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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Guess I'll Wait for the New Akto and Scarp 1
"I'll respect the limits of my TT Rainbow (I hear it does OK in light snow)and explore winter camping in it." You heard right, IME. I was in the Sierra last October and got 10&quo...

In GEAR » Guess I'll Waiting for the New Akto and Scarp 1
October 17, 4:19pm

Re: 300 Black Bears killed so far in Ca. hunting season
"Hard to believe they couldn't do better in the Sierras." Why? What's so special about California? That aside, maybe they could at least do as well. Everyone has access to t...

In Chaff » 300 Black Bears killed so far in Ca. hunting season?
October 16, 6:23pm

Re: Probars -- Weather?
"Maybe cut back on the 5 gallons/day water boiled ;)" I missed something somewhere in 5 pages of posts, Jim. Is B.C. really gonna boil 5 gallons of water/day? Or does the winking sm...

In GEAR » Best Stove for use with Puncture Canister
October 16, 5:46pm

Re: 300 Black Bears
"wouldn't call 100 Big Horns on the way to extinction. New Mexico has reintroduced Big Horns to all their mountain ranges, and started with herds smaller than that." I hope you'...

In Chaff » 300 Black Bears killed so far in Ca. hunting season?
October 15, 8:28pm

Re: Mariposa Plus
"BTW: What I don't like about the Ohm, is the hipbelt looks very unsubstantial, and I like all the weight (even if it is 18 pounds) to be on my hips." Brad, Looks can be deceivi...

In GEAR » Ohm vs. MariposaPlus
October 15, 6:06pm

Re: http://www.savebears.org/
"To those worried about the apex predator- what do you say about the lion/CA big horn issue?" Only that the lions wouldn't be a problem if diseases introduced by domestic sheep ha...

In Chaff » 300 Black Bears killed so far in Ca. hunting season?
October 15, 5:51pm

Re: Ohm vs. MariposaPlus
"Would the main pack body for the Ohm or MP+ hold a tent, sleeping bag, bear cannister, small amount of clothing and rain gear?" A lot would depend on how big a tent, how much food, an...

In GEAR » Ohm vs. MariposaPlus
October 15, 5:27pm

Re: cw.
"right on, craig..." +1

In Chaff » 300 Black Bears killed so far in Ca. hunting season?
October 15, 5:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Less with Altitude?
"Oh, duh. Frickin' Einstein I am. lol." Even a blind squirrel finds a nut occasionally. ;}

In GEAR » questions about esbit
October 14, 8:31pm

Re: Ultralite
" I also have a Summerlite, that is wicked light, but I only find it warm enough to the mid to upper 30's." Brad, Have you tried using your layers when sleeping, e.g. parka, ves...

In GEAR » WM Ultralite question
October 14, 5:39pm

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