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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: 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

Re: Re: Re: A lighter alternative...
" You can use a little hand sanitizer to kill the germs--that mostly evaporates and is fully LNT." +1 Plain old water will suffice to rinse off trail grit and salt from sweating. F...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone know of a truly odorless soap in bar form?
May 25, 5:09pm

Re: Re: Re: RE: Re: Changes in Gear Deals Policy?
"I am not promoting anything other than let's be nice to each other." It is worth noting here that the first guy to promote just that got crucified a couple thousand years ago. To...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 25, 4:55pm

Re: Re: Changes in Gear Deals Policy?
"We would be better served to have Roger or somebody move Gear Swap off the main threads page to some remote black hole, where I understand Chaff now resides." And fill the gaping hole...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 25, 4:50pm

Re: why do i need to keep buying stuff????
"Am I looking for happiness? Am I afraid of commitment? Am I lonely? Do I just miss Doug???" Yes.

In Chaff » why do i need to keep buying stuff????
May 24, 7:44pm

Re: Re: Re: The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
"Would we all of a sudden start building more dams again?" Probably not, but I'll bet there'd be a huge interest in UL chastity belts. ;0)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 24, 7:35pm

Re: Tonight's musical selection...
"Pretty much encapsulates what my brain is thinking as I prepare to put the house on the market. Run for the hills....." OK, my friend, she's got you warmed up. It's up to you...

In Chaff » Tonight's musical selection...
May 23, 5:12pm

Re: Re: One simple thing

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
May 23, 5:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Just got laid off and it stinks.
"At either end of the economic spectrum there is a leisure class". Enjoy your time at the lower end and use it as motivation to get to the other end, where you will be able to enjoy your...

In Chaff » Just got laid off and it stinks.
May 23, 4:54pm

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