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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Re: Ursack works if used correctly.
"When using a hard sided bear canister I have to crush and mash my food to get it all in there anyway... not sure if the bear could mash in any more than that....." Yeah, but I'll ...

In GEAR » Ursack Approved by IGBC
August 17, 4:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: head in the sand
"Plot from wikipedia "United States military casualties of war":" Sum them all up and you have about 5% of what the Russians suffered in WWII alone. Sobering and worth tak...

In Chaff » The case for foreign policy restraint. ( not to be confused with isolationism)
August 16, 6:09pm

Re: Re: Rick Perry Indicted
"From what I've read so far, it's not so much politically motivated as it is Rick Perry showing yet again what a dumbass he is. He threatens to withhold funding from an office unless i...

In Chaff » Rick Perry Indicted
August 16, 5:50pm

Re: packit
"Couscous also rehydrates cold very well." As does cracked wheat(bulgur).

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Going Stoveless Question...
August 16, 5:47pm

Re: Coconut oil
"Has anyone thought of coconut oil?" Comes in 1 oz foil packets from Artisana. Good stuff.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking food
August 16, 5:35pm

Re: Ursack works if used correctly.
"It also allowed the bear to crush all your food mixing interesting flavors together even when he couldn't get into the bag itself." That is why the Ursack is meant to be used wi...

In GEAR » Ursack Approved by IGBC
August 16, 5:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re
"A crook who, with the connivance of Russia, shot protestors in the head, thus prompting them to become even more extreme. And who fled before his situation was fully untenable, taking his emb...

In Chaff » The case for foreign policy restraint. ( not to be confused with isolationism)
August 15, 9:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ursack Approved by IGBC
"The real secret to any Bear proofing device is eliminating odor." A huge +1 Absolutely critical. Don't attract attention in the first place. simple as that.

In GEAR » Ursack Approved by IGBC
August 15, 8:52pm

Re: Locus Gear
" You should also check out Locus Gear CP3s. The grips are small. Excellent adjustable flip-lock carbon fiber poles" +1 By far the best lightweight poles I've ever used.

In GEAR » adjustable trekking poles with small (hand) grips
August 14, 8:22pm

Re: Re: Re: re
"Tom, that's a stretch. You simply can't equate Rapid Trident with ReForGer." Ah, Dean. I figured Rapid Trident would get a rise out of you. I'm not equating it with anyth...

In Chaff » The case for foreign policy restraint. ( not to be confused with isolationism)
August 14, 4:45pm

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