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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: New Mchale
"As far as was........" That's OK, David. What I want to know is how much does it weigh? And what is the volume?

In GEAR » New Mchale
May 20, 6:13pm

Re: Re: PCT method question
"For easier removal, it's best to use something smooth like extra stake, dowel, chop stick, skewer" I've found that it helps to throw a couple of extra loops of line around the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT method question
May 20, 5:32pm

Re: police state
+1 to yopur entire post! "especially quit the unexcusable acts of propping up dictators and madmen." +100 This is part of what led to 9/11, but we don't seem to have learne...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 19, 9:09pm

Re: Help On A Long Decision
"I would rather jump in headfirst and go for it." I would just heed that impulse, Ken, if I were you. Hiking solo is a very different experience from group outings in that it will all...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Help On A Long Decision
May 19, 7:24pm

Re: Re: California already has the same type law!
"I think you fail to take into consideration that Mexicans are proud of being Mexicans, have families and homes, and most will simply never want to leave." On the contrary, my friend. ...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 19, 6:15pm

Re: Sleeping bag
" If you like a hood, probably go with FF or WM." +1 I've owned both and they're great bags. I ended up staying with WM because they tend to be lighter for the same field per...

In GEAR » Mont-bell or Western Mountaineering??
May 19, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: 8lb. of trash
"And what I do in the privacy of my own is none of your business!" Now Doug. Don't be baiting the hyenas. You know where that got you last time. ;}

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
May 19, 5:45pm

Re: Trekking Poles - opinions?
"Save up the money and get the LT4s." +1

In GEAR » Leki Thermolite Trekking Poles - opinions?
May 19, 5:35pm

Re: Cottonwood lakes?
Give the Whitney Ranger District folks in Lone Pine a call. They're right there.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Looking for Inspiration for a Sierra Hike
May 19, 5:32pm

Forum name change
I propose we change this forum name from Chaff to Venting. :))

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
May 19, 5:24pm

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 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

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