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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
About Me Leave no tracks.
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: I have! Eaten a nutria, and it has not yet saved Louisiana
"I'm convinced it was nutria ... and I DID eat it ... was a dang good gumbo." You sure it wasn't possum? You ain't lived until you've chowed down on possum. Oooooooh,...

In On the Web » Eat a nutria, save Louisiana
January 14, 7:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Another take on Australian weather...
"Have you thought about joint venturing with one of the familiar US cottage companies? i.e. Tarptent? We have so few tunnel tents available in North America; it would be nice to have options o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 3: The Mini-Reviews
January 14, 2:01pm

Re: Re: Why?
John Muir once said something to the effect that, and here I paraphrase, "by going away(to the Sierra), I found I was actually coming home". I couldn't express my feelings any better...

In GEAR » Why do you go backpacking
January 14, 12:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
Duly noted. Thanks, Andrew.

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
January 13, 7:42pm

Re: Re: Je suis Charlie , latest cover
"While people die in their exercise of free speech... and while millions march in support... Britain is contemplating this. Scary." The bitter fruit of 100 years of Western exploitatio...

In Chaff » Je suis Charlie , latest cover
January 13, 5:47pm

Re: Why do you go backpacking
"I was just wondering why you decide to go backpacking" I backpack, therefore I am. ;o)

In GEAR » Why do you go backpacking
January 13, 5:28pm

Re: Re: Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
"I was tempted to not treat my water on a visit to the remote headwaters of the South Fork of the San Joaquin river, but did anyway just to be sure. Not ten minutes later did I pass the follow...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
January 13, 5:07pm

Re: Old Guys Running
"Tom, Touche." :) All in good fun in this season of CHAFF and folly. My karmic reward shall likely be in the form of a black swan flying overhead on his way to the FORUM and depositin...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 12, 5:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: AdBlock
"Before we stop the world and everyone gets off, can someone announce whether Spring is just around the corner?" That has been bumped up to a higher level of authority for a final deci...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 12, 5:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: AdBlock
"Let me explain how it really goes: BSc: BullS... MSc: More S... PhD: Piled Higher and Deeper" Exactly as it was explained to me by a wise old professor with a refreshing sense of h...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 12, 5:18pm

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