvation is the primary r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Required items for UL backpacking
December 05, 7:16pm

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