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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: tread lightly
"I am learning to grow a garden. I may become someone who follows Food Not Lawns kinds of ideas and grows an urban garden" I hope you stay with this one for a while, Diane. In additio...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Living Guide
December 22, 6:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Forgetting Tom
"I did it again, didn't I .... Sigh" Don't stress man, once I saw your picture I wasn't going out with you anyway. ;}

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ugly Mugs
December 21, 8:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ugly
"You did even worse than that, Douglas, you put it down in writing. Never, never, NEVER!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ugly Mugs
December 21, 8:00pm

Re: Re: Forgetting Tom
Hey Doug, I thought you wanted ugly.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ugly Mugs
December 21, 7:58pm

Re: Re: RE: Mugs
That pic sure brings back memories. Back in 1975 I spent 5 blissful months spearfishing about 25 miles south of Tulum. We were based in a Mayan village named Shamach(Xamac). Thank for tickling...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ugly Mugs
December 21, 7:54pm

You wanted ugly??
Well here it is. Contemplating Mt Waddington long ago and far away.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ugly Mugs
December 21, 6:14pm

You wanted ugly?

In User Test Forum » mugs
December 21, 6:11pm

Re: dale.
"i'm with you on that." + 1

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Living Guide
December 21, 4:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Shrinking triglycerides
"That wasn't the most scientific way to put it it shoud read: As VLDLs lose triglycerides they shrink in size, becoming Low Density Lipoproteins LDLs" Ah, now I at least understan...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
December 20, 5:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Winter hiking footwear?
"I'll definitely use this setup again for my Jan. 1-3 trip!" Sounds like you had a great "warm up" hike. Glad to hear you experience with the 288's I've had my ...

In GEAR » Winter hiking footwear?
December 20, 4:54pm

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