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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
About Me Leave no tracks.
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: out there
"I'm going to beat this dead horse and then eat it." In keeping with the spirit of the thread, you have to shoot the horse.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 06, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Fishing-best choice?
"Back in the day... you mean the days before back country permits and hordes of people? Like hiking up Whitney with no permit required? Yep. Yep. Sounds like our territories have quite a...

In Philosophy & Technique » UL with a gun?
December 06, 6:18pm

Re: the good life
"If you think about what would happen to the wild if everyone that ate meat hunted, things would be a real mess" Look on the bright side, Dan. We wouldn't have such a population p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 06, 5:30pm

Re: Hunting and fishing
"One day it just felt wrong to kill animals for my own pleasure. My position doesn't make much sense, as i still love a bloody rare steak. Not knocking anyone else, because when i did hu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 06, 5:24pm

Re: more Cutting the Cord
"Try staring into the void some time. Once the panic and terror wash over you, the ensuing calmness is very liberating." As is the fall that may well ensue.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
December 06, 4:59pm

Re: Avalanche transceiver?
"Mountaineering vs. Backpacking? One is more "dangerous"? (Not sure I necessarily agree.)" Have you ever done any serious climbing? I am referring to Alpine climbing/mountai...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
December 06, 4:57pm

Re: Re: Fishing-best choice?
"Actually in the 1960's (for me) it was possible to make trout a mainstay of your diet in many parts of the Sierras. This is no longer true." So true, Nick. There are still a few ...

In Philosophy & Technique » UL with a gun?
December 06, 4:50pm

Re: kindergarten
Bravo to your entire post!! Would that more people took it to heart, because, yes, everything you need to know IS in there somewhere. Thanks for sharing, Mina.

In Philosophy & Technique » Off-Trail Lightweight Backpacking Philosophy
December 06, 4:44pm

Re: hugs
"If you do backpacking right, I guess, you don't want to come back, or at least it changes people in profound ways." I don't think you're alone in that feeling, Dan. It...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 06, 4:31pm

Re: sheesh
"Kevin Sawchuk and I started seeing some seriously tame (or dumb) grouse" That's why we call them "fools hens" out here. You wouldn't even need to carry a gun for th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 06, 4:18pm

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