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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
About Me Leave no tracks.
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StateWA
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Making the time to play
"I still do the work I love, which is helping school boards govern effectively." Would you consider a move to Seattle?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Having the time to backpack
March 08, 8:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Yet another "How"
"It felt like a near death experience at the time". Hell hath no fury....

In Chaff » How Fights Start
March 08, 8:04pm

Re: Lil' Stinky
"Spooked him, he jumped on the shovel, took aim and bingo. So fast. little creep." Fastest A$$ in the West. ;-}

In GEAR » UL Grizzly Bear Repellent
March 08, 7:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How Fights Start
"It's always the fine print that kills ya....." That and the rolling pin. LOL all around. Just the antidote to cabin fever. Beats the heck out "because I can, et. al."

In Chaff » How Fights Start
March 08, 6:25pm

Re: The face shot
"Every time I broke a sweat for the next few weeks I could smell it again. Good thing I had sense enough to close my eyes when he took aim." You got me wondering, how did you get in po...

In GEAR » UL Grizzly Bear Repellent
March 08, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Striving
"As soon as I hear people in robes that don't work for a living claim that they have magic, a philosophy, a tablet, or a divine revelation that says I'm incomplete, doomed, or lost wit...

In Chaff » Because I can...
March 08, 6:09pm

Re: TRAIN?
It depends on what kind of backpacking/climbing,scrambling, etc you are doing, IME, and also, perhaps, your age. When I was younger and running seriously, I never trained specifically for backpack...

In Philosophy & Technique » do you train for backpacking? How?
March 08, 6:05pm

Yet another "How"
My wife and I were walking along a running trail when a comely young lass glided by. Quite involuntarily, I cast an appreciative glance in her direction and my wife registered her disapproval in n...

In Chaff » How Fights Start
March 08, 5:44pm

Re: Re: Re: How Fights Start
"The best answer I could come up with while I was married (side benefit-it was always true!) was: "Sweetie, you look just like the woman I fell madly in love with xx years ago, which is q...

In Chaff » How Fights Start
March 08, 5:36pm

Re: Reason not to get married
"I knew there was a reason why I didn't want to get married!!" Only one??

In Chaff » How Fights Start
March 08, 5:34pm

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