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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: "Lips that touch pot..."
"Now I understand." That damn hindsight again. Cost me many a busy evening as well, albeit not because of an aversion to pot. I lucked out in that regard, because in Michigan back in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite prohibits drones
June 30, 5:47pm

Re: I carry script drugs...
" At my advanced age I am all for "short-suffering" if I must suffer. No hair shirts for me." +1 A basic insight gained thru the experience that comes with age is that ther...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emergency drugs?
June 30, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Re: SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERies re. MARRIAGE!
"I'm just monitoring this thread from a safe distance waiting for the women to weigh in,..... that should be interesting" The silence is growing more ominous with every succeeding ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » secrets out...
June 29, 8:07pm

Re: Emergency drugs?
"I would be nice to get some antibiotics, and prescription painkillers like Percocet." I get them from my docs whenever the last Rx expires. No problem with either antibiotic or hydro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emergency drugs?
June 29, 8:04pm

Re: Whitney Portal
"If there's another reliable shuttle service I'd entertain that." You might call the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce. There are a lot entrepreneurs down that way looking to make...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whitney portal campground advice?
June 29, 7:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Easy to judge
"What a strange reality we live in." If this is reality, lead me to that rabbit hole. Maybe Lewis Carroll was onto something after all.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 29, 7:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Using Bleach to Wash Clothes on the Trail
"Tom, dude, I can't believe you actually left yourself so open on that one. Must ...... resist ........ replying......." I was counting on you, Doug. It's been sort of boring ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Using Bleach to Wash Clothes on the Trail
June 29, 7:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Using Bleach to Wash Clothes on the Trail
"The idea is to get the skin-irritating bacteria out, and as far as I'm concerned I can smell as bad you like." Water and a good air drying in the sun seems to take care of both ba...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Using Bleach to Wash Clothes on the Trail
June 29, 6:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Returning grizzlies to the Sierra?
"plenty of salmon in the rivers," Not so much anymore, but there are plenty of rug rats and Chihuahuas in back yards to make up the difference. ;0)

In On the Web » Returning grizzlies to the Sierra?
June 29, 5:43pm

Re: Re: Using Bleach to Wash Clothes on the Trail
"Basically, Bob G is right. SOAP." Why bother with soap, when a few simple rinses/wring outs until the wringing water runs clear? More or less. ;) It's not like you're going ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Using Bleach to Wash Clothes on the Trail
June 29, 5:37pm

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