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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Should I get the BPL Stix?
"With the BPL sale the BPL Stix are only $41 which would be way cheaper" You get what you pay for.

In GEAR » Should I get the BPL Stix?
December 27, 6:54pm

Re: Mountainsmith Ghost vs. ULA Ohm
"how does the Ohm compare to either when carrying a 25lbs load?" Not much difference up to 25#, although the MS Ghost hipbelt is inherently more comfortable. At loads beyond 25# the O...

In GEAR » Mountainsmith Ghost vs. ULA Ohm
December 27, 6:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PB & Sugar
"They certainly get mushy when warm! But still edible. I even did an overnighter with them once in late summer. Again, quite mushy. But I don't think there's anything in there that wil...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » PB & Sugar
December 26, 9:13pm

Re: Inov8 390gtx
"I absolutely love the 390's. They are extremely comfortable and definitely one of, if not, the lightest boot out there. They make the non waterproof version, the 370's as well. Give t...

In GEAR » I need a boot/shoe recomendation
December 25, 3:47pm

Re: Re: Re: PB & Sugar
"Protein balls: 1 cup almond butter 1/2 cup dried fruit (I use the Just Tomatoes brand) 1/2 cup rice protein powder (chocolate flavor) 1/8 cup agave nectar shredded coconut" Tha...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » PB & Sugar
December 25, 3:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Little People MUGS
"The last step of one journey is the first step of the next." From one Michigan native to another, that is wisdom for the ages. And thanks again for sharing your beautiful family with...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ugly Mugs
December 25, 3:22pm

Re: Which Shelter to buy?
"What are everyone's thoughts?" You might consider evaluating the updated version of Henry Shire's Scarp 1 double wall Tarptent. He appears to have addressed all the issues ra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Which Shelter to buy?
December 24, 8:10pm

Re: Little People MUGS
Now that is beyond what I could have envisioned when I suggested Venusian Visages. Heart warming beyond words. You and your daughters are blessed to have each other. Thanks for sharing, Ken.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ugly Mugs
December 24, 7:57pm

Re: Re: Pretty Mugs
"Hey, only 3 lady hikers? Where are all the rest of you? C'mon..." Women don't generally like to think of their mugs as ugly, Ben. Maybe a new thread should be started? Somet...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ugly Mugs
December 23, 8:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Veggies on the roof
" I'm growing the vegetables on the roof in an old bookcase we found on the street!" Too cool!

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Living Guide
December 22, 8:18pm

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

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