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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: Suggestions
"Tom I was thinking of following the stream that flows down from Picket Guard and maybe alittle beyond. Do you have a suggestion of where to go?" That is the route I would suggest. It...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » King canyon august
July 19, 5:07pm

Re: Re: How Timely?
"Meanwhile, a stranger with a Spot device was nearby. The decision was made to push the button. Once that was done, the stranger didn't feel that it was necessary for him to remain on the ...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 19, 4:12pm

Re: Re: Re: PLB Tests
"That's lawyer talk for "If you should win the Darwin Award we don't have to pay your family a lot of prize money." Nah, if you win the Darwin award, all you get is your n...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 18, 8:26pm

Re: King canyon august
"spend a day exploring kaweah basin then back to road end from forester pass." How do you plan to access Kaweah Basin?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » King canyon august
July 18, 8:23pm

Re: Connected on the trail
"In climbing, I have witnessed a body recovery and been involved in a rescue but in the past 25 years of being on the trail backpacking I have never seen anything more than a nasty blister. Ho...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 18, 8:19pm

Re: PLB Tests
"it remains good practice that users should always self-test beacons prior to embarking upon any excursion or being involved in any situation where they may have to be relied upon in an emerge...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 18, 3:18pm

Re: Re: Connected on the trail
"Rather than buy an 'security' devices why not take a wilderness medicine course. Rather than take a phone to update your sig other why not educate them that wilderness is not a scary ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 18, 2:44pm

Re: other hiking movies
"The Way Back, a group hikes from a Soviet gulag to Mongolia" That's the title of the movie, based on "The Long Walk" by Slawomir Rawicz. A compelling read.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 17, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: A Visit to the Middle Fork of the Kings River
What a route! Thanks for the report and the excellent pictures. You've also given me a serious dose of motivation in the process.

In Post-Trip Reports » A Visit to the Middle Fork of the Kings River
July 17, 5:38pm

Re: Re: Kings Canyon National Park
"That "TRAIL NOT MAINTAINED" sign pulls me like a moth to flame." +1

In Post-Trip Reports » Kings Canyon National Park
July 17, 5:12pm

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 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