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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Office Politics. Retarded monkeys (devolution)
" would hope anyone entering politics has the where withal to speak up when something is wrong, no matter how embedded in the system." You fail to understand that politics operates acc...

In Chaff » Office Politics
October 11, 5:15pm

Re: Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
What a wonderful TR, Andy! Beautifully conceived and executed, as usual. You really got your money's worth on this one. Never mind about Pyra-Queen And Thunder Cols; you made the right call...

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 11, 5:08pm

Re: Re: Exploring the Situk
"Cool trip Ike." Very cool. That Sockeye fillet looked beyond delicious. Sockeye is my favorite salmon, but I've never had it fresh caught. Something to live for.

In Post-Trip Reports » Exploring the Situk
October 11, 3:52pm

Re: Updated
"Well I posted a TR here with a few more pictures and details to fill in the blanks for Tom." I really enjoyed it, Luke. Thanks again for filling in the blanks.

In Post-Trip Reports » Packrafting the South Fork of the Flathead and West Fork of Sun
October 10, 5:57pm

Re: Packrafting the South Fork of the Flathead and West Fork of Sun
Now that is an interesting approach to wilderness travel. It's the first time I've ever had a close up look at what a packrafting trip involves. I'll be looking forward to your TR to ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Packrafting the South Fork of the Flathead and West Fork of Sun
October 04, 4:48pm

Re: Zpacks 10 deg. To Replace WM Ultralite and Versalite?
"The Ultralite I love but would like to have a bag that I can push just slightly further toward the extremes of three seasons." A cheaper option you might consider is to send your Ultr...

In GEAR » Zpacks 10 deg. To Replace WM Ultralite and Versalite?
October 02, 5:21pm

Re: Re McGee Lakes Basin via Lamarck Col
" I always enjoy living vicariously through your journeys in the Sierra." That goes both ways, Andy. Your trip over Haekel Col gave me the inspiration to use it for my Amphitheater/Du...

In Post-Trip Reports » McGee lakes Basin via Lamarck Col 9/6-11
September 30, 5:18pm

Re: Cataract Lake / Elliot Ridge Loop
"The fragrance of autumn put a smile on my face as I inhaled deeply." Your pictures put a smile on my face, too. I could practically smell the sweet aspen fragrance emanating from som...

In Post-Trip Reports » Cataract Lake / Elliot Ridge Loop
September 30, 4:54pm

Re: Re: First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
"Looks like fun trip, I'm jealous. James really likes to push the limits of that Hexamid! Now hopefully there's a lot more snow coming this winter." +1 to both statements. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
September 30, 4:39pm

Re: Search for the truth
"By the way, one of my friends over there is part of a fairly influential group trying to get Israel to unilaterally withdraw from the West Bank and Gaza, remove the settlers like they did in ...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
September 29, 6:06pm

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