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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The gray days of November
" Maybe I won't wash my down this weekend and go into the desert instead. It is wonderful this time of year." :)

In On the Web » The gray days of November
November 05, 4:17pm

Re: "Wonderland Trail or Tahoe Rim Trail?"
"I still probably prefer the area around Glacier, but really you won't be disappointed by Mt. Rainier." +1 No reason not to put both on your list, IMO.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail or Tahoe Rim Trail?
November 04, 7:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The gray days of November
"I would never throw disparaging remarks towards you. Sorry if it sounded like that. I enjoy Mag's writing and his constant efforts to balance work/home responsibilities with his desire...

In On the Web » The gray days of November
November 04, 7:37pm

Re: Re: The gray days of November
Glady deleted. Thanks, Nick!

In On the Web » The gray days of November
November 04, 5:39pm

Re: :)
"For one thing, any maintenance records would be suspect and I frankly would not trust them. ;)" And if I were selling, you would be absolutely correct in your suspicions. ;0)) As f...

In On the Web » The gray days of November
November 04, 5:06pm

Re: Pad Help - Uncomfortable nights
"I hesitate to dish out $170+ for a new mat that I may or may not like." Buy it from REI, and you'll have up to a year to make up your mind. FWIW, I'm another Synmat UL 7 fan....

In GEAR » Pad Help - Uncomfortable nights
November 04, 4:42pm

Re: You probably don't know what you're talking about...
"Interesting article." Damn, Doug, you're getting to be the Eric Chan of CHAFF. ;0) Yup, interesting article. We're a right piece of work, us humans, and the politicians p...

In Chaff » You probably don't know what you're talking about...
November 03, 8:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Critical frogs
"Wisdom and porn... you know them when you see them." LOL, but there is a kernel of truth there, IMO. "It's a product of knowledge, experience, and understanding which is e...

In Chaff » Engineering vs Liberal Arts
November 03, 8:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 5 stakes...
"No need to apologize, Tom, and I hope my comment did not come out as rude. I was just confused how it resembled the Skyscape X. If you go by the written description you posted, I actually see...

In GEAR » Yama Mountain Gear's new tent design...
November 03, 8:01pm

Re: hmm
"You must have the magical gear that requires no maintenance, cleaning or fixing! Awesome" Nope. I just don't have very much gear, and what I do have gets maintained after every t...

In On the Web » The gray days of November
November 03, 7:50pm

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