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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: Storage Options for a PCT start from Sea-Tac ?
When are you planning to do the hike?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Storage Options for a PCT start from Sea-Tac ?
June 07, 4:58pm

Re: Re: Suggestions for homestead-able land locations
"the land was DEAD. In one year time, with a ton of hard labor and using only organic methods, I have viable soil, full of beneficial insects and worms, that food grows in. But it is very, ver...

In Chaff » Suggestions for homestead-able land locations
June 07, 4:48pm

Re: John Muir Wilderness trip in August
This should get you started. Manfred's excellent write up of a trip with his family should lay your fears at least partially to rest, if you are hiking in August conditions. For some perspect...

In Pre-Trip Planning » John Muir Wilderness trip in August
June 07, 4:35pm

Re: Re: Granite Falls, WA
"Have fun on your visit." And if you stop in Bellingham, be sure to try Boundary Bay IPA. It's a PNW classic.

In Chaff » Granite Falls, WA
June 04, 9:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: can't let thread die
"Well, yes the focus on the 20th century is because modern history is easier to summarize since most people already learned about them." It is also worth noting that the 20th Century b...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
June 04, 9:03pm

Re: Re: Re: can't let thread die
"Way too many people focused on Soviet Union. Russian politics actually stretches back to the times of the Mongol hordes, which the invasion effectively isolated Russia from the rest of Europe...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
June 03, 8:17pm

Re: Re: Good ~50L pack with "trampoline" (off the back) suspension and extension collar?
"No matter what kind of pack you use, you are going to sweat. Best strategy is to accept the sweat. You can't minimize it. If you just accept the fact you will sweat, you learn to ignore i...

In GEAR » Good ~50L pack with "trampoline" (off the back) suspension and extension collar?
June 02, 6:15pm

Re: Re: when the world of high fashion and technical outerwear intersect many times
Are they selling outerwear or tires?

In GEAR » when the world of high fashion and technical outerwear intersect many times
June 02, 5:32pm

Re: Maltodextrin
"I'd like to make my own drink mix with Maltodextrin and Protein Powder. I've read Malto's post but can't figure out how to buy this stuff." PM him. He's got a w...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Maltodextrin
May 31, 7:09pm

Re: Re: Re: caffeine pills instead of coffee?
"b) I really didn't see an improvement in my trekking pole technique by doing this" Did you remember to remove the trekking pole basket before insertion?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine pills instead of coffee?
May 31, 7:04pm

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