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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: More militarization
"Appreciate your voice here (in general on bpl). Also appreciate yours Ian too." Thank you, Justin. I think Ian, thoroughly decent man that he is, brings out the best in me, even when...

In Chaff » Weekend of protests going bad and more violence...
April 05, 6:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: More militarization
"I don't think you can shoot someone in the leg to injure them. Too small a target. Only on TV..." In the situation under discussion? With a shotgun? I strongly disagree. People...

In Chaff » Weekend of protests going bad and more violence...
April 05, 6:43pm

Re: Tick bites causing serious meat allergies
"Some tick bites are causing serious allergies to meat, dairy, and meat-derived medicines. It's a problem all over the USA, and parts of Australia and Europe." Sounds like those Ne...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tick bites causing serious meat allergies
April 05, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: How to use your trekking pole strap
"Well it's worth a try" Glenn, I'd be interested to know how it works, or doesn't, for you. Would you please let me know?

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 05, 5:42pm

Re: Re: How to use your trekking pole strap
"That's not weird, is it?" I'd probably think so if I knew what they were.

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 04, 7:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: More militarization
"Read the following article. I can't say it any better but there's more to it that is covered here. It still makes for a good Cliffs Notes version." Thanks, Ian. It is a very ...

In Chaff » Weekend of protests going bad and more violence...
April 04, 4:56pm

Re: Another Military Shooting
"The point the cartoon was making is very valid, IMHO." I would say it's partially valid, like so many points. You'd be surprised how many of us undereducated civilians feel a...

In Chaff » Another Military Shooting.
April 04, 4:34pm

Another great TR
What a beautiful trip! Way to go guys. And thanks for sharing. You brought one of my favorite areas to life in a totally different way.

In Post-Trip Reports » High Sierra Snowshoe Trip ~ March 2014
April 04, 4:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hmmm... now I'm more confused than ever
"If you do NOT use straps, do you place your thumbs over the tops of the poles?" Glenn, You seem to have pretty strong hands, so I'd suggest you try cupping the top of the handl...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 04, 3:45pm

Re: Another Military Shooting.
"You don’t see the news labeling races or other peoples ex-jobs every time they commit a crime, because it doesn’t matter. Being a veteran, even a war-veteran, could have absolutely nothin...

In Chaff » Another Military Shooting.
April 03, 9:42pm

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