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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: 'scope your knee? No Thanks...
"YMMV" +1

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 'scope your knee? No Thanks...
July 12, 7:38pm

Re: SEKI Great Western Divide traverse Sept 2014 planning
"Sept. 16. Day 4 Cross Thunder pass and down to Lake Reflection" Why drop all the way down to Lake Reflection and have to deal with crowds and bears? There are several areas just belo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » SEKI Great Western Divide traverser Sept 2014 planning
July 12, 2:41pm

Re: SEKI Great Western Divide traverse Sept 2014 planning
"Sept. 15, Day 3. Option 1 Climb Triple Divide Peak, then cross Milestone Pass and ascend Milestone Peak camp in upper Kern" I'm not sure how you plan to get from Triple Divide...

In Pre-Trip Planning » SEKI Great Western Divide traverser Sept 2014 planning
July 12, 2:39pm

Re: Lightweight Hiking + Everyday Shoes - Roclite 315 Replacement
Hi Christoph, Here is a link to a selection of Inov8 shoes that might suit your needs, including a relatively toned down Roclite 315. The link is to the Inov8 website, but if you like one or mo...

In GEAR » Lightweight Hiking + Everyday Shoes - Roclite 315 Replacement
July 12, 2:11pm

Re: Re: Re: How do you stay clean?
"A MRSA or some other nasty infection is exactly what I'm trying to avoid. I had that once on my leg." If you've already had MRSA, have you had a culture taken from your nasal ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you stay clean?
July 11, 8:58pm

Re: regarding fishing
"The Lower lake is nice to camp at, but the middle lake has some pretty awesome fish." +1 The fattest, fighting-est trout I have ever caught in the Sierra. Big, too. Tyndall Creek...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pack stations granted monopoly on ressuply services in Sierra
July 10, 5:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: PNW GGG
"I've never been there but Tiger Mountain isn't too far away." Tiger Mtn tends to be a mob scene on weekends, but there are a couple lesser used trails that allow you to avoid ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anyone up for a Western Washington UL GGG?
July 09, 3:15pm

Re: Re: PNW GGG
"Mt. Si would be a fun day-hike near here." With that potential number of people, it might be well to spread the day hikes out a bit. There is an alternate trail on Si starting at the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anyone up for a Western Washington UL GGG?
July 09, 2:45pm

Re: Midnight Lake - Muir Wilderness
"Has anyone hiked from Sabrina Lake to Midnight Lake recently? How was it?" Last September. It is a very easy hike thru beautiful country. There are excellent campsites on a bench abo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Midnight Lake - Muir Wilderness
July 08, 5:38pm

Re: Re: Easy to Judge
"That's what has made this such a wonderful community." What you are reading here is also part of what has made BPL such a wonderful community, a peek at the people behind the know...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
July 01, 8:34pm

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