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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
About Me Leave no tracks.
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StateWA
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Explaining Canada to Americans
"Hope springs eternal........." On both sides of the border. ;-}

In Chaff » Explaining Canada to Americans
February 24, 6:43pm

Re: Re: Explaining Canada to Americans
"If or when that happens, California's Bear Flag Republic may yet see a resurrection as well." The movement is already well established. Viva Aztlan!! Just a matter of time befor...

In Chaff » Explaining Canada to Americans
February 24, 6:42pm

Re: Re: Re: OK, I read up a bit.
"With all due respect, I don't really get your fondness for the munter" + 1 "I understand it's usefulness in emergencies and its role in climbing history...but if you&#...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » safe working load - rope question
February 23, 8:20pm

Re: Re: Explaining Canada to Americans
"I think calling us non-Texans is about the nicest thing you could call us" To which I might add "non Texas Lone Star drinkers" ;}

In Chaff » Explaining Canada to Americans
February 23, 6:50pm

Re: Backpacking books with somewhat spiritual themes
The Snow Leopard by Peter Mathiesson

In Chaff » Backpacking books with somewhat spiritual themes.
February 23, 6:36pm

Re: OK, I read up a bit.
"Well, this is all a bit premature, anyway. I have to take a class or something, first." A very good idea. There are a lot of things to learn, even for basic scrambling, which are bes...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » safe working load - rope question
February 23, 6:31pm

Re: Re: Re: America, Americans
"the last time I did that my mother washed my mouth out with soap...." Hey, if your Mom washed your mouth out with soap you're a little more elder than you admit. Did she use Fe...

In Chaff » Explaining Canada to Americans
February 23, 6:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
"and you're a lot elder than me....... " Eh?? ;}

In Editor's Roundtable » Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
February 23, 6:07pm

Re: America, Americans
"After all, we call ourselves Americans" I've always wondered why we don't call ourselves Vespuccians?

In Chaff » Explaining Canada to Americans
February 23, 5:58pm

Re: Re: Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
"It's a pretty common lament, the idea that you just can't eat what you used to. But why is that so? And is it avoidable?" Definitely avoidable. As Nick posted, "get off ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
February 23, 5:48pm

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