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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Skivvies
"Anyone have some recommendations for some fast drying lightweight skivvies to keep the boys and me cool,dry and free of chafing durring summer hikes?" Patagonia Classic Boxer Briefs. ...

In GEAR » Skivvies
August 19, 5:45pm

Re: Another approach
"those trips taught me that that Im better off with lower density foods that I can actually eats vs. high calorie per ounce foods." That is THE challenge in putting together a high cal...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Calorie Deficit Question
August 19, 5:38pm

Re: Re: Vegetarianism
"Or as Mike would have it, live hard die young, or live moderately and enjoy a long and healthy happy life..." Or live moderately, get struck by lightning, and die young... ;}

In Philosophy & Technique » ULers Carrying an Extra 20-40 lbs - WHY?!
August 19, 5:27pm

Re: Western Mountaineering Summerlite 150 Dollars at Moosejaw
"I just wish I was skinny enough to fit in a Summerlite." You'll find the answers to your problem over on "The Great Nutrition Flame War" thread. In a nutshell, (calorie...

In Gear Deals » Western Mountaineering Summerlite 150 Dollars at Moosejaw
August 18, 5:47pm

Re: It is really just a way of looking at things.
"If you want to sleep leaning against a tree with a 3' x 3' tarp draped over you, great. If you want to save weight by using one side of a piece of TP one day and the other side the ne...

In GEAR » Backpacking Weight Ranks
August 18, 5:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re
"No polyunsaturated fats, no soy" Brian, Why are polyunsaturated fats and soy harmful? Nuts and seeds contain polyunsaturated fats, as do oily fish, e.g. salmon, sardines, etc, a...

In Philosophy & Technique » ULers Carrying an Extra 20-40 lbs - WHY?!
August 18, 5:02pm

Re: Re: Starbucks VIA Instant Coffee
"My challenge to Java Juice is to counterpunch by introducing a kickbutt French roast (find the hidden mixed metaphor)." To which I would add: Reduce it to crystals. 1/2 oz per packe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
August 17, 5:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Interesting
"Calories in, calories out..." Put another way: calories in minus calories metabolized =calories stored, either as adipo...

In Philosophy & Technique » ULers Carrying an Extra 20-40 lbs - WHY?!
August 17, 4:47pm

Re: New to ultralite
"if anyone has a suggestion on what packs to look at for her that would be awesome." Hi Mike, The ULA Circuit is worth a look; Also the Gossamer Gear Gorilla and The Osprey Exos se...

In Gear Lists » New to ultralite
August 16, 5:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WM Shipping status?
"Well, Tom, to the best of my knowledge these bags do not come covered in chocolate, but you may want to contact Moosejaw for greater detail." Nah. If I can get a Summerlite for $190,...

In Gear Deals » Western Mountaineering Summerlite 150 Dollars at Moosejaw
August 16, 5:39pm

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

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