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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: Onion Valley to Whitney
"Thought I'd ask for some suggestions on good camping and fishing spots." Wallace Lake and Wallace Creek would be a good bet if you don't mind an easy 4 mile hike up to Wallace...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Onion Valley to Whitney
February 26, 8:39pm

Re: Lower Honeymoon
"I'm going to disagree with most people here, and suggest a visit to Lower Honeymoon Lake near Piute Creek. Sure there is a lot of traffic on the *main* trail down Piute Creek. However,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Honeymoon Lakes (Inyo NF) -- which one to honeymoon at?
February 26, 8:12pm

Re: The Smell
"Are there any tricks for containing or eliminating the smell while I'm still out on the trail?" Rinse your hands well to remove as much fish slime as possible, then reach down ove...

In Fishing » The Smell
February 25, 8:33pm

Re: Re: Gou Miyagi
"Thanks for posting Craig, enjoyed this." Me, too. The kid is awesome.

In Chaff » Gou Miyagi
February 25, 5:51pm

Re: Adventuring partners
"There is no recipe or general outline that explains everyone's particular situations; each person has their own reason and will and narrative. Sometimes, however, those things align and...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
February 25, 5:24pm

Re: Re: finally
"Holy feces." +1 "Yes everything Jennifer said. +100 and all that." X 10

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 25, 5:04pm

Re: Glacier Peak Wilderness
"I can only imagine how nice it must have been to take a dip in 100-degree water in early October." Kennedy Hot Springs was always overrated, IMO, but it's history now. Washed out...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Enchantments Lottery Now Open
February 25, 5:00pm

Re: Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
"With my complexion, I always said I am more "off-white" :D" OK, OK, then. Off-white male adventurers. ;0))

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 24, 5:10pm

Re: Other Wilderness Permit Options?
"Are there any other permits that I might want to look into before too much time passes in 2015?" If you want something a bit more off the beaten track, you might consider the informal...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Enchantments Lottery Now Open
February 24, 4:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Spooning :)
"what about the time Skurka helped a momma Grizzly give birth to cubs" So THAT'S where our precocious Cub Scout with Skurka like skills came from!

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 24, 4:12pm

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