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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
" Welcome back! How was your hike?" Why, thank you, Ben. It was a most excellent hike. Not exactly what we planned, but one for the books nonetheless. I may write it up in a few days.

In Chaff » Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
July 28, 4:44pm

Re: Re: Asshole / Assholes -- When Something Smells the Same...
" HighSierra.org is not an authority for the English language." Perhaps not, but they are very knowledgeable about The Sierra and, as they mentioned, Farquhar IS an expert on Sierra pl...

In Chaff » Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
July 28, 4:39pm

Re: High Sierra Edible Plants
"Am I missing any high sierra berries here?" Manzanita berries; Chinquapin nuts in season; Wild onions. I've never come across Thimble berries in the Sierra. At what elevation...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » High Sierra Edible Plants
July 28, 3:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Hypoglycemic Shock?
"Thank you Tom." :o))

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
July 27, 8:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
"Send him down to the Sierras so she can have some peace at home?" Pleeeeeeze, don't throw me in dat briar patch. ;0)))

In Chaff » Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
July 27, 8:39pm

Re: Re: Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
"Q: What does a woman do with her asshole in the morning?" So what does she do with an unemployed a$$hole?

In Chaff » Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
July 18, 8:21pm

Re: Re: Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
"Tom - Putting women on a pedestal is just as bad (annoying). So there. :)" Saying they're too smart to try for a Darwin isn't exactly putting them on a pedestal. There are a ...

In Chaff » Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
July 18, 8:20pm

Re: Re: Does it matter that much?
"ohhhhh..... I'm pretty much just as old as you are..." Just what BPL needs, a couple of drooling old f@rt$ comparing birth certificates. :) "that says to me that the prob...

In GEAR » Minibulldesigns Sawyer Mini Adapter
July 18, 8:14pm

Re: Re: Does it matter that much?
"just kidding Tom, as you know" Of course. I was just indulging in a little counter chain jerking. ;0)) "Steripen has a problem with silty water, like glacier run-off. The si...

In GEAR » Minibulldesigns Sawyer Mini Adapter
July 18, 8:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
"You sexist pig, you!! Ladies are welcome -- nay, encouraged -- to compete!" Au contraire, Cher Ben. I have far too much regard for their intelligence to even allow for the possibilit...

In Chaff » Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
July 18, 3:13pm

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