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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
About Me Leave no tracks.

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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Re: yet another miscommunication.
"How can you disagree with this statement? If you leashed your child naked to a 4x4 foot box in the backyard you'd go to jail. Yet people do it to dogs all the time. Likewise wiring your c...

In Chaff » Terrorists finding a way in
June 21, 5:41pm

Re: 10 days on the CT, no resupply.
"So any suggestions on where I can get the other 1700 calories from? I'm looking for prepackaged stuff." Rich, If prepackaged is not mandatory, I'd suggest you consider add...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 10 days on the CT, no resupply.
June 21, 5:24pm

Re: Transformation? Oh yeah.
"The more I backpack, the more I want to backpack." Now, repeat after me: "My name is Joe and I'm a hikeaholic", and you'll be formally admitted into a very select g...

In Philosophy & Technique » Did backpacking transform you?
June 21, 5:15pm

Re: Re: "Did backpacking transform you?"
"Weren't you the one singing the praises about cold dinners -- leaving the stove at home? Here, have some of my beef stroganoff..." I don't know that I was exactly praising the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Did backpacking transform you?
June 20, 4:48pm

Re: Re: Re: "Did backpacking transform you?"
"Eugene is a liar too!" We're all congenital liars here, especially Ben. ;}

In Philosophy & Technique » Did backpacking transform you?
June 19, 8:58pm

Re: Gunsight Lake
"Gunsight Lake" An enthusiastic, nostalgic +1. Gunsight Lake was my first backpacking trip ever. It is beautiful.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Looking for a 1 night glacier trail
June 19, 8:51pm

Re: Trap
"Would like to here if there are any cheap tarp options in the USA given my funds are almost zero." Hi Charlie, and welcome to BPL. Even a cheap tarp from the US is going to get pri...

In GEAR » Trap
June 19, 8:35pm

Re: Re: "Did backpacking transform you?"
Yeah. From a scrawny 142 pound weakling to a scrawnier 137 pound weakling. :((

In Philosophy & Technique » Did backpacking transform you?
June 19, 8:27pm

Re: "Terrorists finding a way in"
"Human beings have been ordained special by God and in the process given the privilege of dominion over all other earthly creation." Oh boy! The kindling has been laid, the tinder flu...

In Chaff » Terrorists finding a way in
June 19, 8:24pm

" if I am patient I have a friend that goes to the US 4-5 times per year and will bring gear back for me for free" Far and away the best alternative, Tony. If it doesn't work out ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Three-Season Down Mummy-Style Sleeping Bags: State of the Market Report 2010
June 18, 9:41pm

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