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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: Gear for John Muir Trail next week
"Scroll around on the Forecast Map, then click the spot of your choosing. Bookmark that, and watch it for the next week." +1 And be aware that the weather forecasts are not 100% accu...

In GEAR » Gear for John Muir Trail next week
October 20, 7:47pm

Re: Re: Respite
Beautiful, Craig. Welcome back to the fleeting, illusory world we are all stumbling thru. Fellow hikers in the dark. Beats the hell out of the dis-illusory world we all descend into upon occasion.

In Post-Trip Reports » Respite. (Angeles National Forest, 10/18/14.)
October 19, 5:15pm

Re: Re: Season Finale- Baxter Pass 10/7-8
"Thanks so much for sharing Tom. It's been a long time since I've seen the East Side. Too long. Looks like a place I would enjoy." Thanks, Ken; I'm glad you enjoyed it. I...

In Post-Trip Reports » Season Finale- Baxter Pass 10/7-8
October 19, 5:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Baxter Pass
"I appreciate the report and the pics look great. Nobody else to be seen, disappearing trail and a butt kicker at that... sounds great to me." Thanks, Brian. It is a great hike, for a...

In Post-Trip Reports » Season Finale- Baxter Pass 10/7-8
October 19, 5:06pm

Re: Re: +1 on "Corner Technique"
"OTOH my biggest mess is from scooping powder into the ziplocs in the first place" Use a wide mouth canning funnel to guide the powder into the ziplocs. No muss, no fuss, no bother. :))

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Carbohydrate supplement source
October 19, 4:57pm

Re: Re: Malto
"Thanks Tom - I'll give that a try." I hope it works for you. As noted below, performing the operation out of the wind is critical. "Looks like you've been getting som...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Carbohydrate supplement source
October 19, 4:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Baxter Pass
"Then it got very tricky as it wandered in and out of the bushes and then disappeared in several places. Again, I knew where the trail was supposed to be, so I just went that way, and then I w...

In Post-Trip Reports » Season Finale- Baxter Pass 10/7-8
October 17, 8:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Baxter Pass
"The trail gets pretty iffy west of Baxter Lakes." It gets a bit iffy east of the pass, too, in places. How does their iffy-ness compare, in your experience?

In Post-Trip Reports » Season Finale- Baxter Pass 10/7-8
October 17, 7:31pm

Re: Baxter Pass
"Nice trip Tom! Gorgeous photos." It was really special for me, Doug. I hadn't hiked solo in several years, and found myself longing to get out by myself again. Couldn't have...

In Post-Trip Reports » Season Finale- Baxter Pass 10/7-8
October 17, 5:14pm

Re: Re: fleece
Hard to beat an R4 Hoody down into the low 30's when on the move, IME. If it's windy, I'll add a Rab Boreas or my trusty MH Transition Featherweight vest(no longer made).

In GEAR » r2 as insulation and rain gear
October 17, 5:04pm

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