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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: bulb
"When you wrote that you didn't have much luck with them, I thought you were referring to the MuV" "Them" was referring to the common household fluorescent bulbs, not a w...

In GEAR » mÜV Micro UV Water Purifier
May 15, 6:10pm

Re: bulb
"Right now I don't think there are any options OTHER than fluorescent bulbs for UV treatment." Huh?

In GEAR » mÜV Micro UV Water Purifier
May 14, 9:14pm

Re: Re: Re: mÜV Micro UV Water Purifier
Where did you get the idea I had one?

In GEAR » mÜV Micro UV Water Purifier
May 14, 8:46pm

Re:Multiple use gear
I think we've just found another use for one of Ben's inflatable dolls.

In Chaff » Air mat for river crossing?
May 14, 8:40pm

Re: mÜV Micro UV Water Purifier
"Wonder how the current model measures up?" Pretty hard to tell. No user feedback, no specs on how much water is purified at a time, nor do they indicate whether there is a timer.

In GEAR » mÜV Micro UV Water Purifier
May 14, 8:37pm

Re: returns.
"Why don't you email them, and forward this thread along?" +1 Potentially better for all concerned.

In GEAR » Backcountry Gear - NO Returns on 'Used' Gear
May 11, 6:10pm

Re: Thanks
Brian, Three additional items you might consider: Beanie(e.g. fleece or powerstretch); Windshirt; Waterproof mitts to go over your gloves for hiking in the rain. they don't weigh much or ...

In Gear Lists » Clothing for pacific NW
May 10, 8:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Yes do be careful
A pretty good argument for leaving your backpack on??

In Chaff » Be Careful with that Sofa!!
May 09, 3:45pm

Re: Re: ""Elite Runners Wear Shoes""
" The current influx of feature creep in the form of added insoles, outsole material, etc" And what do you eventually end up with? Running shoes.

In Other Activities » "Elite Runners Wear Shoes"
May 07, 8:35pm

Thanks Greg
At last, my BPL experience is complete. Everyone should be required to watch this before participating in a Chaff thread. It would spell the end of The Great 100 Years Flame Wars and usher in a n...

In Chaff » "This to Shall Pass"
May 06, 9:25pm

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