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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Persistent Cold Sleeper, Help!
"Before you spend any more money on expensive down gear, try upgrading your mat. But that does not mean going to the Big Agnes Air Core, because that is not very warm either. A simple and chea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Persistent Cold Sleeper, Help!
July 24, 8:47pm

Re: Re: Marmot Mica
"So I opted for the better breathing and HOPEFULLY more durable thru hiker jacket. We shall see how it works." I don't think you'll be disappointed, Luke.

In GEAR » Best Sub-10 oz rain jacket
July 23, 8:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Better Living Through Chemistry
"No, I didn't notice any winking at all." :(

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aleve vs Ibuprofin
July 23, 8:15pm

Re: Re: Better Living Through Chemistry
"Are there really people who believe this is all good -- or all bad? Judgment (and moderation) beat extreme knee-jerking -- my two cents." C'mon now, Ben, lighten up. Didn't y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aleve vs Ibuprofin
July 23, 8:01pm

Re: Re: Aleve vs Ibuprofin@Roger
"Are we so degenerate that we have to rely on pharmaceutical all our life?????? This is verging on addiction. Not me thanks." Better living through chemistry. It's the American Wa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aleve vs Ibuprofin
July 23, 7:34pm

Re: no-cook breakfast ideas
"So I'm curious what sort of no-cook low maintenance breakfasts people like to bring." +1 to the granola/powdered milk suggestion, above. Also, if you have access to a Trader Joe&...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » no-cook breakfast ideas
July 23, 5:39pm

Re: Re: Re: How do you save money and live a simple life?
" I would not be without my garden to play in for all the money in the world." +1 again. If you thrive on complexity and challenges, gardening is certainly one place to satisfy your c...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
July 22, 8:50pm

Re: Re: How do you save money and live a simple life?
"Actually the answer is the question. You save money by living a simple life. In our case we live close enough to walk or bike to everything except the trail head. We have a large section with...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
July 22, 5:40pm

Re: Recommendation for a hooped bivy?
"Is the Integral Designs Unishelter pretty much my only choice?" Jeff, You might want to browse the ID website. They've got 2 other bivys, the Wedge and the Sola, that are more...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a hooped bivy?
July 21, 8:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: g spot
"Doug I was waiting to see if you were going to let that one go. You did not disappoint:)" +1 I was counting on it. ;-)

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » The G Spot
July 21, 5:42pm

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