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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: Nepal
Somehow, I never seem to take many campsite photos, but I made an exception for this trip. And Canada

In Photo Gallery » Favorite Campsite Photos
April 13, 5:38pm

Re: What a Turnaround, If True...
"A new-found humility in our country's foreign policy?" Possibly until January 21, 2017. Maybe.......

In Chaff » What a Turnaround, If True...
April 10, 8:25pm

Re: "Open-Ended Solo Trip in Washington State"
" I was thinking that if Puppy Love was coming in over Cascade Pass, it's not too far to head down the Stehekin Road to the trailhead in to Glacier Peak. I forget the name of the river tha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Open-Ended Solo Trip in Washington State
April 10, 8:19pm

Re: "Open-Ended Solo Trip in Washington State"
"Sahale Arm is definitely worth seeing. I don't think that you can camp at Cascade Pass--I'm assuming that you're coming in from the west--but if you can, that would be sweet. I th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Open-Ended Solo Trip in Washington State
April 10, 5:04pm

Re: The downward spiral continues
"The whole thing stinks. If we can't be honest, we're screwed." CA is on a collision course with reality, Craig. These guys aren't going to wake up until they've sucke...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 07, 5:47pm

Re: Re: Re: gloves @ Paul
"I'm passing along a hand specialist's advice against forceful use of a tool pressing into the center of the palm based on his experience with other craftsmen he had treated. And of co...

In GEAR » Trekking poles/blisters
April 07, 5:34pm

Re: Re: The downward spiral continues
"One thing that doesn't get mentioned much here is the water consumption required by fracking in CA." The Monterey Shale formation? WOW! I knew they were intending to do it, but ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 06, 8:34pm

Re: gloves
"Also I would caution against Tom's suggestion of cupping the top of the pole in your palm. Pretty easy to damage the palmar nerve that way if you do it lot" That's odd, Paul, ...

In GEAR » Trekking poles/blisters
April 06, 6:12pm

The downward spiral continues
Agriculture accounts for a majority of the water used in CA. As surface water becomes increasingly scarce, unregulated agricultural drilling for water is increasing rapidly, with potentially disas...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 06, 5:59pm

Re: Re: Trekking poles/blisters
"In fact they are so loose that occasional I'll drop one, or a tip will get stuck in the mud and stay there as I walk on." A wrist loop of Trip Tease or some such lightweight cord ...

In GEAR » Trekking poles/blisters
April 05, 5:28pm

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