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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: calories
"BAsed on that....how many calories do you think we would be burning??" Dan, According to the caloriesperhour.com algorithm for a 155# person hiking uphill with a pack weighing 21-4...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need in increase calorie intake
July 05, 6:16pm

Re: need in increase calorie intake
"It is quite difficult to collect data outside a laboratory of weight loss on short trips 2000 cal deficit /day for 2 days is only one pound of lost fat." Derek, I agree. However, ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need in increase calorie intake
July 05, 11:52am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: calories
"Since your calculations are wildly off (by almost a factor of 2) compared to my experience, they clearly aren't applicable to everyone. There is simply no way that I rack up a debt of 200...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need in increase calorie intake
July 05, 7:59am

Re: Re: need in increase calorie intake
"I just did a 3-day trip where I brought that much, and I packed out a ton of food." Like I said in an earlier thread/post, you can get away with a lot on trips of 2-3 days. 17 days i...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need in increase calorie intake
July 04, 6:26pm

Re: Re: Re: calories
"Dan hasn't told us how big he and his partner are, or how hard they intend to hike, so there's no way for us to know how many calories they need." Ben, I proceed from my ow...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need in increase calorie intake
July 04, 6:24pm

Re: calories
"There are two of us going, and I am trying to keep the food under 20lbs per person for the full 17 days." Dan, I think you may be a bit on the light side for a trip of that length ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need in increase calorie intake
July 04, 5:16pm

Re: food shelf life in resupply boxes
"I really wouldn't like to open a resupply box and find moldy food packets. Any thoughts on this?" Use a vacuum sealer to remove all the air/oxygen from the food. It will keep muc...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » food shelf life in resupply boxes
July 03, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Influence of trip duration on your food choices
"I'm less clear on whether it's likely that someone doing a two-week backpacking trip of, say, 15-20 miles a day will have any realistic chance of breaking down muscle ... but I'm ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT bear canister advice: pack low volume food!
July 03, 5:33pm

Re: Sarah Palindrome
"I just learned she was born not 30 miles from here in Sandpoint, Idaho." More supporting evidence for the "nature over nurture" argument. ;}

In Chaff » Let there be peace on earth.
July 03, 4:33pm

Re: Re: need in increase calorie intake
"To the extent your stomach can stomach: 1) Add olive oil to anything possible. 2) Peanut butter. 3) Nido." +1 4) Chocolate 5) A variety of nuts

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need in increase calorie intake
July 03, 4:28pm

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