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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: The ULA Unique Selling Point (for me)
"If an OHM-style pack was available with a pre 2009 style Conduit belt, sewn on pockets and roll top closure I would definitely buy one and be prepared to pay the price." "Anyone...

In GEAR » The ULA Unique Selling Point (for me)
February 27, 5:50pm

Re: JMT/HST combo!
" My itinerary will be fairly loose with campspots in mind, but also with the idea that if I find a beautiful spot to camp or want to extend or shorten a day I will." If you've got...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Who's hiking the JMT this year?
February 26, 5:33pm

Re: Re: No problem
"Greg, I think that you having been rained on only twice in CA doesn't indicate that it's a dry state. Merely that you haven't spent all that much time outside..." I think ...

In GEAR » Down only for winter?
February 26, 5:05pm

Re: Explain Tom
Anything I could say would just start another flame war and, while I have participated in ones past, I refuse to be responsible for starting one. So, I retract my comment and apologize if I ruffle...

In Chaff » Because I can...
February 25, 9:07pm

Re: Because I can...
"This one is for you DaveT. ;) Here is about $3200 worth of economic stimulation. lulz" There is a sickness afoot in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. :(

In Chaff » Because I can...
February 25, 6:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Hey Jesse
"real cool guys, for some reason I expected more from you... then I read UL peNis, some of you have no hope... Don't go away mad, man; it was doomed to end up here when you specified g...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Guns in national parks... NOW LEGAL!
February 25, 6:49pm

Re: Re: Re:What's a "peNis?""
"What's a "peNis?" Ah Douglas, me lad, you're a bleedin' rip. LOL

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Guns in national parks... NOW LEGAL!
February 25, 6:43pm

Re: somewhere.P,T. Barnum
"Somewhere, P.T. Barnum is smiling." And H.L. Mencken. ;}

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Guns in national parks... NOW LEGAL!
February 25, 6:39pm

"So how often can I to stumble across "Mexican" cartels, meth labs, and pot farms in National Parks?" If you want to test you luck, try hiking in the SW quadrant of Sequoia N...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Guns in national parks... NOW LEGAL!
February 25, 6:29pm

" I want at least a 16oz coffee. Way too pricey for Via that way." About the same as a Grande drip back in civilization.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG SP 700 French Press, mark 1
February 24, 8:36pm

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