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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: Offensive?
"I don’t care if you find my comments offensive, especially if you do not share that same feeling toward the actions of the Iranian theocracy." Then perhaps you should not mind if ot...

In Post-Trip Reports » Walking across Iran
January 29, 6:11pm

Re: Thanks, Mark, for telling it like it is.
Many thanks Mark, for a sensitive, spot on perspective on Iran told as only one who has spent time there could do. I lived there in the mid 70's for 7 months, and your impressions mirror my ow...

In Post-Trip Reports » Walking across Iran
January 29, 6:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Goose Down, Humane?
"goose down. goose down. goose down." Bah! Horsefeathers!

In GEAR » Goose Down, Humane?
January 28, 8:54pm

Re: Re: Montbell Inner Down Parka SOLD
"Montbell UL Down Inner Parka Parka sold Size - Medium Color - Charcoal Used on one 9 day trip, in mint condition. Old style, no adjustable hood or hem. Price $70 plus $5 sh...

In Gear Swap » FS Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
January 28, 8:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Exercise is over-rated!
"Subjects: Seventy-nine obese males and females were included." This may be the case for obese people, but I wonder if it applies to non obese, active people as well. I've been ar...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
January 25, 5:09am

Re: let's not blur the line here
"Let's not blur the line here in the U.S." I'm afraid the line has already been blurred here in the U.S. by the NPS's rolling over to horse packers. They have caused enorm...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sierra Prime: Off Trail in California's High Country
January 25, 4:49am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Exercise is over-rated!
"nm..no sense in commenting on bizarre statements." +1

In Editor's Roundtable » Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
January 24, 3:54pm

Re: Ohm nom nom.
"Nine days of gel packs and fat reserves? Yum!" Nope. A diet very similar to that of Don Wilson and Alan Dixon on their recent Sierra trip. 1 pound 6 oz/day @ ~2800 calories/day. Th...

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
January 23, 4:36pm

Re: Price reduction on Montrail Namches
"Montrail Namches - 2 pair Color - Celery Size - 10 Brand new, still in original boxes. Price $ 35/pair including shipping anywhere in continental US. Paypal accepted.

In Gear Swap » FS Montrail Namches
January 23, 4:13pm

Re: Price reduction on Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
"Montbell UL Down Inner Parka Size - Medium Color - Charcoal Used on one 9 day trip, in mint condition. Old style, no adjustable hood or hem. Price $70 plus $5 shipping anywhere...

In Gear Swap » FS Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
January 23, 4:11pm

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