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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: More precisely
"My money is on Level 7. No way Tom's going to a better place than me!" More precisely, "No way Ben is going to as bad a place as me." :}

In Philosophy & Technique » Where does one find...?
April 12, 6:14pm

The 7th Level - Sorry Ben ;))
"That's where I'm at, Tom. Come on down, the water's HOT! And all those women you guys seem to have such a hard time finding are all here as well!" Right on, Miguel. Here&...

In Philosophy & Technique » Where does one find...?
April 12, 6:11pm

Re: Grail.
" I was a big fan of the Ghost. I still have a Ghost I love and cherish." Me, too, one of the old grey ones. I take it out for a spin every once in a while just for the memories it br...

In GEAR » Big Pack Advice
April 11, 8:25pm

Re: Holy Grail.
"Great pack Tom but the Auspex could prove difficult to find." Yeah, you're probably right, Jeffrey. It was a long shot, but I thought I'd throw it out there on the off chance...

In GEAR » Big Pack Advice
April 11, 8:19pm

Re: Re: Big Pack Advice
Craig, Have you ever run across one of the old Mountainsmith Auspex backpacks? They are ~4000 c.i., weigh ~4#, maybe a bit lighter, and carry up to 50# about like a dream. They're not made...

In GEAR » Big Pack Advice
April 11, 6:40pm

Re: Zip lock bags
REI sells two sizes that I know of. The larger one is a bit smaller than the garden variety snack bag, but reasonably close. Also heavier duty.

In GEAR » Zip lock bags
April 11, 6:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Illogical?
"I just viewed it as illogical." There you go, being serious again. ;} And you still haven't told me what real angels look like. :)) You're gonna have to go some to top P...

In Philosophy & Technique » Where does one find...?
April 11, 4:18pm

Re: Re: it's easier than you think
"Tom, the logic of drawing the above conclusion escapes me!" Note that I made it a tentative assertion. That I said it at all was mostly because I knew it would get a rise out of you....

In Philosophy & Technique » Where does one find...?
April 10, 8:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: it's easier than you think
"but few have actually read the entire thing themselves. FWIW." You're right, of course. I should have said everything they read in the Bible. I stand corrected.

In Philosophy & Technique » Where does one find...?
April 10, 6:55pm

Re: Re: it's easier than you think
Ben, It wasn't structured to infer causality but, rather, was meant to be associative. Causality is notoriously difficult to prove, but one could probably make the case that people who beli...

In Philosophy & Technique » Where does one find...?
April 10, 6:49pm

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