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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Thank you
Thank you both for the beta. South Sister is one of the routes we are considering. Looks doable, but a lot of work.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Snow levels in 3 Sisters wilderness, Oregon
June 28, 5:17pm

Snow levels in 3 Sisters wilderness, Oregon
Can anybody tell me what current snow level are in the 3 Sisters area?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Snow levels in 3 Sisters wilderness, Oregon
June 28, 3:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: my little contribution
"Plus, you don't want to call U238 waste. The so-called depleted uranium is used as a high-mass projectile for some gun systems." Yeah, wouldn't want the stuff to go to waste w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 28, 2:19pm

Re: re
"I am trying to instill a comfort and love of the outdoors to him while living in town. Not the easiest challenge." No, it isn't, especially given the numerous distractions kids fa...

In Post-Trip Reports » Oregon Butte - Blue Mountains in Washington
June 28, 2:03pm

Re: Oregon Butte - Blue Mountains in Washington
That should wet young Marcus's appetite for more. Good call on the retreat.

In Post-Trip Reports » Oregon Butte - Blue Mountains in Washington
June 27, 8:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Both Wrong
"are you comparing Nick to Don Quixote?" No, Nick beat me to it.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 27, 7:52pm

Re: Re: Both Wrong
"Wind mills to produce electricity." Bad idea. Nick and Pancho will knock them over with their trusty lances.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 26, 7:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: @ Sarbar--What's up with ghee?
" Wonder if it can be canned at all? I'm a bit of a prepper and canned (jarred) ghee sounds like it would last awhile unrefrigerated." Look for it in any South Asian grocery. You ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » @ Sarbar--What's up with ghee?
June 26, 7:50pm

Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
Table salt, calcium tabs, magnesium tabs. Cheap and effective.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
June 26, 5:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Skyscape X
"That's weird about the condensation, I've heard that this tent was especially well breathing and you rarely got condensation due to the breeze that tents to come in from beneath."...

In GEAR » What is everyone's favorite UL solo, three-season shelter?
June 26, 5:52pm

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