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Re: Re: Re: Re: Bench Lake via Taboose Pass-KCNP 6/9-12
" Wish I could be out there with you this summer." Me, too, Craig. Me, too. :(

In Post-Trip Reports » Bench Lake via Taboose Pass-KCNP 6/9-12
June 20, 9:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Double Hang
"With the PCT method, I am not tying off to any tree. The bear can come and gnaw on the line hanging down all it wants and it won't affect my food bag. My food food bag is suspended midway...

In GEAR » Best UL rope for food hanging/multi-purpose?
June 20, 9:29pm

Re: Re
"Here ya go tom. Save me some typing." Thank you, Michael. It is always interesting to read what other people are thinking, and this was a pretty well reasoned piece, IMO. We'll ...

In Chaff » Glenn Beck admits "Liberals you were right" about Iraq War.
June 20, 9:23pm

Re: Re: Bench Lake via Taboose Pass-KCNP 6/9-12
"Great pics Tom. I hope to hike as much as you do when I'm your age. I've been past the Bench Lake turnoff a bunch of times, but have never made the side trip. I'm planning on fixi...

In Post-Trip Reports » Bench Lake via Taboose Pass-KCNP 6/9-12
June 20, 9:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Emigrant Wilderness 6/13 - 6/15
"Thanks Tom. I believe you and David have something planned for later in the year, so you may get a taste of his food flare." Given what I generally carry, that will be something I'...

In Post-Trip Reports » Emigrant Wilderness 6/13 - 6/15
June 20, 8:40pm

Re: Washington St. backpacking trip ideas needed late July
"Any ideas of some backpacking trips or perhaps some car camping with fly fishing opportunities, photography, big mountains, glaciers, vistas. I'm up to anything 15 miles per day, elevatio...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Washington St. backpacking trip ideas needed late July
June 20, 5:58pm

Re: Re: Re: foot problem: advice please
"bumping this to the top to see if it gets some more responses," Why not cut to the chase and PM Jennifer Mitol? She's about the only one here who actually knows a lot about issue...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » foot problem: advice please
June 20, 5:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Milk Powder Packaging and Shelf Life @ Joey
"Yes, whey powder can go stale like anything but you needn't worry too much. Unopened it is good for a year or two, and once opened and in a typical plastic container if you use it up with...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Milkman milk powder cases now available online
June 20, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Emigrant Wilderness 6/13 - 6/15
Wow! You guys really know how to travel. Most folks don't eat that well at home. Really enjoyed the pics. Thanks for sharing.

In Post-Trip Reports » Emigrant Wilderness 6/13 - 6/15
June 20, 5:42pm

Re: Bench Lake
"I got hit by a similar late afternoon thunderstorm in 2011 while hiking by the chain of lakes to the east of your camp. I didn't have the foresight or time to setup a shelter and was forc...

In Post-Trip Reports » Bench Lake via Taboose Pass-KCNP 6/9-12
June 20, 5:30pm

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

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