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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: Adventuring partners
"There is no recipe or general outline that explains everyone's particular situations; each person has their own reason and will and narrative. Sometimes, however, those things align and...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
February 25, 5:24pm

Re: Re: finally
"Holy feces." +1 "Yes everything Jennifer said. +100 and all that." X 10

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 25, 5:04pm

Re: Glacier Peak Wilderness
"I can only imagine how nice it must have been to take a dip in 100-degree water in early October." Kennedy Hot Springs was always overrated, IMO, but it's history now. Washed out...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Enchantments Lottery Now Open
February 25, 5:00pm

Re: Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
"With my complexion, I always said I am more "off-white" :D" OK, OK, then. Off-white male adventurers. ;0))

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 24, 5:10pm

Re: Other Wilderness Permit Options?
"Are there any other permits that I might want to look into before too much time passes in 2015?" If you want something a bit more off the beaten track, you might consider the informal...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Enchantments Lottery Now Open
February 24, 4:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Spooning :)
"what about the time Skurka helped a momma Grizzly give birth to cubs" So THAT'S where our precocious Cub Scout with Skurka like skills came from!

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 24, 4:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Bring on the internet apocalypse
"And it appears per Pmags that Andrew is not afraid to spoon." But only with other white male adventurers. ;0)

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 24, 4:08pm

Re: india
"That sure sounds like skin in the game to me." Most definitely, David, real skin. I guess my point was that it doesn't have to be financial skin, because some of those kids just...

In Chaff » Terror in Copenhagen today
February 23, 8:18pm

Re: Re: Where does it say decision pending?
"Use it without the liner on low risk trips." I just double bag my food with Nylobarrier OP bags on low risk trips and sleep with it. Any trip where I feel the need to carry the Ursac...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
February 23, 8:11pm

Re: Keep it
"so you can keep your sarcastic welcome. I am not a regular here. I know, I know, thank God, right?" Sorry if I ruffled your feathers, David. It was a tongue in cheek attempt to get y...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 7:58pm

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