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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
About Me Leave no tracks.
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: "Sierra Snowpack 2015"
"Perhaps another analogy is Wall Street--banks need regulators to save them from themselves, and the rest of us too. If there's quick money to be had, anything goes until everything goes--...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 21, 5:07pm

Re: Alcohol stove in high sierra late summer
"How will a caldera cone alcohol stove perform at 10,000 - 12,000 feet in the high sierra early september." They work just fine. And if you're worried about fire restrictions, use...

In GEAR » Alcohol stove in high sierra late summer
April 20, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: After a long day on the trail - "Got Milk"? @ Terry
"I have done a bit of research on maltodextrin and personally, I pretty much stay away from the stuff as best I can. The problems I have with it is, maltodextrin has a glycemic score of 130 (s...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » After a long day on the trail - "Got Milk"?
April 20, 5:44pm

Re: After a long day on the trail - "Got Milk"?
The article supports an approach to recovery that has been around a while. About 10 years ago, I was using a product called Ultragen for recovery. It contained 20 grams of whey protein, 60 grams ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » After a long day on the trail - "Got Milk"?
April 19, 8:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Granite Falls, WA
"my brother has agreed to do a nice long day trip so I can visit a few of these places." Make sure you get out to LaConner, Anacortes, and out at least as far as Colonial Creek on Hwy....

In Chaff » Granite Falls, WA
April 19, 5:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Granite Falls, WA
"Snohomish County. I'd be happy to live in Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Marysville area, Stanwood," If you can be a 30 minute drive from Stanwood, you might also take a look at Mt ...

In Chaff » Granite Falls, WA
April 18, 8:14pm

Re: Re: The Single Fly
"Best overall dry fly, the Adams." +1

In Fishing » The Single Fly
April 18, 3:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: In A Time Lapse
May the road ahead bring you to beautiful places and interesting people. Just remember to slow down on the curves, aye?

In Chaff » In A Time Lapse
April 13, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Nepal
"I love the first shot Tom." Thanks, Craig. That was probably my all time favorite campsite for views. I wish now I'd paid more attention to photography, but we were pretty focus...

In Photo Gallery » Favorite Campsite Photos
April 13, 5:55pm

Re: Re: Nepal
Somehow, I never seem to take many campsite photos, but I made an exception for this trip. And Canada

In Photo Gallery » Favorite Campsite Photos
April 13, 5:38pm

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