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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: Cocao in milk, not flavored corn syrup
"I believe you are confusing real chocolate milk made from Cacao with its cheap counterpart, which is basically chocolate flavored milk maked from corn syrup, sugar, malto or other ingredients...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » After a long day on the trail - "Got Milk"?
May 08, 5:04pm

Re: Re: See what happens
"Nm" Aw, c'mon, Ken. You're among friends. And besides, when The Teacher is away, the kids can play. It's one of those rare times when the monkeys get to run the zoo. ;0))

In Chaff » I want to believe
May 07, 8:29pm

See what happens
when Justin goes on vacation?

In Chaff » I want to believe
May 07, 6:07pm

Re: I want to believe
"I want to believe I know what the two of you are even talking about." I want to believe they know what they're talking about.

In Chaff » I want to believe
May 07, 6:06pm

Re: Need Suggestions for Hiking Shoe Maker in CA, PNW
It might be worthwhile to give Wilson's East Side Sports in Bishop a call. they used to have a very well regarded custom boot maker on site. I don't know if that is still the case, but if...

In GEAR » Need Suggestions for Hiking Shoe Maker in CA, PNW
May 07, 5:59pm

Re: Re: Milk when backpacking @ Terry
"I understand there is published "research" promoting recovery drinks containing large amounts of sugar and/or sugar substitutes, along with other ingredients (and that does work) bu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » After a long day on the trail - "Got Milk"?
May 06, 7:45pm

Re: Re: Get a room
"Who gives a $#!+?" Me, Ian. How else can a guy read CHAFF in the main Forum, without having to wade thru extra layers of clicking to get there?

In GEAR » I'm ashamed of you, BPL'ers
May 06, 4:56pm

Re: Relax-A-Fire Firestarters Lightweight, Quick, and Safe
"Find them online at and use code "BackpackingLight" to receive 10% off your order. Don't leave home without them!" Sounds great for the backyard barbe...

In Gear Deals » Relax-A-Fire Firestarters Lightweight, Quick, and Safe
May 05, 5:25pm

Re: Crazy Story
"I do wonder about those Wildlife Officers with M4 carbines, a .223 would NOT be my first choice for taking out a bear." Those are probably for the poachers and other yayhoos they deal...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear 2X... crazy
May 04, 8:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Speaking of
"So, you don't agree that it's important to him to appear to be a macho male, posing shirtless on a horse, shooting big game,..." Ever hear of playing to your audience. Politi...

In Chaff » Petraeus Sentence.
May 02, 7:40pm

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