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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Info
"4 pounds of fat is 4 pounds of fat, I don't care how you carry it. I never mentioned 4 pounds of food. As a general rule it will take less energy to burn 4 pounds of ingested fat (assumin...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1300 Cals a Day
July 20, 8:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Info
"Diet is so personal I'm not even sure it's worth giving someone else advice over the internet. There are so many variables you can't account for that anything you tell someone is ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1300 Cals a Day
July 20, 6:52pm

Re: Dainty tea drinkers, unite!
"Well, wanting to save some good stuff for later in life, I always promised myself I was going to start drinking (good) scotch and learn the upright bass when I turned 30." Save the si...

In GEAR » Nifty loose leaf tea infuser
July 20, 5:37pm

Re: Thanks Tom!
Hi Andrew, If they turn out to be helpful, it will have been worth it to me. I hope they help you find a method that works for you. If so, it should help lighten your pack and increase your en...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1300 Cals a Day
July 20, 5:32pm

Re: Re: Info
"I have to throw some additions in here." Hi Chris, First off, congratulations on going from a 210# blob to a lean, mean hiking machine. Awesome! "You need an excess of 500...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1300 Cals a Day
July 20, 5:23pm

Re: Dainty tea drinkers, unite!
"It's nice to know they're out there, isn't it?" Indeed. They can always be recognized by their taste in tea and single malt scotches. ;)

In GEAR » Nifty loose leaf tea infuser
July 20, 4:48pm

Re: vote for dainty tea
"Unlike many so far who have expressed a like for strong tea, I will go to the weaker side of the equation. Formosa oolongs and light Chinese greens are my favorite." Ahhh, a man of re...

In GEAR » Nifty loose leaf tea infuser
July 20, 4:25pm

Re: Capilene 2
"Do any of you have experience hiking in the Sierras during August heat in a Cap. 2? I like that layer if i don't get too hot during the day." I think Cap 2 is too heavy, and hot, ...

In GEAR » Can I lightweight my layers any more?
July 20, 4:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Jesus...the original SUL backpacker
"They had soo much spare water that they turned some of into wine." That was their way of treating polluted water back before the age of Steripens and Hiker Pro's. These guys were...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Jesus...the original SUL backpacker
July 19, 5:36pm

Re: Calorically Dense Food Recommendation
"One drawback is that they're not extremely durable, having a tendency to crumble" Crumbled food takes up less space. ;)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Calorically Dense Food Recommendation
July 19, 4:56pm

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