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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: Re: Re: Easy to judge
"Runaway thread train, never going back, one way on a chaff bound track... how did so many people get so jaded, life's carbon footprint seems to be an issue so hated... I can't go...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 29, 5:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Easy to judge
"Let's all just give up..." Too late. ;0]

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 29, 5:02pm

Re: Re: Thank you
"Sometimes better walking on snow than loose gravel." +1 "Depending on which hour on which day, the snow can be icy, postholeing, or easier than other surfaces. Snow tends to...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Snow levels in 3 Sisters wilderness, Oregon
June 28, 6:00pm

Re: Re: compression
"Sorry, but if you can believe in muscles 'flopping around' then I have a bridge you might like to buy." Me, too. Maybe we could give him a two for the price of one?

In GEAR » Baselayer question: How tight is too tight?
June 28, 5:28pm

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

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