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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Ankle support with high boots
Well said, James. +1

In Philosophy & Technique » Ankle support with high boots
August 04, 5:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Looking to add protein to my backpacking diet
"Thanks Lori - I did not know this about protein at high elevations." You have to have protein if you're going to be out any length of time. So, don't eliminate it entirely. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking to add protein to my backpacking diet
August 04, 5:48pm

Re: Holy crap!
I just read the article a couple of hours ago, Doug. It is a very sobering piece indeed for those of us who call the PNW home. In the event the worse comes to pass, those living in places like Mt...

In Chaff » Holy crap!
August 02, 8:16pm

Re: Hike report
" Great reading, very enjoyable. Your word choice has inspired some plans for a future trip in fact has me thinking about modifying plans for a hike later this month. I could almost hear a hy...

In Post-Trip Reports » Vidette Lakes-Center Basin via Kearsarge Pass 7/21-25
August 02, 7:56pm

Re: Walker..
""Trump was criticizing Walker for ruining the economy in Minnesota"... Thats interesting, indeed, since Scott Walker is from Wisconsin.;)" Maybe they were having a trade ...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 01, 6:01pm

Re: Re:Vidette Lakes-Center Basin via Kearsarge Pass 7/21-25
"Great write up Tom. I've never been hiking out west so I've never had to deal with issues like unstable scree slopes and the like, so that was fascinating to me.I guess it's old h...

In Post-Trip Reports » Vidette Lakes-Center Basin via Kearsarge Pass 7/21-25
August 01, 5:56pm

Re: Thanks! @ Adam and AD
"I particularly enjoyed the history lesson (Shorty Lovelace cabins)--I really enjoy reading about the history of the Sierra, and seeing it alive in a trip report brings it into reality." ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Vidette Lakes-Center Basin via Kearsarge Pass 7/21-25
July 31, 9:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Very Cool
" I thank you again for your words of wisdom." All I did was plant a seed. You've elevated it to an entirely different level. To this day I enjoy your responses to the occasional...

In Post-Trip Reports » Vidette Lakes-Center Basin via Kearsarge Pass 7/21-25
July 30, 7:43pm

Re: Very Cool
"your trip shows that there are plenty of cool Sierra hikes for those willing to abandon a three letter name trail. thanks for the Writeup." Thanks for reading it, Greg. I'm glad ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Vidette Lakes-Center Basin via Kearsarge Pass 7/21-25
July 30, 7:32pm

Re: Re: OT-CB
"Great writeup, beautiful pics. Thanks Tom. I hope I get to visit the Sierra with you again some day." Thanks, Doug. Coming from a professional writer, that means a lot to me. The...

In Post-Trip Reports » OT-CB
July 30, 7:22pm

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 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