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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: Rainbow in the winter
"Has anyone tried using the a tarptent rainbow in winter with mild snow conditions?" I tested mine inadvertently up in Humphreys Basin a few years ago when I got caught out in an early...

In GEAR » Rainbow in the winter
December 24, 5:06pm

Re: Re: Naughty
"I don't know. Your avatar shot is kinda small." The judges score it 10-8, 10-8, 10-7 for the grizzled veteran, Ken "Trinity Tiger" Thompson. But don't count Masters...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Naughty list....
December 24, 4:47pm

Re: Re: Naughty
"Those who seek the flaws in others while ignoring their own failings. Tis the season of joy and forgiveness!" +1 Oops, I forgot. Tis the season of cabin fever, and people are ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Naughty list....
December 23, 7:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: turkeys
" I've given up and have stopped worrying about the emotional wellbeing of the perpetually offended." And I admire you for it. But I had the misfortune to be born a bedwetting l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 22, 4:40pm

Re: Re: front yard WA
"It's rare to see a hen with spurs." That's what happens when corporations are allowed to pour hormone disruptors into the environment.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 22, 4:36pm

Re: Re: Re: turkeys
"I believe the Hmong immigration of the 1970s is why California has a season for squirrels." Yup. The problem in San Francisco was that there weren't enough squirrels to satisfy t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 21, 8:17pm

Re: Re: boots or shoes?
"Sure, I got through it undamaged, sometimes jumping from space to space... but not fun at all." I do believe we have just found justification for adding a 4th category to Skurka's...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Advanced-Beginner Trips in the GC?
December 21, 4:57pm

Re: turkeys
"We had a big influx of vietnamese refugees, and a startling decline in duck population. Where they came from catching easy food was just something acceptable." There was a similar ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 21, 4:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: New Hazard: turkeys!
"Tom, you are on a roll man. :) Any wild turkey involved?" :) Nah, I'm a hop head. I like my wild turkey larded with bacon and garlic, rubbed with rosemary butter, roasted slowly...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 21, 4:34pm

Re: Porcini
"Wow, from ticks to food!" That's what we call Italian thread drift. With a little help from your friends. ;0))

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My tick experience. No pictures but not for the squeamish.
December 20, 5:21pm

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