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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Re: Trekking Pole Science
" have no idea what I would find for overall efficiency but my perception is that my efficiency increases when using poles in this way." Perhaps another way of looking at this aspect o...

In GEAR » Trekking Pole Science
June 06, 5:40pm

Re: FS - Montrail Namches - SOLD
You guys were right. They went quick. Transaction in progress. When I saw all the wishful responses for 11.5 and 12's , I started to feel sorry my mother bound my feet when I was a kid. ;}

In Gear Swap » FS - Montrail Namches
June 05, 6:57am

FS - Montrail Namches back on the market
2 pairs brand new Color: Celery Size: 10 Price: $30/pair plus $6 shipping anywhere in US except Alaska or Hawaii. Or both pairs for $68 including shipping.

In Gear Swap » FS - Montrail Namches
June 04, 8:23pm

Re: My dilema
"2) Muir Ranch up Goddard Canyon, cross country to Wanda lake and back to Muir Ranch. hike and snowshoe." +1 That would be a fun one! Via Ionian Basin? N. Goddard Creek/Davis Lake...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Your California Pass Opening Report
June 04, 8:19pm

Re: Re: Trekking Pole Science
"I suspect that most of the benefit was obtained on the steeper downhill sections of the Pyg track, where unfit leg muscles would be tested." If one does extensive, steep, downhill sec...

In GEAR » Trekking Pole Science
June 04, 5:17pm

Re: Carbon Flame War
". I don't really see a problem with legalizing a safe hallucinogen since, as I mentioned, people could still be prosucted for doing something dumb while on it- the problem being that ther...

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
June 03, 8:49pm

Re: Re: "execrable"
"And yes, it was rude. " I think it was the arrogance that accompanied his original post to me that provoked the response. I remain unapologetic. As far as I'm concerned, he dese...

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
June 02, 9:16pm

Re: Wisdom and age
"calling someone's english "execrable" is rude." Not if it's true.

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
June 02, 9:13pm

Re: Tom
"I am a fine writer," Again, if you say so.... "I do not care to utilize that standard here." Maybe use it once, just to show me that you can and that you're not ta...

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
June 02, 9:11pm

Re: Re: Tom
"Did I miss a BIG word???" Actually, it's pretty compact. It one of my favorites for situations like the one where I just used it. I think it went right over Isaac's head, th...

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
June 02, 9:06pm

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