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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: Filter woes
"I'm guessing that anything waterborne wouldn't have come on this quickly? (3 days)" Not a parasite like giardia, but bacterial or viral infections manifest themselves within a...

In GEAR » Water Filter Failure
November 17, 9:02pm

Re: Jacket Suggestion
"I would like to get people's opinion on these 2 Montbell jackets." I can't comment on the Thermawrap, but I used the UL Down Inner Jacket this summer in the Sierra in temperat...

In GEAR » Jacket Suggestion
November 17, 8:58pm

Re: Comparison Inov8 390 and 288
"Ankle cushioning is adequate on the 288's, but not quite as much as is on the 390's." Were you able to get a sense of how they compare for ankle support?

In GEAR » Comparison Inov8 390 and 288
November 17, 5:37pm

Re: Re: PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
"But maybe there is better tech waiting out there." Like, maybe, a PLB??

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
November 17, 5:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Water Filter Failure
">> I think a fair number of us would be offering supporting, if anecdotal, evidence of heavy viral loads in western streams if that were the case. In my defense, I didn't say tha...

In GEAR » Water Filter Failure
November 16, 8:35pm

Re: ...
"Hey, really looking for something light and warm for rock routes up high, plan to supplement with insulation." WM Highlite 16 oz. 35 degrees. I should qualify that by adding that it...

In GEAR » UL Summer bag?
November 16, 8:24pm

Re: re water filter failure
"It does serve to highlight the scope of the issue: On one end of the scale a single organism could cause illness in a susceptible person and on the other end of the scale there are some who w...

In GEAR » Water Filter Failure
November 16, 6:39pm

Re: Speaking of prisons ...
"And yes ... I really use them !!" For a toothbrush? ;}

In Multiple Use Gear » Y'all are insanely creatve
November 16, 6:14pm

Re: Re: Re: The Meaning of " It " ... Take 2
"Them's some bold words friend." +5

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
November 16, 5:43pm

Re: Re: Re: PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
"Doesn't anybody get "it" anymore ?" This is starting to sound like a Werner Erhard EST session.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
November 16, 5:39pm

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