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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: New Article on the issue
"and a new satellite image." Darn! It looks like the entire Great Western Divide is bare. Now THAT is depressing. Troubled times......

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
February 18, 6:02pm

Re: metal detector
"I think it was just a brief lapse, but a person has to have a plan." Don't do it, Dan. You're my role model, and I couldn't bear the thought of watching you wandering aro...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
February 16, 8:30pm

Re: Re: a pound
"And all I have to look forward to in life is meaningless wandering around in the Gear forum at BPL until I reach middle age when I'll have to buy a red Corvette with money I don't hav...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
February 16, 8:13pm

Re: fitness
"We could talk about how light gear does not make up for the lack of a fitness program.....or fitness itself.....but you knew that." Second best post of the thread.

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
February 16, 8:07pm

Re: Re: Re: FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
"Nice protective rand wrapping the toe and heel and sticky rubber are ideal for rocky terrain. Almost like an approach shoe but much lighter weight. The highly breathable mesh upper is practic...

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
February 16, 4:58pm

Re: Clarify?
" What's the penalty for the pot being too close to the stove?" Inefficient(incomplete) combustion.

In GEAR » Caldera Cone Awesomeness
February 15, 5:38pm

Re: Starlyte height
"It may have been in part down to using Spanish laundry cleaning fluid as fuel!" Ughhh! That's sounds akin to using Sterno to make a Margarita. Or Russian tank drivers drinki...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone Awesomeness
February 15, 5:36pm

Re: @ Tom
"That's a good thought, Tom. Maybe low air inflow means we need a lower distance between stove and pot?" That's what I'm thinking. "As for the adjustable pot suppo...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone Awesomeness
February 15, 5:33pm

Re: FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
"USA-Mens 9.5" Sigh.... PM me if you ever come across a size 10 men's, and I'll give you $80. Seriously.

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
February 15, 5:16pm

Re: Re: RE: Toilet Paper
"But really? The "poo paper" is just too gross for you, but you find it is fine to leave it in the wilderness you are supposed to care about?" This is the part of your post t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Toilet Paper
February 15, 5:10pm

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