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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: Easy to Judge
"That's what has made this such a wonderful community." What you are reading here is also part of what has made BPL such a wonderful community, a peek at the people behind the know...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
July 01, 8:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pure rant
"It's interesting to me that we live in a society where we superficially praise individuality but in reality beat down those who are non-conformists. Don't be like everyone else bu...

In Chaff » Pure rant
July 01, 8:29pm

Re: Re: Mike C!
"He's popped up in the August issue of Backpacker." He'll do better with aliens than lambs quarters, pine cones, and smooth river rocks over there.

In Chaff » Mike C!
July 01, 8:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Vitriol
"Calm down, Tom. Don't get your panties in a bunch." ???

In Gear Swap » FS: Smartwool Men's Briefs (Size M) x2
July 01, 7:50pm

Re: Vitriol
"I thought I'd need a facebook account and a webcam to get infamous for my underwear." Nah, you just need to change your name to Wiener.

In Gear Swap » FS: Smartwool Men's Briefs (Size M) x2
July 01, 7:36pm

Re: Pressure
"I am also aware that there are pressures on men that can put them in a no win situation." It is refreshing, and encouraging, to hear a woman mention this often overlooked problem that...

In Chaff » She throws like a girl!
July 01, 7:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How do you stay clean?
"Ah well, Darwin Awards and self destruction: nothing like it. Carry on." I was wondering who would hit the post button first. +1 Darwin rules. As always. ;0))

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you stay clean?
July 01, 5:52pm

Re: Re: Re: hmm
"So you guys are living in some serious land of denial if you think that girls don't have cultural pressure to NOT be smart and to avoid VERY the male-dominated fields of math and science....

In Chaff » She throws like a girl!
July 01, 5:45pm

Re: $.91 360 Calorie generic Pro Bar from Winco
Looks good, except for the partially hydrogenated soybean oil.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » $.91 360 Calorie generic Pro Bar from Winco
July 01, 5:10pm

I wonder
if the cat is now experiencing a serious case of "alligator's revenge"? That's some pretty nasty eatin'.

In On the Web » Feeling sorry for an alligator...
July 01, 5:07pm

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