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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Re: Shrink-Wrap burns... Re: Natick Labs R & D recommended no wool layers
Yeah. I forgot to factor in the Darwin coefficient.

In GEAR » Natick Labs R & D recommended no wool layers
January 04, 8:46pm

Re: Shrink-Wrap burns... Re: Natick Labs R & D recommended no wool layers
"True, but they also have soldiers with very nasty "Shrink-Wrap" burns when wearing low melt point synthetics in crashes." That might make sense in a combat environment, but ...

In GEAR » Natick Labs R & D recommended no wool layers
January 04, 8:35pm

Re: Your favorite wind proof headwear?
"FWIW, I was wearing either a MH Dome Perignon, a Pat R1 balaclava or both at times. I love the blaclava, but it doesn't do a bit to cut wind." Consider replacing the Dome Perignon...

In GEAR » Your favorite wind proof headwear?
January 04, 6:16pm

Re: Re: Polycryo vs. window treatment from home improvement store
"I’ve been using the ‘outside’ version for 2 years and it is tough. This polycro is much tougher than those emergency blankets." That's what I've been waiting to hear. I...

In GEAR » Polycryo vs. window treatment from home improvement store
January 04, 5:56pm

Re: 60%
Pretty slim pickins. If you thought the BPL year end gear sale was bad, this will give you a whole new perspective.

In Gear Deals » 60% off patagonia at 6pm
January 02, 6:12pm

Re: ,
"Its the later bronze version. I like the idea of getting a bigger bungee cord. I just havnt found a place online that has the right kind yet." Check with Ron Bell at Mountainlaureldes...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cant Beleive this Hasnt been asked Yet
January 02, 6:05pm

Whiteout navigation
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure the old saying goes. Definitely applies to whiteouts. Be aware of weather forecast before leaving and constantly monitor the weather as you proceed...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Whiteout navigation...
January 02, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Health care
Message deleted. Sorry for the outbust, folks. Happy New Year and Happy Hiking to one and all.

In Chaff » Health Care
January 01, 8:09pm

Re: Nut Butter Turds
"I'll have to test them on the trail to see how well they last." Standing by for a debriefing. Little turds, huh? Does that mean their's no pressure to share? ;}

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » PB & Sugar
December 31, 5:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PB & Sugar
"Hey Tom! Please do post if you alter and it turns out well!" Will do, Doug. How much coconut, BTW?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » PB & Sugar
December 31, 3:21pm

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