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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: We saw it
" Geesh, well tell that to my spouses subconscious, she's had like 4 dreams so far that i die somewhat young, one referencing my mid 40's after we have had a few children (we don'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
December 17, 7:42pm

Re: "New Hazard: turkeys!"
"I live in Berkeley, the next town to the south. We've had a massive turkey influx into our neighborhoods over the last few years..... Hard to know what they're eating and where they&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 17, 7:41pm

Nice shots
You really managed to catch the feel of the area.

In Photo Gallery » Alabama Hills
December 17, 5:20pm

Re: Me TOO!
"My name is Eric Blumensaadt" My name is Tom, and I'm waiting for a better offer from Nido.

In Gear Deals » Milkman Devotees- Company announcement
December 16, 8:01pm

Re: Re: 300 nazis
"History and truth can't be politically incorrect. Just unusual." Depending on who is writing the history, and who is reading it. The truth is often distorted, or at best rendered...

In Chaff » 300 nazis
December 16, 7:59pm

Re: Re: "hatchet vs large survival knife?"
"He's reloading." LNT. I'll bet he's been banned after that "get effed liberal" comment. When I saw that one, I just sat back in my chair, chuckled, and murmure...

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 15, 8:27pm

Re: Re: We saw it
"PBR... is without a doubt.... the best pre-microbrew beer available in the US.... in a can.... period." Ever try Stroh's? ;0) All that aside, I used to drink a lot of PBR grow...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
December 15, 5:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: We saw it
"they don't just give that blue ribbon to any ol' beer." Oh, how it pains me to hear fellow PNWers referring to PBR as beer. :(( +1 to Jim couch's comment.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
December 15, 5:22pm

Re: Load Carrying Capacity: Frameless vs. Framed
"Any thoughts, references, insights?" Two thoughts beyond muscle conditioning: 1) Blood circulation will likely be decreased near the muscle surface due to the pressure of the pack s...

In GEAR » Load Carrying Capacity: Frameless vs. Framed
December 15, 5:12pm

Re: Re: Re: pika musk
"So "pika musk" is the trigger to get a thread moved to chaff?" My hypothesis is that it is part of Roger C's LNT approach to the resident troll.

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 14, 8:09pm

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