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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: Potentially fatal mistakes
"Hey Miguel! What about my perspective! You know, about getting old and all. Sheesh, I never get any credit......" You're just not old enough yet, Doug. ;)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker Missing In Cascades Found Alive
October 28, 7:50pm

Re: Re: Potentially fatal mistakes
"And Sarah's objections are useful, too, in that they provide perspective and emphasize what it is that we need to learn." Agreed. And also to keep the discussion positively focus...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker Missing In Cascades Found Alive
October 28, 7:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Potentially fatal mistakes
"Gosh Tom. The second post in recent days from you that's very well thought out, very well put, very well reasoned." Only in comparison to the majority of my posts, I fear. :-( ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker Missing In Cascades Found Alive
October 28, 7:42pm

Re: Re: Potentially fatal mistakes
"True, but who are we to arm chair quarterback her? Seriously people! Heaven forbid one of us get lost, hurt or get over our heads....I am sure it is awful knowing strangers are discussing wha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker Missing In Cascades Found Alive
October 28, 6:36pm

Re: Re: unprepared
"Have you hiked that actual trail? I have. It is rocks and can be deceiving near the lake. That she stayed PUT and was found meant she used her head. Had she been an idiot she'd have kept ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker Missing In Cascades Found Alive
October 28, 4:54pm

Re: good luck
"The Warmist Conspiracy will conspire in conspiratorial ways to squash the ground-breaking science Rog has discovered, Fermi-like, with nothing more than a plastic child's wading pool, cli...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 27, 4:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A principled stand by a real climate scientist
"So instead I'm putting it up at the conference I've been asked to present at in January in Lisbon, where some climate bigshots can have at it. Then I'll put it up for open peer re...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 27, 4:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A principled stand by a real climate scientist
"I have worked out a more realistic theory of climate and produced a simple model which has enabled me to make accurate predictions over the last 18 months, and it ain't co2 that drives it...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 27, 3:37pm

Re: Re: Re: What matters most
"But I must say that I'm 100%, utterly and completely confused on all accounts." If you think you're confused, consider the plight of poor Misty. You'll feel better. Guar...

In Chaff » What Matters Most
October 26, 8:40pm

Re: Solo on the Sierra High Route & Fishing
What a beautiful trip, Richard! Many thanks for taking us along for the ride.

In Post-Trip Reports » Solo on the Sierra High Route & Fishing
October 26, 8:34pm

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