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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Itinerary
"What I can't understand is why anyone responds to posts that are clearly meant for shock value and clearly meant to get a rise out of people. I just ignore them." It's an annu...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 12, 7:16pm

Re: pika musk
"And how do you like to handle the pika musk problem? Do you bring a second knife to excise the glands to avoid contaminating the meat? Do you do this away from camp?" Ya gotta be car...

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 12, 7:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: cordless sawzall
"Besides, the reference books all claim that the total animal weight is about 108-128 grams. How do you find the big hindquarters? Do you captive-feed them?" "They must be weighi...

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 12, 6:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: .
"Y'all know I can't spell..I'll fix it." Nah. It's just that this trolling thing is contagious. We just couldn't help ourselves. NO worries. ;0)

In GEAR » food grade clear hose?
December 12, 6:49pm

Re: Re: Re: cordless sawzall
"Picas don't have much in the way of hindquarters, and you have to go after the back fat. Plus, the stock needs salt and thyme." Not so, Bob. I've eaten adult males with about...

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 12, 5:36pm

Re: Re: Re: .
"There shall be whaling" Uh oh, now you've gone and encouraged him to start a thread on what kind of harpoon to bring on a U.L. sea kayaking trip. Shame on you, John.

In GEAR » food grade clear hose?
December 12, 5:32pm

Re: cordless sawzall
"also found I needed better hand protection so had special ultralight gloves made from pica fur." +1 They also make for excellent eating. Most of the meat is on the hindquarters, whi...

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 12, 5:01pm

Re: Re:
"Chaff please." +1

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 12, 4:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Black Bear
"actually, im an excellent marksman. USMC 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion/ 2nd Marine Division. scout sniper E-6. well trained. excellent marks. no, i will not miss 48 confirmed/62 probable&qu...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 11, 7:56pm

Re: Re: Public Service
"I've seen info about rabies and cat-scratch-fever but the possible severity of cat bites was pretty new to me." There is another serious infection that you may also want to keep i...

In Chaff » Public Service
December 11, 7:46pm

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