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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
About Me Leave no tracks.
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
"Once home, at the first hint of pain, take the drugs. If you're not comfortable, take the drugs." +1 with the proviso that it will constipate you, and when you finally get around ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
January 27, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Re: StarLyteXL
"Tom, the advantage is fuel capacity. It can hold 4oz in suspension. No fuel bottle is required if going on a 2 day hike. The new one has a tight fitting lid to save unused fuel." Than...

In GEAR » Solo cooking set.
January 27, 5:28pm

Re: How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
"Looking for someone who has had a hernia operation that can tell me this is going to be okay... or maybe someone that says: DON'T DO IT!" Billy- I had inguinal hernias occur withi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
January 27, 5:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Frontline - Putin's Way
"This is outlandish and laughable, why? Please point out the holes in my logic, rather than just tell me how stupid and short sighted i am, i'm willing to learn from and listen to those i ...

In Chaff » Frontline - Putin's Way
January 27, 5:06pm

Re: Re: Darned
"And to think I started this thread to share a lighthearted joke that I came across on another forum..." Don't be down on yourself, Ben. I for one, owe you a debt of gratitude. T...

In Chaff » FREE Home Security System!!
January 26, 8:43pm

Re: StarLyteXL
"The StarLyteXL-FS is a new member to the StarLyte family of stoves" Dan - What advantage does the XL offer over the original Starlyte, of which I am a huge fan? Thanks, Tom

In GEAR » Solo cooking set.
January 26, 8:39pm

Re: Re: Foraging versus miles.
"In California, all I can count on would be the Sierra Currents. Alaska has several types, but you have to get there before the bears." You can also find gooseberries, wild onions, pin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking and Bushcraft
January 26, 8:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Frontline - Putin's Way
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In Chaff » Frontline - Putin's Way
January 26, 8:30pm

Darned
if this isn't the CHAFF thread I've been waiting for all winter, ISIS, NSA, FBI, and an epic battle between The Christ and the Anti Christ, all rolled into one. My nagging bout of cabin fe...

In Chaff » FREE Home Security System!!
January 26, 8:19pm

Re: I Think Fidel Would Disagree...
"Obama on Russia: 'Large countries don't bully smaller countries'." Let it never be said that our President lacks a sense of humor. A sense of history, perhaps, but not a ...

In Chaff » I Think Fidel Would Disagree...
January 26, 5:41pm

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