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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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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

Re: Re: Re: Info
" but they rely on knowing how much healthy burnable fat one has. I'm interested in learning more about this so I have a few questions. 1. I am wondering if you could explain a bit abou...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1300 Cals a Day
July 18, 6:51pm

Re: nutrition
"Tom, sorry If I came off the wrong way." No offense taken, Kevin. All part of the give and take in the forums. I think there may be an element of truth about the body's un...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1300 Cals a Day
July 18, 6:17pm

Re: Jesus vs. Ghandi: SUL Grudge Match
"Ghandi's minimalism probably qualifies as SUL." Yeah, but Ghandi wore cotton....baaaad.

In Chaff » Jesus vs. Ghandi: SUL Grudge Match
July 18, 5:55pm

Re: re:
"Impressive math Tom, however I don't think the human body can so effectively burn all your available fat like that in a span of 10 days. I don't think fat on your body is like gas in ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1300 Cals a Day
July 17, 8:55pm

Re: Info
"I'm 25, am 5 foot 9 tall and weigh 177 pounds." How much of that 177# is spare body fat? If you have, say, 15# of "healthily burnable" fat, that would provide you wit...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1300 Cals a Day
July 16, 9:31pm

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