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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: Great TR!
You guys really got after it on this one. Lots of exercise, beautiful country, and spectacular pictures. Thanks for posting!

In Post-Trip Reports » Adirondacks High Peaks, Brief TR with Photos
October 26, 7:36pm

Re: Re: Re: My avatar
"Its a spectrometer, used for collecting reflected wavelengths of light off materials (eg plants, soil, rocks, in the field) so that we can train airborne hyperspectral imagery with the spectr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 26, 5:43pm

Re: Re: Re: The TP issue
"it is a great comfort to know there is a least one person more misanthropic that I am." Make that two, OK then, three, since Doug beat me to the enter key, with the exception of a ...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
October 26, 5:09pm

Re: Tom
" Lol..that would be pretty amazing if he did that...I would almost feel weird asking that." It wouldn't hurt to ask. It's not like he's going to sue you for harassment or...

In GEAR » Water bottle holder
October 25, 6:08pm

Re: Re: Odor Barrier Bag Size
"I've since switched to the LiteTrail NyloPro 20 x 36 inside a matching silnylon sack." I use the medium size bags, which are designed to fit inside a stuff sack of bear canister. ...

In GEAR » Odor Barrier Bag Size
October 25, 6:04pm

Re: Odor Barrier Bag Size
"Anyone have an opinion?" Yes, but I don't have the dimensions at hand. You might want to check out the Nylobarrier bags that were sold by before they folded up sho...

In GEAR » Odor Barrier Bag Size
October 25, 5:37pm

Re: My avatar
"The pack in my avatar pic is worth over $100k." Looks suspiciously like pictures I've seen of those Soviet backpack tactical nukes that went missing right after the collapse of th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 25, 5:14pm

Re: custom
"I did ask GG about custom side pockets but they said it's not an option." If it's something you think would work for you, maybe email Joe Valesko at Z-Packs. I've heard t...

In GEAR » Water bottle holder
October 25, 5:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: tom @JP
"Pockets of the Ohm are pretty hard to beat." Indeed. I've sometimes wondered why Chris doesn't offer to attach them to anybody's pack, for a reasonable fee. It'd mak...

In GEAR » Water bottle holder
October 24, 8:49pm

Re: Re: tom @JP
"Do any of you practice getting water bottles in and out of the side pockets in the mirror at home?" No. It was as natural as breathing, from the get go. It's one of many reasons...

In GEAR » Water bottle holder
October 24, 8:29pm

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