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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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The ultimate job
Get laid off. There's an old climbers' adage that goes: "At either end of the economic spectrum there is a leisure class". You could get quite a mountain fix in 26 weeks.

In Chaff » How do you have time?
December 01, 8:13pm

Reassess you risk level?
Peter, The Coumadin puts things in a different light, IMO. I guess I'm wondering if you might not want to consider backing off a bit on the risk level of your adventures. If you took a mor...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is this injury??
December 01, 8:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Colgate causes birth defects
"DON'T put DEET or Colgate on your Naughty Bits -" Yeah, be considerate of your partner. ;}

In GEAR » DEET causes birth defects
December 01, 5:41pm

Re: What is this injury???
"Any thoughts??" Sounds like you "shock loaded" your right arm. It could be a partial tear of your biceps and triceps. If I were you, I would PM both Dean Fellabaum and Joh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is this injury??
November 30, 8:26pm

Re: What is this injury??
Peter, What were you doing when this happened to you?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is this injury??
November 30, 6:20pm

Re: Re: PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
"Because of this, they have to be better at their job" I know you are referring to your manager(s), Nick, but it also means that SAR will also have to be better at their jobs and, pote...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
November 28, 5:35pm

Mt Waddington area of B.C. Coastal Range 1-Mt Waddington 2-Mt Waddington Sunset 3-Sunset Over Mt Rose 4-Unnamed peak in the B.C. Coastal Range 5-Mt Mundy 6...

In User Test Forum » wad1
November 27, 5:20pm

Re: The Snowshoe bargain
"OK, they are made in China (Yukon Charlie Chan?)but they are well made from 6000 series aluminum (poles too) and have tough decking and good bindings." Hi Eric. What kind of crampo...

In Winter Hiking » Snowshoes
November 26, 9:24pm

Re: Tent heater
"I've got a TT rainshadow 2 and was curious what effect an inside heater would have on it?" No good effects, that's for sure, with a major risk of incinerating the tent and you...

In GEAR » Tent heater
November 26, 4:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: re: "PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord"
"I thought that sounded like pushing the potential cost of his risk-taking onto SAR/the taxpayers and it seemed less responsible to me than cutting back on the risky stuff." With, or w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
November 26, 3:55pm

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