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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: hugs
"If you do backpacking right, I guess, you don't want to come back, or at least it changes people in profound ways." I don't think you're alone in that feeling, Dan. It...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 06, 4:31pm

Re: sheesh
"Kevin Sawchuk and I started seeing some seriously tame (or dumb) grouse" That's why we call them "fools hens" out here. You wouldn't even need to carry a gun for th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 06, 4:18pm

Re: Re: Hunting and Trekking
"Hobby farm is it?" LOL

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 06, 4:08pm

Re: Miguel and Arapiles
"Thanks, Tom. It's nice to be loved." I've always been ready to take on the tough jobs. Big hug. :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 05, 9:00pm

Re: Re: footprint in the woods
"I hope we are both banned..." Aw, c'mon Dean. Now don't you go and get yourself booted when we're already on the verge of losing a couple of superstars. This place is go...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 05, 8:53pm

Fishing-best choice?
For years, before I quit fishing, I supplemented my diet with fish on trips up to 17 days in the Sierra. It can definitely be done. I also used to hunt, but gave it up long ago, the point being I...

In Philosophy & Technique » UL with a gun?
December 05, 6:52pm

Re: Backpack Choice
"Any help." If you are at REI, you might check out their Flash series of packs, light, well designed, well regarded by Will Reitveld IIRC, and cheap. Plus you can always return one, n...

In GEAR » Backpack Choice
December 05, 6:44pm

Re: Climategate
"Hey Tom - indeed. In fact, GS was at the forefront of lobbying the government to create a cap and trade agreement back in 1999 / 2000. How do I know? I was trading financial derivatives at th...

In Chaff » Climategate
December 05, 6:36pm

Re: Re: Avalanche Transceivers?
"So... mountaineering is inherently more dangerous than backpacking, IMO." That is far out of the realm of opinion, solidly in the realm of fact.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
December 05, 6:25pm

Re: sorry tom.
"all my feigned righteous and anachronistic upset-ness is currently focused on the troops that are attempting to quarter in my apartment." My condolences. As you can see, you've m...

In Philosophy & Technique » UL with a gun?
December 04, 6:28pm

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