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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: Re: Re: Re: @ Roger
"Me, I went around a bit." I gather this was not one of the few harmless varieties in OZ?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommended snake proof gaiters?
July 11, 3:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: @ Roger
"Thing is, any snake which looks big enough to be a problem probably isn't venomous. Boas etc." +1 although man's innate wariness of reptiles can sure alter perceptions. I sti...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommended snake proof gaiters?
July 10, 4:20pm

Re: Re: @ Roger
"but a decent pair of Cordura gaiters over socks or clothing will normally handle most snakes." It's the "most snakes" part that troubles me. Do you know of any specific...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommended snake proof gaiters?
July 09, 8:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:"removing p-o-o-p from profanity filter"
"HEY! It WASN'T my fault!" I know, buddy, I know. It was that year of home schooling, wasn't it?

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » removing p-o-o-p from profanity filter
July 09, 8:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Home Schooling Sucks
"That's okay, I've got a filter, I can fix it!" I hope it works better than that steenkeeng p-O-O-p filter we've been trashing over in Admin. ;)

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
July 09, 8:30pm

Re: .223 lethality
"But when the guy you just shot is pointing an AK47 at you, one understandably prefers that he fall to the ground in a timely fashion." Hopefully with his AK falling from limp fingers ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Attack at Red River Gorge in Ky
July 09, 4:56pm

Re: Re: Home Schooling Sucks
"As I'm fond of saying, the world ain't black and white. It ain't even a single shade of grey....." There you go again, muddying the water. ;}

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
July 09, 4:52pm

Re: Re: Mongoose won't work with rattlers
"If rattlers are so fast, then how does a California Mountain King Snake kill 'em?" By being faster.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommended snake proof gaiters?
July 09, 4:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re:"removing p-o-o-p from profanity filter"
"There was once an old geezer named Doug, Who, when asked about his singleness, just shrugged. But when reading Backpacking Light on his Mac, late at night, He would occasionally give his ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » removing p-o-o-p from profanity filter
July 09, 4:36pm

Re: removing p-o-o-p from profanity filter
"I just discovered that Feces (unless capitalized) is also a banned word!" Have you tried faeces?

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » removing p-o-o-p from profanity filter
July 09, 4:34pm

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