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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: Ursack update
"Also here is a blog post that surfaced last summer which has an account of a failing ursack. I wonder if younger bears will be included in the test protocols: http://giantdumpster.wordpress.c...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
April 11, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Extra gear you bring for alpine climbing
"More double length slings than usual. Usually 4-5 depending on the route. Alpine rock routes tend to wander a lot and also tend to have lots of opportunities for slung blocks and horns. The e...

In GEAR » Extra gear you bring for alpine climbing
April 07, 8:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re Re School Spending
"It's just that from a school standpoint, your mission statement can't be- "School: A place where kids with the requisite economic, cultural, and family background might learn som...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 07, 7:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re Re School Spending
"It can't be done when people believe that some kids aren't ready, willing, or able to learn and we quietly let them slip through the cracks. You don't back off because a kid is &q...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 07, 5:31pm

Re: The less Americans know about Ukraine's location, the more they want US to intervene
"Apparently the less people know about this, the more in favor of intervention they are." I wonder how many of them are willing to follow it to its logical conclusion and send their ki...

In Chaff » "Generally not invading our neighbours"
April 07, 4:26pm

Re: Re Re School Spending
"At any rate no amount of money is going to make unmotivated kids learn." You nailed it, Luke. The parents don't send their kids to school ready to learn, and the culture doesn...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 06, 7:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: More militarization
"Aw shucks guys... you're making me blush!" We were just trying to get you in touch with your sensitive inner child. ;0)

In Chaff » Weekend of protests going bad and more violence...
April 06, 6:09pm

Re: good cop
"Most of the time these people act aggressively, scream, posture, and throw things, and these officers are almost always successful in resolving it without laying hands on anyone. Yay for awes...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 06, 6:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: From a fellow side sleeper
"Uh, yeah, but I'm single. Thanks for rubbing that fact in, Tom......" One banana sling deserves another. ;0))

In GEAR » Need help from side sleepers please
April 05, 9:10pm

Re: Re: From a fellow side sleeper
"In a hammock, hardly move at all." That's what you get for sleeping alone. In Yucatan they weave a double for couples called the "matrimonial", and all I can say is tha...

In GEAR » Need help from side sleepers please
April 05, 8:59pm

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