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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: Re: Re: Re: Be careful
"Can't agree with the 'get away with it' idea. If you can process it, then fats are a very high-density food source. Up to 3,000 m most experienced walkers should be able to handle...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
August 10, 5:36pm

Re: Berner Alps
"The scenery was beautiful. Hardly anyone out there. Steep snowfields that made me a little uneasy. Some turning around due to lightning . Some turning around due to diffilculty of terrain and...

In Post-Trip Reports » Berner Alps
August 10, 4:25pm

Re: Thanks!
"As for keeping my cool,Tom, my boyfriend Bill got all the cuss words and drama via InReach! Distance brings perspective." LOL. Yeah, that was probably the best of all worlds for your...

In Post-Trip Reports » first solo mult-day backpack: Timberline Trail
August 10, 4:16pm

Re: Smelly fish garbage
"I also like the simple method of putting a little bit of water, olive oil and salt/herbs into your normal backpacking pot or pan and just steaming it. Fish cooks in just a few minutes, its re...

In Fishing » Cooking Fish - Ultralight Style
August 10, 4:10pm

Re: Limitation in personal power output
"It is a constant optimizing process. Keep optimizing it for your purpose, not for the sake of having the lightest pack." Words of wisdom. It really is as simple as that.

In Philosophy & Technique » Was UL a phase for you?
August 10, 4:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Puree method in picturs (not gross)
"I normally do 2 and don't bother stirring. The combination of pee and Poop is good fertilizer" I do the same, and have checked, several times. Nothing but compost left. At 10,80...

In Philosophy & Technique » Used Toilet Paper - Pack it out!
August 10, 3:59pm

Re: Re: Be careful
"There is not a lot of chemical difference between fats and carbs. Both could be called long-chain hydrocarbons, with extras." True enough, but it takes far less O2 to oxidize glucose ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
August 10, 3:56pm

Re: Just finished the CT with a low-carb/high fat diet
"This was for recovery and to replenish glycogen stores overnight. If my trip were shorter (say a long weekend, or 5-6 days) I would NOT eat the carbs at night - this was just because of the e...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
August 09, 8:53pm

Re: Re: Low carb lifestyle and endurance pursuits
"do remember discussing food needs with one guy who reckoned he could travel on about 400 g dry wt of food per day. Not possible. Asking questions revealed that he normally lost somewhere arou...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
August 09, 8:20pm

Re: Re: first solo mult-day backpack: Timberline Trail
I really enjoyed your report. You solved some interesting problems while keeping your cool, not so easy when you're solo. Good job, Diane.

In Post-Trip Reports » first solo mult-day backpack: Timberline Trail
August 09, 5:09pm

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 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