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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: Type 2
"So, is solo mainly about type 2 fun for those of you who do it regularly?" Not for me. I've done a lot of solo over the last 40 years, some of it for the reasons DD stated but, m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
July 16, 8:27pm

Re: Re: patellar tear
"So conclusion: whether you go the surgery route or not, balancing out the muscles around the knee might go a long way to helping." +1

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Patella Tear, Broken Dreams
July 16, 8:17pm

Re: Re: Conservatives Condemnation
"I think the hawks here are finally starting to lose their influence -- fear just isn't what it used to be. I sincerely hope the Israelis will one day see beyond their hawks too -- and rea...

In Chaff » Deal Reached with Iran
July 15, 6:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Conservatives Condemnation
"the lame duck Obama seems to be on a roll lately, maybe his good luck will continue" Until January 19, 2017? At the latest??

In Chaff » Deal Reached with Iran
July 15, 6:25pm

Re: Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
"Maybe people like him because he is right, and shoots from the hip like W ?" Which got us where? Some 7000+ of our young people shipped home in body bags and another 50,000+ physical...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
July 15, 6:19pm

Re: edit. @ Dave T.
"check my edit, and see what you think about that route. want to see some new territory, bring a telescoping rod and a PLB, and get a little lost. love to avoid the PCT/JMT wherever possibl...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 5 or 6 day hike somewhere in the Sierra 7/23 - 7/28
July 15, 6:03pm

Re: tom k.
"thanks for all the good info. still have lamarck col, baxter, sawmill, and taboose on my someday list. appreciate all the wisdom" Thanks for the kind words, Dave. I do try to c...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 5 or 6 day hike somewhere in the Sierra 7/23 - 7/28
July 14, 8:08pm

Re: Re: Oh, The Irony...
"Where's Bob Gross when you need him" Probably up in the vicinity of Mt. Langley, snapping photos of Bighorn Sheep.

In Chaff » Oh, The Irony...
July 14, 7:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Conservatives Condemnation
"(Tom's my buddy, I just enjoy goading him. Tomorrow the Iran deal will probably blow up and he can goad me back." I hope it doesn't blow up, because the aftermath would be a d...

In Chaff » Deal Reached with Iran
July 14, 7:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Backpacking the Alpstein, Appenzell. June 2015.
"You write from the heart, there is no better writing than that." A huge +1 Everything else is nuts and bolts.

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking the Alpstein, Appenzell. June 2015.
July 14, 7:35pm

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