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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Skinny and cold
" know these changes are pretty basic but they did wonders for me." Good job, Justin. Sounds like you've got it dialed in really well. A lot of folks overlook eating a calorie de...

In GEAR » Help me with my sleep system!
March 19, 4:19pm

Re: Re: Error on the high side
"I prefer to go with 1 g per lb of lean mass." Seems a bit on the high side, but better high than low since the excess will get metabolized to produce energy anyway.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nutrition Planning - low weight + balanced diet
March 18, 8:34pm

Re: Re: Recommend British Person holiday destination
"I'll add that the Sierra Nevada can be great in October." +1 If you base yourself around Bishop in the Owens Valley, you will have easy access to world class climbing in the Ow...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommend British Person holiday destination
March 18, 5:34pm

Re: hemp
"I am regularly compelled to undergo screening urinalysis by the US Army, so I try to avoid any foodstuff that includes the word "hemp" in it's title or ingredients... " ...

In GEAR » Bulk supplements and my PCT diet
March 17, 6:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Inov8 underfoot protection
"Innov8 users: is there sufficient underfoot protection?" My 370's have been fine so far in some fairly rough country, with loads up to 31#. They're very good for limiting a...

In GEAR » Switching to trailrunners - maybe
March 17, 6:25pm

Re: Re: Re: "a fine line"
@Dean I have tried to keep my posts thus far tongue in cheek lest I be accused of pouring fuel on the fire. Your point, however, is one that demands a serious answer: I agree with you complete...

In Chaff » Wolves kill teacher in Alaska
March 17, 6:00pm

favorite packs
I'm a big fan of ULA, too. I have used both the Circuit and now the Ohm with great success. Some people don't like the Ohm's hipbelt, but it has been just fine for me up to its max ra...

In GEAR » Pack help - osprey exos 58?
March 16, 8:39pm

Re: Re: Re: "Let me give an example"
+1 Well said!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Having the time to backpack
March 16, 8:24pm

Re: Re: cooking fish??
"How about sashimi?" This works especially well with the roe sac. Nice and rich and eggy. Just rinse in water and let it melt in your mouth. Mmmmmmm, mmmmm. As The colonel used to ...

In GEAR » Frying Fish??
March 16, 6:06pm

Re: Balaclava
"I use a Mountain Hardware Powerstretch balaclava. It weights 1.5z and has kept me warm..." +1 down into the mid 20's in my case, but still...

In GEAR » balaclavas
March 16, 5:35pm

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