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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: Sooty Grouse... ?... "Favorite Birds!"
"I love the deep sooty grouse call." Me, too. Up here in the Cascades they are very common, and on a misty morning the sound seems to get amplified, to the point where you can practic...

In The Natural Environment » Favorite Birds!
September 07, 5:33pm

Re: Powdered Yogurt
A great find, Dominick. Thank you!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Yogurt
September 07, 5:14pm

Re: birder
"probably any member of the Corvus family -" +1 To include Nutcrackers and the Jays, both members of the family Corvidae. One thing I have also wondered about is whether a member o...

In The Natural Environment » Not a birder but interested
September 07, 4:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Favorite Birds!
" Water birds are something else..." +1 I have a special affinity for them, going back to my childhood in Northern Michigan. I spent a lot of time on, in, and around water up there, ...

In The Natural Environment » Favorite Birds!
September 07, 4:35pm

Re: Loons
"Ahh yes, the Loon." An iconic denizen of Northern Michigan lakes. Their haunting call used to give me goose bumps as a kid while rowing a boat one of our countless lakes just after s...

In The Natural Environment » Favorite Birds!
September 07, 4:19pm

Re: Re: "Favorite Birds!"
"I had posted about this almost two years ago" And it is as awesome now as the first time you posted it. Those last two pictures remind me of what I saw when one of them launched ...

In The Natural Environment » Favorite Birds!
September 06, 3:02pm

Re: Favorite Birds!
"Quite often I see them building nests in rocks behind waterfalls." Classic Ouzel behavior. "...Tell us about that Ouzel Tom Kirchner!" Anything I write would pale besi...

In The Natural Environment » Favorite Birds!
September 06, 2:33pm

Re: it's just 'crowds'
"I'll go with Scott- it's just a crowding issue." Worth discussing in this context?

In Philosophy & Technique » Death OF the AT...
September 06, 2:21pm

Re: You've all gone soft.
And most of you aren't even old men. ;0)

In Chaff » You've all gone soft.
September 05, 8:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: You've all gone soft.
"And what happened to Bob is still not ok." True enough, but neither is his unwillingness to forgive and forget. An offer has been made to get him back here, but he has declined to ev...

In Chaff » You've all gone soft.
September 05, 8:01pm

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 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