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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: Got my permit!
"I'd love suggestions for favorite spots that are lesser known and have great views." If you have the time, Bryan, a side trip up into Milestone Basin would be very much worth your...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » John Muir Trail, Class of 2010
March 20, 8:41pm

Re: thoms tyvek GCB (ground cover bivy)
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In Make Your Own Gear » thoms tyvek GCB (ground cover bivy)
March 20, 5:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: High Speed Backpacking - why go UL
"For those who ask "Why go fast" ? You should also ask "Why go UL" ?" Well?

In Philosophy & Technique » High Speed Backpacking - why
March 19, 8:42pm

Re: Rainier light?- Boot advice needed @Jeff
"Is this a good choice? I asked at e-OMC and they said only really in shape alpine dudes would use this in some blitz summit bid. WTF? There is a fitness level requirement for boots now? Are t...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Rainier light?
March 19, 8:28pm

Question
Is this what they mean by 6-pack abs?

In Chaff » Beer
March 19, 4:51pm

Re: Re: Help me with my sleep system!
+1 Either way, you should be good down to 20 and, with the addition of a light insulating layer like the Cocoon pullover or a Montbell Extremely Light Don Jacket plus equivalent pants, you sho...

In GEAR » Help me with my sleep system!
March 19, 4:48pm

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

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