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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: Re: Re: Re: Nepal
"Tom those Nepal photos are beautiful, . . and I love to camp in the snow!" You'd have loved it up there, Andy. Right in your element. It's an eerie feeling thinking about it...

In Photo Gallery » Favorite Campsite Photos
April 27, 8:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: In heavy brush?
"Or... perhaps great minds think alike?" ;0))

In GEAR » Locus Gear Trekking Poles
April 25, 5:16pm

Re: Huge earthquake in Nepal
"And all those teams on Everest again......" They'll get the most press coverage, but my heart goes out even more to the countless remote, unnamed villages which have probably been...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Huge earthquake in Nepal
April 25, 5:01pm

Re: Re: In heavy brush?
"Duct Tape !" Oops, I missed your post.

In GEAR » Locus Gear Trekking Poles
April 25, 4:55pm

Re: In heavy brush?
"How much friction is there on the CP3 pole flicklocks, and has anyone had them open when going through insane vegetation?" The amount of friction depends on how much you have tightene...

In GEAR » Locus Gear Trekking Poles
April 25, 4:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I'm not worried, but probably should be. Nah, I'll be dead.
"We're all in this together..." Make me thankful once again that I was born when I was. Those unfortunate kids are the "dead skin", and they sense it.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 24, 8:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: I'm not worried, but probably should be. Nah, I'll be dead.
" Too bad they don't have the weaponry to hold us off." That's what next time is for. Without us around, they won't need them.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 24, 8:48pm

Re: Re: Re: I'm not worried, but probably should be. Nah, I'll be dead.
"Funny how her droughts and famines and plagues never quite seem to cull those with money, power, and first class plane tickets to get the hell out." That the way it's always been,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 24, 7:41pm

Re: Re: I'm not worried, but probably should be. Nah, I'll be dead.
"I'm not as old as Tom." Take your time. The "Golden Years"" ain't what they're cracked up to be in those Viagra commercials. :0( "1967 3,468,521,7...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 24, 7:35pm

Re: I'm not worried
"The rain will come, humans have thrived here for 10,000 years" Hunter gatherers, in much smaller numbers.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 24, 5:44pm

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