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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: Avoiding nasty hiking partners...
"Those who solve this problem by going Solo are probably the ones unwilling to compromise to make things work, think about it ..." True enough, Art, but maybe also good to think about ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding nasty hiking partners...
July 23, 6:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Nuun nirvana
"I haven't purchased a cup of coffee for $.21 since... well ever." You haven't lived until you've tried WA rest stop coffee. ;0))

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 23, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Nuun nirvana
"Yes but does it fizzle?" Nah, that's what beer is for.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 23, 5:41pm

Re: Nuun nirvana
"How have I missed these?!? Dear Nuun, Is there no end to how wonderful you are?" Nobody ever went broke underestimating the American public, as the saying goes. ;0)) Let'...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 22, 8:45pm

Re: Nuun nirvana
"My original snarky response involved me explaining how I spend less on Nuun tablets throughout an entire three day backpacking trip than the average hipster spends on coffee in a single day i...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 22, 8:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
"substitute dieter's salt. It is mostly potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride." For the Mortons version, it's more like ~350 mg K and ~280 mg Na per 1/4 tsp, IIRC. I u...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 22, 6:08pm

Re: Re: JMT fkt
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In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 22, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
""magnesium tabs" How much?" 200 mg magnesium oxide tab in the morning and 120 mg magnesium oxide tab around mid day, then 100 mg magnesium oxide as part of a multi vitami...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 22, 5:32pm

Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
"1 for me. Sea salt though." Me, too. I should have been more specific. I can't stand even the mild iodine taste of Mortons.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 22, 5:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
"Did I mention that Nuun tablets are not only tasty, but fizzy too!" And gawdawful expensive, too.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 22, 5:26pm

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