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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: Re: Putin
"Duh. Not a citizen. Plays hockey." And will not only sell his dear old granny, but deliver the goods. ;0)

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 29, 7:22pm

Re: Putin
How does that make him different from any number of US politicians?

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 28, 7:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: You Win
"If they could isolate something from turmeric that can be synthesized and sold for a profit, then they could study that" The wording of the cited studies indicate that they have isola...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anyone use bromelain instead of Vitamin I?
August 27, 7:57pm

Re: Re: You Win
"I have also read about the anti inflammatory properties of Turmeric. No, it has nothing to do with homeopathy and neither does aspirin." Indians of the South Asian variety have been u...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anyone use bromelain instead of Vitamin I?
August 27, 6:30pm

Re: Chiropractors? never.
"And I say this as someone who cracks people all the time for a living. But I do it sparingly, and on very specific people, and based on sound scientific theories and practices (evidence-based...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Herniated disc :-( whinging
August 27, 6:24pm

Re: Re: Re: filters
"No desire for the fiddling and swirling of the pen, or the work of squeezing and back flushing (I have the Squeeze and a Mini, use them for day hiking)." Are you saying you don't ...

In GEAR » water filter
August 27, 6:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Scents for high Sierra trout fishing?
"The mosquitos were thick and the trout would just watch the lures spin past." I've had that happen several times, mosquitos or no. My experience is that you'll get better res...

In Fishing » Scents for high Sierra trout fishing?
August 27, 5:14pm

Re: Scents for high Sierra trout fishing?
" I think that type of stuff works well for hatchery fish (that grew up on corn), but I've heard it doesn't work as well for wild trout." You don't need that kind of thing ...

In Fishing » Scents for high Sierra trout fishing?
August 26, 8:32pm

Re: Re: Rain Pants - are they worth it?
"For me rain gear is most important in classic hypothermia conditions, some combo of cold, wet and windy. Personally, rain gear keeps me a heck of a lot drier than no rain gear. Sure, I might ...

In GEAR » Rain Pants - are they worth it?
August 26, 2:07pm

"BIG hug. I can always wash afterwards. :)" I didn't say it should be on a backpacking trip. Or a mud wrestling match. ;0)) "PS-- for those who are wondering about this, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS?
August 26, 1:52pm

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