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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: paint.
"When you only have a wide brush in your kit, you can only paint with broad strokes." Glad I read this now, because it'll probably be gone in an hour or two. ;0)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Man ties legs together, crawls for help
December 02, 4:12pm

Re: Safety in climbing and hiking
"On the summit of Lundin Peak near Snoqualmie Pass east of Seattle there is a plaque memorializing a climber who died in a fall from the summit. What is not mentioned on the plaque is that the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Man ties legs together, crawls for help
December 02, 4:04pm

Re: Should BPL ads be censored?
"And then there was this, that for a week I thought was a bra to wear during Mardi Gras: marti gras (it's not actually a bra, but the thumbnail sure looks like it)" Isn't...

In Chaff » Should BPL ads be censored?
December 01, 4:48pm

Re: To write
"Do people find these sources (specific articles, forum discussion archives, and blog post) sufficient for your own knowledge and planning?" From a practical standpoint, most of what a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is there a book on
November 30, 8:43pm

Re: Border run
"Last week we had four drug busts (and 2 million dollar bust in Nogales) on one night a mile below the section of the AZ Trail I was hiking. I reconned it basically, zipped on through 15 miles...

In Chaff » Well we haven't covered immigration this year...
November 29, 7:30pm

Re: Re: Well we haven't covered immigration this year...
"Make drugs legal and regulated." Uh......which ones?

In Chaff » Well we haven't covered immigration this year...
November 29, 7:01pm

Re: Should BPL ads be censored?
"I'm pretty sure if I posted any of the following gratuitously sexual photos in a forum, they would be taken down. And yet, these were all ads on BPL in the last 40 hours and hardly the mo...

In Chaff » Should BPL ads be censored?
November 29, 6:59pm

Re: Smoothie info@Bob
" hope it is understandable as is." It takes a little digging(not your fault), but it's all there. Those are some nutritious recipes, and pretty tasty sounding in the bargain. Wh...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking Smoothie Recipes, anyone?
November 28, 7:07pm

Re: Foxtail-proofing minimalistic footwear
"Does anyone have any good ideas?" Maybe pick up a real light pair of shoes for stream crossings, e.g. Vivo Barefoot Ultras or one of the super light New Balance or Inov8 shoes. The l...

In Philosophy & Technique » Foxtail-proofing minimalistic footwear
November 27, 7:32pm

Re: Packacked foor weight
"Sure. It will take some time to put together some menus and weights, so please give me until after the first of the year when there should be time." Hi Samuel, Excellent. If I can...

In Editor's Roundtable » Simplifying Expedition Food With Single Serving Sized Packages
November 27, 7:25pm

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