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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
About Me Leave no tracks.
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StateWA
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: @Tom. Porcini
"I grew up with Porcini, the king Boletus, and have not found any of those yet. I doubted that they even grew here, but just recently saw what some people have been finding, on the road to our...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My tick experience. No pictures but not for the squeamish.
December 19, 7:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Ok. Pictures...gross. You have been warned.
"chanterelles" Do you ever find Boletus in your area? We used to gather them up in Mendocino, but I've never heard anyone mention them down your way. Somehow, the thick stem on t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My tick experience. No pictures but not for the squeamish.
December 19, 3:31pm

Re: Re: Alabama Hills
"Guess I should put visiting there on my to-do list..." If Mt. Whitney is on your "to-do" list, they're right there, an easy two-fer.

In Photo Gallery » Alabama Hills
December 19, 3:21pm

Re: Re: Active vest
"A 100wt fleece long sleeve with the sleeves cut off would also work, but might be a bit sticky when layering over it." If we're considering mods, how about an old Houdini with the...

In GEAR » Active vest
December 19, 3:19pm

Re: Re: New Hazard: turkeys!
"My buddies and I happened to be eating mushrooms for this particular experience when a flock of dinosaur looking turkeys came running up the hill." Must have been some bad a$$ mushroo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 19, 3:11pm

Re: front yard WA
"He is a very skinny little fellow and tho he likes a good chase is not interested in contact sports." Get a Jack Russell and you'll never again have to worry about what's for ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 19, 3:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Grouse
"-Mule deer or elk backstrap -Mule deer or elk blade roast -Blue grouse -Wild Turkey -Whitetail backstrap" I thought you're supposed to wash it down with Wild Turkey.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 19, 3:04pm

Re: Re: The most dangerous risk
"Fortuitously, I was forced into considering that problem many years ago. With my wife's support (OK, urging), I gave away the 9-5 job business and went freelance. NEVER regretted it."...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice from long distance walkers....
December 19, 3:01pm

Re: Terai / Ganges plain
"Anyone out here with some basic knowledge about the Terai (Nepal) or the Ganges plain (India)?" The Gangetic Plain is basically flatland India, and packed to the nines with people. s...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Terai / Ganges plain
December 18, 8:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: We saw it
" Geesh, well tell that to my spouses subconscious, she's had like 4 dreams so far that i die somewhat young, one referencing my mid 40's after we have had a few children (we don'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
December 17, 7:42pm

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