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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: Re: Re: Re: Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
"I drink from a 1 liter bottle carried in a side pocket. Bottle comes out, poles go into my armpit, I un-cap, drink, re-cap, grab poles, stuff bottle, and continue on. All while walking" ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
December 08, 4:02pm

Re: Re: "Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change...."
"You can certainly carry that perspective into the woods and let it dominate your experience, as in Wild, but if you subtract assaults within a mile of trailheads, if think we'd find the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
December 07, 5:04pm

Re: Re: watts
"right up until you have a heart attack and die ;)" +1 "Yes. For example, erythropoietin has been misused as a performance-enhancing drug in athletes such as cyclists (in the...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 07, 4:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Food Requirements?
"Your total intake is 1200 calories per day?" No. This is just for extra food in case of an emergency. The rest would come from body fat. My regular carried food intake is around 22...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Required items for UL backpacking
December 06, 8:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Required items for UL backpacking
"To get your viewpoint into some perspective, where would you rank extra food relative to the other things listed on the various "essentials" lists above in the thread" "...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Required items for UL backpacking
December 06, 8:20pm

Re: Re: Required items for UL backpacking
"I don't see starvation as one of the major risks when I walk off into the woods or the mountains. Am I under-estimating it?" I don't think possible starvation is the primary r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Required items for UL backpacking
December 05, 7:16pm

Re: Math
"The little guy has the advantage up to a certain point." There is absolute strength and relative strength. I have only observational evidence to offer, but I have seen a whole lot of...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 05, 5:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: When backpacking, it pays to be small
"But us big ones can still take your lunch money." If you can catch us. ;0))

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 05, 5:08pm

Re: Replacing a waistband
"I've got to get some alterations done soon, and am going to take them with me and see what they say..." If you have not already thought of this, I'd suggest checking with a lo...

In GEAR » Deformed elastic on underclothing
December 05, 5:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: mtb biking in wilderness and elsewhere
" All it did was remove an archaic special regulation from any hypothetical opening of existing trails to bikes. Any such change still requires the full spectrum of review and comment, includi...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 05, 4:58pm

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