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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
About Me Leave no tracks.
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Where Should a Backpacking Teacher Live
"Any thoughts? I figure lots of BPL members live in these areas and probably have some opinion as too what it would be like teaching and living there." Go West, young man! To the Owen...

In Chaff » Where Should a Backpacking Teacher Live
January 24, 8:36pm

Re: Je suis Charlie , latest cover
"The unfortunate Crusade comment was meant to be something like "are they watching the News from 500 years ago?" (as in :is their knowledge 500 years old?) not an analogy with the Cr...

In Chaff » Je suis Charlie , latest cover
January 24, 8:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Je suis Charlie , latest cover
"crusdades - they occupied Jerusalem until they were kicked out by Muslims" Yup, and Jerusalem is occupied again today, along with a majority of what was once called The Holy Land. I ...

In Chaff » Je suis Charlie , latest cover
January 24, 8:17pm

Re: Re: How long will Brady lie?
"Who cares, it's American football. Not a sport, just a business." +1 And this whole comedy is just a marketing ploy to increase interest in the Super Bowl. Big ad money to be ma...

In Chaff » How long will Brady lie?
January 24, 5:20pm

Re: Je suis Charlie , latest cover
"Is the news on their TV sets showing the Crusades live ?" Sure, every night on the evening news you can see the latest Crusade live thru the bombsites of our F-16's over Syria and...

In Chaff » Je suis Charlie , latest cover
January 24, 5:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Frontline - Putin's Way
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In Chaff » Frontline - Putin's Way
January 24, 5:04pm

Re: TICA ICE TOOL
"The Camp Corsa Ice Axe, a certified ice axe (much stronger) weighs about 7 oz vs 5 oz for the Ice tool." Exactly the difference between ultra lite and stupid lite.

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 24, 4:51pm

Re: Malaria Pills
"I've heard of treatment medication that one can take if hit with malaria. Might that be a better route -- to carry a supply with me -- and use only when needed?" Take the malarone...

In GEAR » Malaria Pills
January 24, 4:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Frontline - Putin's Way
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In Chaff » Frontline - Putin's Way
January 23, 7:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
"Why wouldn't you want to live there? (I'm unfamiliar with the area, but curious.) I have heard that the area can get some sandstorms such that it is best to not leave your car outside...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
January 23, 5:42pm

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