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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: Beer Gut
"For me, it's TWO great food cultures!" OK, I give up; what's the second?

In Chaff » Beer
March 25, 5:19pm

Re: Re: ID eVent Thru Hiker is tops
"but not nearly cold enough to tolerate a piece of nylon that breathes suboptimally..." Rainshield breathes about the same as Event, IME. ;)

In GEAR » Marmot Mica - How Breathable Is It?
March 25, 4:42pm

Re: Beer Gut
"but there are just too many good things to eat (and drink) -- so sadly, it isn't total victory yet. Sigh..." The down side of being born into the ultimate food culture. ;}

In Chaff » Beer
March 25, 4:38pm

Re: Hard hikes.
"Do you do more easy hikes or hard ones?" Day hikes? Multiday? Either?

In Philosophy & Technique » Hard hikes.
March 25, 4:14pm

Re: go with WM Ultralite and a parka
" Get her a WM Ultralite and a down parka such as Montbell UL or Alpine Lite. This set up will be a more versatile than getting a colder down bag." +1

In GEAR » Advice on some gear for my wife
March 25, 4:07pm

Re: Re: ID eVent Thru Hiker is tops
"Something tells me Tom has been lurking for hours" Who knows what evil lurks in the minds of men? Heh heh...

In GEAR » Marmot Mica - How Breathable Is It?
March 24, 8:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: ID eVent Thru Hiker is tops
"Now we will have to wait 3 more months and suffer through 18 new threads finding Ben the right jacket!;)" Nah, I waited until I knew was going for it. ;}

In GEAR » Marmot Mica - How Breathable Is It?
March 24, 8:57pm

Re: Re: ID eVent Thru Hiker is tops
"OK, I'm going to stick with eVENT. I'll try the lighter option (ID rain jacket) and if it fits, I'll call it good" I don't think you'll regret it, Ben. It's a...

In GEAR » Marmot Mica - How Breathable Is It?
March 24, 8:41pm

Re: Re: pizo igniter at altitude
"FWIW I've never owned a piezo lighter that works much above 6k or 7k feet, and have given up on them completely." +1

In Editor's Roundtable » Soto OD-1R Canister Stove Product Review
March 24, 5:40pm

Re: Timothy Treadwells Advice
"People should stay 100 yards away from bears at all times." Now if young Timothy had just followed his own advice....

In Philosophy & Technique » Grizzly Bear safety precautions?
March 24, 5:39pm

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