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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: Burning Everclear--Healthier?
" and it is burned with the oxygen in it's environment". That's the point I was trying to make: The O from dissociated H2O could provide more O in the environment. Pure specu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Burning Everclear--Healthier?
March 19, 5:34pm

Re: Re: Black Bears on the AT
"So, I would honestly like to know what are people using as an alternative to bearspray?" Always, ALWAYS, make sure to hike with someone who is slower than you.

In GEAR » Warding Off Bears
March 19, 4:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 100% ethanol
"There is no net profit." I'm with you there, Roger. The 2nd Law rules. My line of reasoning was that the energy involved was that which was not absorbed by the pot surface and...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Burning Everclear--Healthier?
March 19, 4:23pm

Re: Re: Guns don't kill people
"OK, Ali has a point..." You're both wrong. Bullets kill people. So, if you're serious about cutting down on ballistic mayhem, why not finesse the 2nd Amendment arguments by ...

In Chaff » Stop Blaming Guns!!!
March 19, 4:06pm

Re: A Truly Modest Proposal
"It is always darkest right before the light?" James, Be of good cheer for the vernal equinox draweth nigh. Soon all of this shall evaporate like the bad dream that it is beneath th...

In Chaff » A Truly Modest Proposal
March 19, 1:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 100% ethanol
"That was the bit that surprised me too. A bit of water seems to be a 'good thing'." Would that have to do with hydrogen combustion(re-oxidation) from the fraction of H2O that ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Burning Everclear--Healthier?
March 19, 1:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 100% ethanol
" Technical article on this coming soon." I'll be watching for that one, Roger. I'm particularly interested in the effect on combustion, if any, of the 5% of H2O that Everclea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Burning Everclear--Healthier?
March 18, 8:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:do you take protection on hikes?
" Kinda like the wild west on steroids." Yup. I think Kipling said it best: When yer lyin' there wounded on Afghanistan's plains And the women come out to cut up what ...

In Chaff » do you take protection on hikes?
March 18, 8:42pm

Re: Re: Re:do you take protection on hikes?
"Are there any countries other than the US where hikers regularly carry guns?" Sure, Ashley. Afghanistan, for starters. Darn near everyone "carries" in the backcountry over...

In Chaff » do you take protection on hikes?
March 18, 6:55pm

Re: Re:do you take protection on hikes?
"And I quite like the English (Pommies)!" I think at one time or another darn near every people on the face of the earth had a substantial portion of their population designated P.O.H....

In Chaff » do you take protection on hikes?
March 18, 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 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