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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: beautiful!!!
"I will have to visit Bench lake sometime..." I hope you do, allen. You won't be disappointed. Guaranteed.

In Post-Trip Reports » Bench Lake via Taboose Pass-KCNP 6/9-12
June 20, 5:14pm

Re: Bench Lake!!!
"Late Sept. last year after coming across Frozen Lake Pass on the SHR we found ourselves back on the JMT and heading south to an exit at Kearsage. Ahead of schedule at the Bench Lake turnoff w...

In Post-Trip Reports » Bench Lake via Taboose Pass-KCNP 6/9-12
June 20, 5:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: yikes!-Judging, part deux
" Plus I'm pretty sure we know "why". Right or wrong on the facts the why is out there." Can you tell me why, Michael? The true why?

In Chaff » Glenn Beck admits "Liberals you were right" about Iraq War.
June 19, 8:53pm

Re: Nice!
"Walked right on by the trail to Taboose Pass and Bench Lake. I'd heard Bench lake is nice. It is very nice, and BIG!" Bench Lake is indeed big and beautiful, and just an easy 1/2 ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Bench Lake via Taboose Pass-KCNP 6/9-12
June 19, 7:58pm

Re: Re: Grocery store refrigeration
"But have you ever seen butter unrefrigerated at a grocery store?" Yeah, it's called ghee. ;0)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Milkman milk powder cases now available online
June 19, 5:45pm

Re: Re: Re: zing it
"If you have a single food bag and you have the other rope end tied off to a tree, then the black bear can walk around and see the tie-off. It can scratch it or chew it, which releases the foo...

In GEAR » Best UL rope for food hanging/multi-purpose?
June 19, 5:42pm

Re: zing it
"Double hang, done right, is superior to the PCT at keeping bears from food." Why?

In GEAR » Best UL rope for food hanging/multi-purpose?
June 19, 5:08pm

Re: Seeking advice on emergency insulation for unplanned overnights
"Suggestions?" No matter what you do about clothing/shelter, take around 2000 calories of food, with a decent amount of carbs in it, say 30-40%. It doesn't do any good to have ins...

In GEAR » Seeking advice on emergency insulation for unplanned overnights
June 19, 5:03pm

Bench Lake via Taboose Pass-KCNP 6/9-12
Bench Lake has been on my list for many years, and since the shortest way by far to access it is via rugged Taboose Pass I figured I'd best get on with it while I still had my legs. The low sn...

In Post-Trip Reports » Bench Lake via Taboose Pass-KCNP 6/9-12
June 19, 4:51pm

Re: Milk Powder Packaging and Shelf Life @ Joey
"Once a canister has been opened and the powder is exposed to air, the clock starts ticking." Would this same principle apply to whey protein, even though it has no fat?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Milkman milk powder cases now available online
June 19, 4:36pm

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

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