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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: Re: Re: One shell to rule them all
"+1 eVENT +1 Porpore (DriDucks, etc)" + another 1. It's hard to beat an ID Event jacket for all around use and Propore fabric jackets if conditions permit(i.e. not very durable, ...

In GEAR » One shell to rule them all
May 02, 5:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Didn't last long.....
"Zombie Runner has some Inov-8 370 in stock I don't know the current situation with the 370... " I suspect they are still discontinued because Zombie Runner doesn't have the...

In GEAR » Inov-8 discontinues their award 370 boot-why?
May 02, 5:37pm

Re: Re: Wide Mouth Bottle for Perpetuum
"Pre-measure into a ZipLock. Scotchtape the ZipLock flaps shut. Fill the water bottle about 1/3 full. Tear off a big chunk of the corner of the ZipLock. Add/shake, add/shake, , add water, a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training for a speed hike.
May 02, 5:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Overcompensation
"a lot of beginners: too many overly worry about drinking and eating enough and overcompensate to the point of illness." Not to mention death. Another good reason for adding electroly...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training for a speed hike.
May 02, 5:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Morton Lite Salt
"Note that Morton's Lite salt has potassium in it. You could make a judicious mix of it with regular salt to get the Na / K proportion you want." +1 1/4 tsp (1.4 grams) of Morton ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training for a speed hike.
May 02, 4:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Avoid Rattlesnake Creek
"Whatever you do, avoid the Rattlesnake Creek area, just south of Big Arroyo. I got in there by mistake one time and got too far down into it to turn back. I ended up climbing down the stream ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mineral King area (SEKI)
May 02, 4:38pm

Re: Goose Down, Humane?
"Is it up your end ?" As in "innuendo"?

In GEAR » Goose Down, Humane?
April 30, 9:24pm

Re: Kaweah Basin
"We'd approach Kaweah Basin from the east (instead of from Nine Lakes Basin) because that approach appears to be somewhat easier (though the hike-in will be longer). Arnott's book has ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mineral King area (SEKI)
April 30, 9:22pm

Re: Re: Re: down
"If down is up, then it wouldn't be down, would it?" Unless it went down the Rabbit Hole"?

In GEAR » Goose Down, Humane?
April 30, 6:52pm

Re: roclite 370
"the roclite 370 look perfect and I saw they are still available at many stores!" Go for them! They're a great shoe. The best I've ever used.

In GEAR » Ankle high/mid summer shoes?
April 30, 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 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