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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: Latest survey for BPLrs
"Results from the survey will be used to help us direct our editorial content development to better serve our membership, regular readers, media representatives, advertisers, and other partner...

In Chaff » Latest survey for BPLrs
November 15, 11:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Water Strategy
"I just ordered some of the NUUN tabs online from Costco." You are ripping yourself off. If you analyze the ingredients in NUUN tablets, you will find that you can obtain the same elec...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 15, 11:18pm

Re: Realistic Expectations for UL Tent?
"except that I see from the ones that have got over the need to justify the price, that indeed they also get condensation" Speaking from experience, Cuben is as susceptible to condensa...

In GEAR » Realistic Expectations for UL Tent?
November 15, 11:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Water Strategy
""In the United States, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limits the quinine content in tonic water to 83 mg per liter ... Still, it is often recommended as a relief for leg cramp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 15, 11:06pm

Re: Terra leg length
"I never realised the leg lengths on the Terras varied with the waist size. That seems unnecessarily complicated." It has certainly unnecessarily complicated my life. :(

In GEAR » Pants, Pants, who's got the Pants??
November 15, 6:18pm

Re: Water Strategy
"Someone told him to drink Tonic Water (it has some quinine ) , it worked for him." +1 Quinine is considered to be effective at mitigating cramps. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubm...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 15, 6:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Pants, Pants, who's got the Pants??
"Are yours the short leg Tom?" No, the short is an inch too short in a 32" waist. See my reply to William for the details.

In GEAR » Pants, Pants, who's got the Pants??
November 14, 7:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Pants, Pants, who's got the Pants??
"Tom, the Terra's are available in short, medium and long leg lengths, though not everywhere stocks them." Hi William - I know, but I'm in that nether zone between sizes. I ha...

In GEAR » Pants, Pants, who's got the Pants??
November 14, 7:54pm

Mailbox Peak - What PNW'ers do for fun when they're not backpacking
This isn't really a trip report, since it's only a day hike. I just thought I'd put it out there for those of you unfamiliar with what we do for fun up here in the PNW when we're n...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mailbox Peak - What PNW'ers do for fun when they're not backpacking
November 14, 7:21pm

ot-mail
This isn't really a trip report, since it's only a day hike. I just thought I'd put it out there for those of you unfamiliar with what we do for fun up here in the PNW when we're n...

In User Test Forum » ot-mail
November 13, 8:19pm

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