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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Looking for suggestions Summer 2010
"Any insights/suggestions much appreciated. Cheers, Mike" There is a lot of fine hiking on the PCT from the Canadian border on down to, at least, Snoqualmie Pass that would be a good w...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Looking for suggestions Summer 2010
October 30, 9:01pm

Re: Re: Chaff city
"Muslims are not likely to openly say much in these forums, mainly for fear of backlash, but also because, contrary to popular belief, they tend to be quite tolerant. It doesn't matter whe...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 30, 8:54pm

Re: great western divide
"We did see a couple of people camped out on the north side of one of the small lakes at the bottom end of Milestone Canyon, but I don't think it was you guys." No. We went in on ...

In Post-Trip Reports » 3 Basins and a Bowl along The Great Western Divide
October 29, 6:44pm

Re: Re: Re: UBE = you be
"Tom... So true. Remember the conversion to metric?" Ah yes. The only way you're going to take my pint away from me is to pry it from my cold dead fingers!

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 29, 6:30pm

Re: I have an idea...
"This thread has gone beyond ridiculous." 'Tis the fate of all chaff.

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 29, 6:23pm

Re: Civic HX
"OK sorry if I offended the Civic HX club lol. But they are kind of boring compared to a CR-X." No offense at all, Jesse. I'll be the first to admit that a CRX is waaay more fun t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 29, 3:37pm

Re: Re: Coyotes Kill Hiker in Canada
"coyote attacks around Denver" Aren't these all in areas where humans are pushing into traditional coyote habitat, increasing the frequency of encounters and, therefore, habituatin...

In On the Web » Coyotes Kill Hiker in Canada
October 29, 3:33pm

Re: Plastic...
"Making things out of stuff that never really goes away is pretty crazy when you think about it though...." Maybe not, if you design with recycling in mind. Think the total product re...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 29, 3:27pm

Re: UBE = you be
"And do you honestly get the impression that I would be in favor of Americans, as a group, "educating" anybody?" To be perfectly frank, Ana, in the absence of a specific sugg...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 29, 3:24pm

Re: Straw
"For some reason though, it seems to be a lot heavier (250 grams)." Most likely a heavier filtering material. Ceramic??

In GEAR » Some new light water filters with vast claims
October 29, 3:13pm

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