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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: I'm back, what'd I miss?
"The whole "planning and talking gear is not a substitute for actually getting out"--true for my psyche at least. So I took a break to focus on other things." That rarest of ...

In Chaff » I'm back, what'd I miss?
August 05, 5:14pm

Re: Re: Storms
"University Pass looks like a challenge. A recent BPL TR got me thinking about how to add it to a possible loop. I'm hoping to go from Kearsarge Lakes, up the scree/talus toward University...

In Post-Trip Reports » Vidette Lakes-Center Basin via Kearsarge Pass 7/21-25
August 05, 4:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Looking to add protein to my backpacking diet
"I will try and eat most protein in camp in the morning and evening. How does that look?" I think you're in the ball park. From this point on it will be a matter of small adju...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking to add protein to my backpacking diet
August 05, 4:29pm

Re: Re: Re: I'm back, what'd I miss?
Ironic that BG was bounced for pointing out a word of prose mis-spelt. Welcome back!

In Chaff » I'm back, what'd I miss?
August 04, 8:23pm

Re: Storms
"Thanks for sharing your experience, photos and backcountry thought process especially regarding the change in route early on. From what I've read doing Deerhorn and Harrison in the same d...

In Post-Trip Reports » Vidette Lakes-Center Basin via Kearsarge Pass 7/21-25
August 04, 8:18pm

Re: Re: Ankle support with high boots
Well said, James. +1

In Philosophy & Technique » Ankle support with high boots
August 04, 5:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Looking to add protein to my backpacking diet
"Thanks Lori - I did not know this about protein at high elevations." You have to have protein if you're going to be out any length of time. So, don't eliminate it entirely. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking to add protein to my backpacking diet
August 04, 5:48pm

Re: Holy crap!
I just read the article a couple of hours ago, Doug. It is a very sobering piece indeed for those of us who call the PNW home. In the event the worse comes to pass, those living in places like Mt...

In Chaff » Holy crap!
August 02, 8:16pm

Re: Hike report
" Great reading, very enjoyable. Your word choice has inspired some plans for a future trip in fact has me thinking about modifying plans for a hike later this month. I could almost hear a hy...

In Post-Trip Reports » Vidette Lakes-Center Basin via Kearsarge Pass 7/21-25
August 02, 7:56pm

Re: Walker..
""Trump was criticizing Walker for ruining the economy in Minnesota"... Thats interesting, indeed, since Scott Walker is from Wisconsin.;)" Maybe they were having a trade ...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 01, 6:01pm

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