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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Integral Designs Event rain jacket
I'm a little surprised no one has mentioned this superbly breathable jacket with its minimalist design. No hand pockets, one chest pocket, non adjustable hood which fits most heads nicely, 10 ...

In GEAR » What's your favorite rain jacket?
February 07, 8:08pm

Re: Buckwheat
" It comes out a little bit crunchy, but is certainly edible" Buckwheat comes in different textures: Coarse(whole groats), medium, and, IIRC, fine. If you are using whole groats, yo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Quinoa
February 06, 5:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hammock pro/con
"But consider the case of someone who mostly camps where they can hang their hammock above the ground -- from trees, rocks, whatever. Fortunately, for those comparatively few times they are wh...

In GEAR » versatility in a shelter choice?
February 06, 5:13pm

Re: stevens pass to snoqualmie pass in winter
"it's not a big snow year and the weather is so warm right now it seems like a good year to try." Interesting idea. If the weather remains stable it would be feasible, but keep in...

In Winter Hiking » stevens pass to snoqualmie pass in winter
February 06, 5:06pm

Re: Ducks Don't Use Toliet Paper
"When i see people caring toliet paper and taking the time to use it i always tell them "Ducks Don't Use Toliet Paper"" Ducks don't bury their poo, either, and they c...

In Gear Lists » some input on my current gear list please
February 06, 4:48pm

Re: Re: Coffee!
"Dang! Missed it. :( " Tut tut, Ben.

In Gear Swap » Paying it Forward
February 06, 4:43pm

Re: still looking
"any opinions out there?" John, Now that you've had several eloquent posts arguing for lightening up and using low cuts because mid ankle/high tops don't provide ankle suppo...

In GEAR » mid-cut, off-trail hikers to carry heavy pack
February 06, 4:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hammock pro/con
"Why? I do not have a hammock, but I would think that above treeline you would use it on the ground -- secure the ridge with your trekking poles so the net and roof are off your face." ...

In GEAR » versatility in a shelter choice?
February 05, 6:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Hammock pro/con
I just can't get past the fact that you're pretty much restricted to camping below treeline. Lots of other shortcomings from my perspective but I, too, do not want to start a flame war so ...

In GEAR » versatility in a shelter choice?
February 05, 5:14pm

Re: Guearnea Pig, Er, I Mean Gear Pioneer!
"Which is why you need to seize the Moment, buy the Moment and live the moment -- and bring it with you on our next hike to share the Moment -- so I can do a real compare/contrast." An...

In GEAR » versatility in a shelter choice?
February 05, 4:01pm

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