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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: Who Cares?
"That sounds so enchanting." Oh, fer Goddard sake, Bob. Ewwww, what's that smell? ;0)

In GEAR » Closest to a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat without being a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat?
May 31, 6:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Who Cares?
"If not the Kern, then where? The Middle Fork of the Kings River?" Close, Bob, but no cigar. Disappearing Creek.

In GEAR » Closest to a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat without being a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat?
May 30, 8:26pm

Re: Who Cares?
"The most comfortable sun hat I know of." That pales in comparison to the fact that it looks either profoundly ugly or dorky. Or, worse yet, both. You darn well better not show up ...

In GEAR » Closest to a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat without being a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat?
May 30, 8:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Rain gear or windbreaker?
"anorak - no full front zipper for ventilation so not as flexible" Very deep chest zip works very well for me. If I need more, I can roll the anorak up from the waist, but haven't...

In GEAR » Rain gear or windbreaker?
May 30, 8:13pm

Re: Re: Best deodorant to use with Icebreaker shirts?
"I don't think many hardliners ever touch the stuff. It is not good for you anyhow - you need to perspire." The generation gap looms large. ;0))

In GEAR » Best deodorant to use with Icebreaker shirts?
May 30, 7:39pm

Re: Re: Rain gear or windbreaker?
"I look at it this way : the full spectrum of our clothing options serve to provide us comfort, but ultimately survival. if weight is no issue you simply bring both. but this being BPL, ...

In GEAR » Rain gear or windbreaker?
May 30, 7:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Monster Trout of the San Gabriel Mountains
An eerily parallel experience. I'll look forward to continuing this soon.

In Fishing » Monster Trout of the San Gabriel Mountains
May 27, 8:13pm

Re: Monster Trout of the San Gabriel Mountains
"Some might feel like fools stalking microscopic fish with seriousness in tiny, choked creeks; I find in it the rhythms of the morning. Something and nothing, I'm occupied yet my mind is e...

In Fishing » Monster Trout of the San Gabriel Mountains
May 26, 8:56pm

Re: Re: Soylent
"I don't think micro nutrients are well understood" +1 Neither the full spectrum of micro nutrients nor how they interact.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Soylent Experiments
May 26, 8:26pm

Re: "BIg Rattle Snake"
"(kidding). (I have seen a mountain lion there...)." In case you're wondering how that rattler got so fat, seen that mountain lion lately? ;0)

In Photo Gallery » BIg Rattle Snake
May 25, 7:50pm

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