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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: Re: Instant cold pack for heat stroke treatment
"Cold water over the back of the neck is effective, but not getting heatstroke in the first place is far more effective." A resounding +1 to that.

In Philosophy & Technique » Instant cold pack for heat stroke treatment
January 20, 5:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: They did it
" I assume that hanging your arse over the portaledge and letting 'er rip is frowned upon?" Yes, especially if it scores a bulls eye. Guaranteed to put a frown on the face of even...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » They did it!!!
January 20, 5:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: They did it
"How long do you think until Alex Honnold solos it?" He has already answered that question: "Someday will somebody free the Dawn Wall without protection? Free solo it? No, ne...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » They did it!!!
January 20, 5:11pm

Re: Re: All Hail The Quick Overnighter
Another fine TR from a guy who really knows how to make the most of precious time. Right on, Adan! Thanks for sharing. You really brought it alive with this one.

In Post-Trip Reports » All Hail The Quick Overnighter
January 19, 7:35pm

Re: Re: SMH
"But for those who haven't any meaningful first hand experience -- how are they supposed to know any different? The media is powerful." OK, so let's try to use the media. I...

In Chaff » Je suis Charlie , latest cover
January 19, 7:30pm

Re: Je suis Charlie
"Aren't we already at the point that simply being a Westerner is enough to be targeted?" Not quite, but getting close. It would be well for us to ask ourselves how this came to be...

In Chaff » Je suis Charlie , latest cover
January 19, 5:30pm

Re: moderate
"Do they make SUL condoms?" Long ago, I came across an ad for a brand called P.P.P.(Purely Psychological Protection", but I don't know if they're still around.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 18, 7:41pm

Re: Groovy Biotic Cooking
"more of a hot elctrolyte boost to warm me up than a meal. It's a good substitute for coffee or tea in the morning as well." +1 and also works well added to mashed potatoes, cous ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vegan food on the go
January 18, 7:25pm

Re: Lukes Ultralite
"Maybe see if Luke from Lukes Ultralite can add some to your existing jacket, or order a whole new one?" Does anybody here know how to contact Luke? I've tried twice via his websi...

In GEAR » UL rain jacket with pockets?
January 18, 7:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Asset forfeiture - a big first step
"My issue has always been that authorities can seize - and keep - assets even if no charges are ever filed or if a person is found not guilty. That's just flat out wrong, IMO." Isn...

In Chaff » Asset forfeiture - a big first step
January 17, 7:26pm

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