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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Re: REI HAS THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE ON THE PLANET!
"Tom, I'm still going with high-maintenance, low experience. But anything is possible. It doesn't feel that way to me." Yeah, I'm willing to admit anything is possible. I&...

In On the Web » REI HAS THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE ON THE PLANET!
April 22, 8:49pm

Re: Re: Which book?
"On the Origin of Species, naturally." ROTFFL.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 22, 8:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re Re School Spending
"That's an easy one Tom. “Batman: Dark Knight: The Dark Knight Falls.” All the truth you'll ever need is in there, my friend." I knew I could count on you to cut the Gordia...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 22, 8:40pm

YOWIE!!
Now that is some hot pickin', Craig. I just had a vision of Fred and Doc sitting on a porch at sunset, passing the jug and pickin' away. Wouldn't that be a trip.

In Chaff » Mississippi Fred McDowell...
April 22, 6:02pm

Re: Re: Re: GET REAL!
I think "alexbambifluff" about says it all. I've been ROTFLing for several days now, but I can't contain myself any longer. You guys are being played. ;) I'm sort of sur...

In On the Web » REI HAS THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE ON THE PLANET!
April 22, 5:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re Re School Spending
" The book is original truth. Without the book you are forever lost in this world. I'm not saying religion is truth, I'm saying the word is. I'm saying the WORLD is." Which...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 22, 5:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: A play it safe alky stove
"That's why when one Inyo office permit issuer tells me something that I think may not be absolutely true, I ask for a second opinion. Then, once I have them all in agreement, I ask where ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
April 21, 8:06pm

Re: Re: A play it safe alky stove
"Tom, although most backcountry rangers tend to be pretty low-key and practical, there are a few out that that are going to enforce federal regulations in any way that they see fit. If their n...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
April 21, 6:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: ++++Sno-Seal
"Choose a time when "the wife" won't be around" Of paramount importance. Once upon a time I overlooked that possibility and put my newly treated Kastinger mountaineering...

In GEAR » Leather Boot re-waterproofing
April 21, 6:13pm

Re: RE: Re: tetanus
"And getting a tetanus shot (or a booster) is probably a pretty good idea, too..." +1 big time! All the washing in the world isn't going to prevent tetanus being carried into a pu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 21, 6:02pm

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