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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: Beast in the Garden
"Weapons may be appropriate even in near urban park settings when things progress this out of hand with wildlife." Nah, Dave. Just take your cat along when you hike. No cougar(or b...

In Chaff » Guns in parks?.... maybe soon!
May 26, 1:49pm

Re: 9 day meal list in Weekender canister
Rick, Many thanks for going to the trouble of posting this. Lots of work, but much appreciated. Some interesting data to ponder. Tom

In GEAR » Bearikade Weekender: Which ULA pack
May 26, 1:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Do hiking poles build upper body muscle?
"trekking poles: extremely high reps with extremely low weight." trekking poles: extremely high reps with extremely low weight = endurance. A good thing, IMO.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do hiking poles build upper body muscle?
May 26, 1:28pm

Re: Re: alcohol
"Is your avatar real? I have heard of large cats, but that one is a monster! If real, what do you feed it?" Small dogs? Young backpackers?

In GEAR » Alcohol burning gives me a sinus headache
May 25, 3:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Sarcasm (Americans Suck)
"You know what else builds arm strength? Pumping my darn MSR Hyperflow." Too freakin' funny, Rick. You just made my good day a little better. Loco, are you still with us? If...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do hiking poles build upper body muscle?
May 25, 3:18pm

Re: 7-10 days of food in Weekender
Hi Rick, Would you be willing to post your food list? I'm working along the same lines as you apparently are, and I'm always interested to learn what other folks have come up with. M...

In GEAR » Bearikade Weekender: Which ULA pack
May 25, 3:07pm

Re: nuun content
"Great product." Yes, but very pricey.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Days - Damascus, VA May, 15-17
May 25, 2:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Do hiking poles build upper body muscle?
"For that matter, how did ANYone survive in the days before trekking poles were invented?" Probably the same way people survived before cars, airplanes, refrigerators, washing machines...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do hiking poles build upper body muscle?
May 23, 5:36pm

Re: Re: Re: fight fire with fire, anyone?
"He is a conservative. And again... he is just an entertainer. But many people take him much too seriously. :)" Yeah, especially when they vote.

In Chaff » Guns in parks?.... maybe soon!
May 20, 5:41pm

Re: Kenya
"The rate of fatal firearm accidents per 100,000 people is 0.27 nationwide." What about the fatalities that aren't accidents??

In Chaff » Guns in parks?.... maybe soon!
May 20, 5:38pm

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