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Re: Re: Re: Sierras @ Larry
"The North Fork of the North Fork of the American River at about 3600 feet." Thanks, Larry.

In GEAR » Sawyer Extractor Snake Bite Kit - Still Relevant?
May 19, 6:19pm

Re: Coffee Snob
"So...why in the world would I drink instant VIA CRAP coffee when on the trail? Same reason I eat dehydrated food and sleep on a one inch mattress. Because weight matters when I am trying to e...

In GEAR » how to cut coffee weight
May 19, 6:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: I feel pretty
"'He neglected to wear any undergarments, while showcasing said tutu...now that was disturbing.'" No. What's disturbing is that your roommate even noticed. ;0)

In Philosophy & Technique » Rational Solo Fear
May 19, 5:46pm

Re: IT Band issues
"Any input is appreciated!" Cut to the chase and PM Jennifer Mitol. She has a PhD in physical therapy and is your best bet for getting useful information. Don't delay dealing wi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » IT Band issues
May 19, 5:34pm

Re: Sierras @ Larry
Which river and at what elevation, if I might ask?

In GEAR » Sawyer Extractor Snake Bite Kit - Still Relevant?
May 19, 5:11pm

Re: Re: Get your names right.
"You got me on that one. What's correct usage?" Sierras'

In GEAR » Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches
May 18, 8:17pm

Re: Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches
"That is what I taut ." Was taut.

In GEAR » Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches
May 18, 8:14pm

Re: Back to the OP
"I'm not a huge fan of talus and scree but if for some reason I decided to take on the SHR, I think the threat of having a foot pinned by a rock is very real and the OP is not the first pe...

In Philosophy & Technique » Rational Solo Fear
May 18, 5:30pm

Re: Re: liberals and guns
"My wife has a pistol. Kat has a chainsaw. I behave myself." It would be well for all those inclined to abuse the so called weaker gender to ponder the following anecdote: Once upon a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Rational Solo Fear
May 17, 9:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Thank you gentlemen...
"Tom stop stealing my lines:)" ;0))

In Philosophy & Technique » Rational Solo Fear
May 17, 8:54pm

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 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

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