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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: Piling on Ken
"So it seems there is no shortage of far left wing wackos either. Really who are these people? Not democrats. Or is the new democratic party just a bunch of socialist flakes?" Nah, the...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 15, 8:09pm

Re: trolls.
"I think you are forgetting at least one more." :o)

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 15, 5:38pm

Re: I stand with the Bundy Ranch.
"On the other hand, God help the Feds and BLM if something does happen." Until a whole bunch of guys still in uniform, who also have a lot of recent combat experience, show up. Active...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 14, 8:08pm

Re: Re Re Ursack with Insert and Grizzlies
"Opsacks may not be perfect but my own "smell test" would indicate that less smell is getting out. So maybe now the bear can only smell my food at 100 yards rather then 500 yards, I&...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
April 12, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Generally not invading our neighbours"
"I was not referring to the US with the second part of my comment. Different region, different bully." China bad, too??? No? Surely you can't be talking about Israel????? Israel...

In Chaff » "Generally not invading our neighbours"
April 12, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Flash range
"you know that you have a long enough focal length on your camera lens when you look through it at the grizzly and all you see is fur." Or teeth. ;0)

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
April 12, 5:07pm

Re: Ursack with inserts and Grizzlies
" Any thoughts on whether an Ursack with an insert would work on a Grizzly bear? Tying it off to a small tree at timberline would be a lot simpler then finding a tree big enough for a griz pro...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
April 12, 5:05pm

"Climbers have been going into the region for quite some time and have been posting their adventures for whatever companies sponsor them. You are going to get the best information from them an...

In Pre-Trip Planning » KARAKORAM VALLEY- ANY advice?
April 11, 9:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Generally not invading our neighbours"
"But....we are good and they are bad!" Thanks, Katharina. I keep forgetting that. My memory isn't what it used to be. ;0] "you get to do what you want and no one can do...

In Chaff » "Generally not invading our neighbours"
April 11, 8:37pm

Re: Re: Ursack update
"That insert makes a fantastic windscreen for your canister stove too. Does not blow around like foil." Great idea. Textbook example of multiple use gear.

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
April 11, 8:26pm

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

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