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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Polyester+me=stand ten feet away
"Odor be t-shirt is worth ~$60 to me. It's either synthetic or cotton (for summer)." +1 I'm mystified by this general community aversion to body odor. Can anyb...

In GEAR » Best next-to-skin layer
June 12, 5:44pm

Re: FS - Montrail Namches 1 pair sold, 1 pair left.
1 pair brand new-still in original box. Color: Celery Size: 10 Price: $30 plus shipping.

In Gear Swap » FS - Montrail Namches
June 11, 9:02pm

Re: Metronidazole
It's Flagyl. And, yeah, it's bad news for the G.I. tract, especially the liver. Some of the critters it kills are even worse news, however; Think amoeba, giardia's big brother, for i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia
June 11, 8:27pm

Re: couscous for dinner
"Couscous is a form of pasta" Which is also available made with whole wheat flour. Not bad for unreal food.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » couscous for dinner
June 10, 9:38pm

Re: Re: couscous for dinner
"Not sure you can put 'couscous' and 'good dinner' in the same sentence... I prefer real food." For instance?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » couscous for dinner
June 10, 9:31pm

Re: Re: Re: doesn't hurt to *bring* tablets
"Tom, that's a nifty little straw. I wonder if it could be rigged to screw onto a bottle, or be used somehow as a gravity filter in camp...... Any ideas?" Travis, Your dream has...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia
June 10, 6:33pm

Re: Mount Whitney area dayhike?
"Anyone recommend a nice day hike around the area? She's in amazing shape so a little difficulty would be nice. thanks!" Drive north to Independence then head west to Foothill Ro...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Mount Whitney area dayhike?
June 10, 6:24pm

Re: Namche width
"This may be a silly question for these, but do these come in a wide? I wear 10 wide." Jesse, As far as I know, they only come in one width. If you are interested, you might co...

In Gear Swap » FS - Montrail Namches
June 10, 6:14pm

Re: original post?
Thanks for the heads up, David. Original post has been modified. Hope that clears things up. Tom

In Gear Swap » FS - Montrail Namches
June 09, 9:22pm

Re: 24h
Robert, I hope you're right. They're just sitting around gathering dust.

In Gear Swap » FS - Montrail Namches
June 09, 9:07pm

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