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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: JMT 2014 8/12-8/25
There's some really excellent shots here. What kind of camera do you use?

In Photo Gallery » JMT 2014 8/12-8/25
August 30, 6:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Amusing Posters
"I thought we already established on Katharina's thread from a year or so ago that we'd share the title of Secretary of Distilled Affairs and that our first order of business would be ...

In Chaff » Amusing Posters
August 29, 9:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Amusing Posters
"To think you guys found one another on BPL ..." Actually that was taken the morning after the night before at Hussong's Bar, down Ensenada way. I think we must of tripped an infr...

In Chaff » Amusing Posters
August 29, 9:04pm

Re: JMT/ Evolution Valley
"I finished this Monday. 14 days and I am hungry, tired and lost 12 LBS. Thanks for the Mono Meadows TH tip. I will post some pics tomorrow." Sounds like Miller time to me(hopefully N...

In Photo Gallery » JMT/ Evolution Valley
August 29, 8:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Amusing Posters
"Why would I be the scourge of Shi'a?" Cuz most of 'em live in Iran, silly, and everybody knows they'll be in the on deck circle after you get done immobilizing ISIS. I t...

In Chaff » Amusing Posters
August 28, 9:46pm

Re: Re: Re: The trail food you just can't stand.
"I can eat just about anything. However, I draw the line at road kill." Even if it's fresh?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 28, 9:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cameras and the Police
"That simply has to change." Here's a hopeful opinion piece by the former King County Sheriff, Sue Rahr, currently Executive Director of the WA State Criminal-justice Training Comm...

In Chaff » Cameras and the Police
August 28, 9:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Amusing Posters
"Long live the BPL rebellion. Troublemaker por vida." Why stop there? Ian for Prez!! I can see it now, Ian, Immobilizer of ISIS, Paralyzer of Putin, Scourge of the Shi'a. Go for...

In Chaff » Amusing Posters
August 28, 9:19pm

Re: JMT/ Evolution Valley
Spectacular, Jay! Keep 'em coming. Are you still en route on the JMT?

In Photo Gallery » JMT/ Evolution Valley
August 28, 8:38pm

Re: Re: John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
The parallel between your post and Teddy Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena" oration, below, is eerie. And spot on. +1 "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points ...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
August 28, 8:36pm

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

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