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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: 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

Re: Re: Re: More militarization
"K9 handler didn't shoot the guy. He was just trying to protect his dog. I can't speak for him but that's how it appeared to me." I know. That was clear from the video. M...

In Chaff » Weekend of protests going bad and more violence...
April 03, 9:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Hmmm... now I'm more confused than ever
"I'll add my speculation that folks who don't find the straps beneficial are probably not getting much benefit out of their poles. My straps take a LOT of weight, especially going down...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 03, 4:43pm

Poles sold
The poles have been sold.

In Gear Swap » FS Gossamer Gear LT4's
April 02, 8:42pm

Re: Re: More militarization
"6. Flash-bang deployed and there were issues with the K9 and the lead. K9 handler appeared to try to retrieve his dog as they had lost the advantage of surprise to keep his dog from getting s...

In Chaff » Weekend of protests going bad and more violence...
April 02, 8:32pm

Sold
The poles have a tentative buyer. If the transaction does not complete, I will post an update to put them back on the market.

In Gear Swap » FS Gossamer Gear LT4's
April 02, 5:33pm

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