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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: They did it!!!
"doesn't that other guy they interviewed on 60 Minutes climb Yosemtie walls without a rope? Climbed it twice in one day..." Uh....not the Dawn Wall, Jerry.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » They did it!!!
January 16, 4:12pm

Re: Re: ATTN: Dinosaurs
"Nice food, maybe cocoa and/or coffee" And maybe a small flask of his favorite spirit, if he imbibes. Nothing like a shot of something special around a campfire to put a warm and fuzz...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 16, 4:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Old guys running
"I do take an algae oil supplement daily." Not the same. Plant derived omega-3 fatty acids do not give the benefits of fish derived omega-3's. But if you just plain don't car...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 16, 3:59pm

Re: Putin's Way to Ukraine
"I have no doubt whatsoever that Putin wants Belarus and Ukraine back -- or at least the parts with Russian majority." Belarus is already in Putin's hip pocket. I think in the c...

In Chaff » Frontline - Putin's Way
January 15, 8:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Putin's Way to Ukraine
"The Russians remember well that the only successful invasion was from the East." Interesting. The Russians I have talked with down thru the years have always been much more focused o...

In Chaff » Frontline - Putin's Way
January 15, 8:09pm

Re: Re: Old guys running
"I've decided to jog over to the other end of the extreme - vegan. I'll be interested to see what my numbers are in a few months when I return to the doc for a check." It that ...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 15, 7:45pm

Re: Re: Je suis Charlie , latest cover
"... the sentiment that drove the sales probably had less to do with those messages and more to do with the impulse to preserve a world in which the speech of the many cannot be held hostage b...

In Chaff » Je suis Charlie , latest cover
January 15, 5:59pm

Re: What our gear says about us...
That we go backpacking?

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 15, 5:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Russian vs Asian Women
"Wtf I think my head is about to explode." Time to take a deep breath and remember it's just Monte, trolling again. And I think he just got a nibble. OK, bite, then. ;0))

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 15, 5:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Old Guys Running
"It should happen in about 50-60 years from now. You will know when it happens because your joints will get very stiff." Right along with the rest of you by then. ;0)

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 15, 5:22pm

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