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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: Goose Down, Humane?
"Is it up your end ?" As in "innuendo"?

In GEAR » Goose Down, Humane?
April 30, 9:24pm

Re: Kaweah Basin
"We'd approach Kaweah Basin from the east (instead of from Nine Lakes Basin) because that approach appears to be somewhat easier (though the hike-in will be longer). Arnott's book has ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mineral King area (SEKI)
April 30, 9:22pm

Re: Re: Re: down
"If down is up, then it wouldn't be down, would it?" Unless it went down the Rabbit Hole"?

In GEAR » Goose Down, Humane?
April 30, 6:52pm

Re: roclite 370
"the roclite 370 look perfect and I saw they are still available at many stores!" Go for them! They're a great shoe. The best I've ever used.

In GEAR » Ankle high/mid summer shoes?
April 30, 6:01pm

Re: The plan
"My second question is, if you had a few days to explore from Nine Lakes Basin, how would you do it? I was thinking, to see Kaweah Basin, we could set up a camp at the southeasternmost lak...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mineral King area (SEKI)
April 30, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Commando style
Hmmmm. I think I'll stick to my Sticht Plate, especially on steeper drops. Not a lot of margin for error there. How near vertical are you willing to go with that technique?

In Philosophy & Technique » What do I want in hiking boots?
April 29, 8:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Weak ankles
"No hard evidence on that either, just personal experience." I think that pretty well sums it up. Personal experience. People are all over the map on this one.

In GEAR » Last shoe thread,PROMISE! Montrail Jawbone
April 29, 6:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Weak ankles
" Footwear that locks the ankle in and prevents good ROM is a lot like a cast." Mid ankle trail shoes, e.g. Namche, RocLite 370's, etc, are a long way from a cast. All you have ot...

In GEAR » Last shoe thread,PROMISE! Montrail Jawbone
April 29, 6:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do I want in hiking boots?
"Yep, too right" I figured as much; Just wanted to be sure. I'd have done the same in that situation. The rock looks pretty well weathered for freeing. No glory in doing a Wile...

In Philosophy & Technique » What do I want in hiking boots?
April 29, 5:42pm

Re: The NPS, backcountry permits, and "excessively dangerous hikes"
"All thoughts appreciated." Save yourself a lot of grief and lie, Dave. You generally can't reason with bureaucrats. Anything .0005 standard deviations outside their preconceived...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The NPS, backcountry permits, and "excessively dangerous hikes"
April 29, 5:33pm

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