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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: Burn TP??!!
"If you burn your TP here in one of the SoCal forests, you'll run a high risk of starting a very large fire. Even if you've done it for years elsewhere." Agreed. Obviously, ju...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave No Trace Ethics
June 19, 9:01pm

Re: true.
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In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrated Wine from Katadyn????
June 19, 7:04pm

Re: I've been thinking about this...
"I was taught when I began backpacking (a couple of years ago) to carefully burn TP and extinguish before burying... does anyone have thoughts on this for less fire prone areas? Is this a prac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave No Trace Ethics
June 19, 6:44pm

Re: Re: pemmican?
"I assume you're joking about the durian bear spray but if you really put dried durian in your trail mix my hat is off to you my man." Most of what I posted was tongue in cheek, in...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Most calorically dense food with no dry heaving
June 19, 6:36pm

Re: Re: Re: food for long trips
"I think it's a bit obsessive/unnecessary to count protein to fat to carbo grams and ratios and get overly wrapped up in nutritional values.." Hi Craig, I think it depends on ho...

In GEAR » Food?
June 19, 6:03pm

Re: bugs
"had anyone had success with any natural alternatives to 100% deet?" All reviews I have read indicate they are not as effective, but have some efficacy. Pretty much squares with what ...

In Gear Lists » North Cascades - Summer
June 18, 8:24pm

Re: multi use
"One could use some durian to comepletely clear a campsite or make sure that you have the half dome cables all to yourself" Truly it is a multi-faceted fruit. A well timed durian f%&a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Most calorically dense food with no dry heaving
June 18, 8:05pm

Re: Durian
"We need a biochemist to explain to us how such a nutritious fruit can smell so god-awful." We need a biochemist to explain to us how such a nutritious fruit can smell so god-awful-HEA...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Most calorically dense food with no dry heaving
June 18, 5:48pm

Re: oh my.
"did you have an LNT nun who hit you with an LNT ruler when you were a child? :)" If a nun hits you with a ruler, it WILL leave a trace. ;)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave No Trace Ethics
June 18, 5:25pm

Re: Re: well...
" better idea might be to not light a fire at all. We use a canister stove partly for that reason. By and large, you won't be able to see where we camped." + 1

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave No Trace Ethics
June 17, 8:23pm

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