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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Re: Calorie values of oats.
" Also, it's a lot of fat, but it's also a lot of calories and I have limited space and strength to carry things. It's thru hiking. I'm not going to eat any kind of conventiona...

In GEAR » Bulk supplements and my PCT diet
March 13, 3:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:
"No no, Joe was the sweetie....." Har de har har..You've done it again, Douglas. You're gonna get us banned from this site yet. ;}

In Chaff » The answer to that age old question
March 12, 8:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: the bear photo
"Not to mention a little sore...." Joe, or his sweetie?

In Chaff » The answer to that age old question
March 12, 8:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re:The immaculate misconception
"Inconceivable." LOL

In GEAR » Shirt Color and Hot Weather
March 12, 8:41pm

Re: Treadwell et al
"Timothy Treadwell was a loon. I watched the entire documentary about him- which then prompted me to read up on him a bit more- and that dude was utterly barking mad. He may have been clinical...

In Chaff » Wolves kill teacher in Alaska
March 12, 6:47pm

Re: Re: haha
"I do not think that word means what you think it means." Hey Pieter, cut the dude some slack. He's spent 90% of his life abroad. English is probably his second language. I thin...

In GEAR » Shirt Color and Hot Weather
March 12, 6:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Wolves kill
"Timothy Treadwell was not a scientist." Nope, he was lunch.

In Chaff » Wolves kill teacher in Alaska
March 12, 6:10pm

Re: Why Dump Water at the Top ?
"But in real life backpacking you can't dump your gear at the top. There's more to training than a pure cardio workout, you need to train the muscles, joints, and connective tissue fo...

In Philosophy & Technique » do you train for backpacking? How?
March 12, 6:03pm

Re: The answer to that age old question
"The answer to that old age question is, Yes - yes it does" They're not always that considerate. I can't count the number of times I've had to dodge a long series of bear ...

In Chaff » The answer to that age old question
March 12, 5:10pm

Re: Re: Inov8s
+10!! Hard to go wrong with those 2, IME/O.

In GEAR » Recommended trail shoes
March 12, 5:05pm

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