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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Leave no tracks.
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Jmt in May?
"Just curious, anyone ever try the JMT in May? I know it depends on the year...but...yeah...just curious if it was doable without snowshoes/skis." May is pushing the envelope, even in...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Jmt in May?
December 04, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Dave C, is this why you want to move biking to the JMT
"This one on the other hand is not..what a lucky guy." If you're going to share the trails with stock, I guess you have to take 'em as they come. I wonder who'd be tougher...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 04, 5:17pm

Re: Re: Re: mtb biking in wilderness and elsewhere
"Thinking about this brought to mind a much-discussed-at-the-time rule from the last months of the Bush 43 presidency which I haven't heard anything about since; an executive rule which ga...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 04, 5:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: mt biking in wilderness history
"The impact argument is questionable; a skilled MTB rider will cause very little damage whereas careless hikers can quickly destroy trail systems but cutting switchbacks." Perhaps an a...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 04, 4:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: mt biking in wilderness history
"Given that experience I would also have some concern with how you keep bikes off hiking trails once access is gained. I have had more than enough experiences with bikes on both the AT and PCT...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 04, 4:41pm

Re: mtb biking in wilderness and elsewhere
"I will admit that the intransigence on the mechanized question has surprised me, and I still struggle to not find the suggestion that skis and bikes are in this respect categorically differen...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 03, 8:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Becoming disoriented in the woods
" Friggin thing blended into the orange lichen perfectly." Go figure. If something can go wrong, it generally will. How about neon red, like surveyors tape?

In Philosophy & Technique » Becoming disoriented in the woods
December 03, 5:38pm

Re: Re: cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
For me the weight difference was equal to the weight of my cooking kit plus coffee, because the type of food I carried was identical except for coffee. AS I have grown older, my moral fiber has de...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
December 02, 8:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Becoming disoriented in the woods
"I'll build a little cairn or put it in a more obvious spot next time. Or try to remember to do so." Or maybe carry a swatch of UL red cloth that you could pull out and pull thru a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Becoming disoriented in the woods
December 02, 8:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: mt biking in wilderness history
"You'll have to take me at my word that I don't have a single, short, two sentence position on this matter. " I wasn't looking for a simplistic answer, Dave. You are not a...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 02, 8:00pm

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